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Acura ILX vs. Mazda Mazda6

In comparing the Acura ILX to the Mazda Mazda6, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Mazda Mazda6 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX versus the Mazda Mazda6, the Mazda Mazda6 is a better car than the Acura ILX.

Acura ILX versus Mazda Mazda6 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura ILX ranges from $22,985 to $31,798 while a used Mazda Mazda6 from the same model year range is priced between $19,672 to $32,475. For a new model, the Acura ILX's price is between $27,177 and $33,367, with the Mazda Mazda6 priced between $26,060 and $36,892.

Acura ILX versus Mazda Mazda6 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Mazda Mazda6's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 4 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Mazda Mazda6 being ranked 3 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Mazda Mazda6 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The Mazda6 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. The ILX uses premium unleaded, and the Mazda6 uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mazda Mazda6, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Acura ILX, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2021 Mazda Mazda6

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,177 - $33,367

Used Asking Price:

$22,985 - $31,798

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,060 - $36,892

Used Asking Price:

$19,672 - $32,475

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 39
9 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 13
3 / 13
3 / 13
8 / 13

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

w/Tech w/A-SPEC, Base, w/Premium w/A-SPEC, w/Premium

Trim Levels

Grand Touring Reserve, Grand Touring, Signature, Sport, Carbon Edition, Touring

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

317 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 574 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

14.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3095 lbs

Width:

70.6 inches

Height:

55.6 inches

Length:

182.2 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3437 lbs

Width:

82.3 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

192.7 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/55R17