Maybe you're considering buying a midsize sedan. It is a segment that is not in its best commercial time because of the "high fashion"Which increasingly they have more acceptance; at the end, just over 50 percent of sales in the category are companies who buy for their fleets, because the buyer of this type of car or bet on there is now enormous compact or has surrendered to fashion SUV. And it's a real shame because there is now genuine big car in the segment and Never before generalists sedans had been so complete and so good. Either both of this comparison are clear and interesting example.
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium and 180 hp Mazda 6 2.2D Luxury 175 hp They are large size and are even bigger so much to offer. In them you can find technology that until recently could only be a premium car, good behavior, content consumption and a pleasant traveling capacity. The two options are to give you Diesel engines more powerful of their respective ranges and high quality fittings that make them very attractive. You may want to take home an Audi, a Mercedes or a BMW rather than a Ford or Mazda but I assure you that except the love that you have your favorite brand, with these versions of the Mondeo or 6 you will not miss virtually nothing, except nuances and rear propulsion and finishing certain personal details; and the price even play in your favor.
Great in every way
The first thing you have to take into account either is the size. Pay attention to your parking spot before purchasing them, which with 4.87 m long and nearly 2 meters wide you may already have space problems on your "classical" parking place. In the last generational change Mondeo grew 2 cm and 14 cm MAZDA! This detail, after checking (it will seem silly but not everyone does and takes no surprise) plays in your favor when it comes to interior space or luggage capacity is concerned. Between Mondeo and 6 inner size difference is negligible. They are made for four adults traveling very comfortable; if you want you can add one more, but as in all of this segment on long trips the fifth end sick of you, the width of the rear seats and the hardness and shape of the central support. Mazda longitudinal space is better, although the Mondeo is already good enough to not go playing with your knees on the backs. For space is not worse one than the other, despite differences. Front Complaints can only come by the selected station, because both comfortable traveling there ergonomics and even a nice design, the Japanese sportier, more elegant in German.
The equipment level is high in both fruit of Titanium and Luxury finishes cases. There is good connectivity and both can manage different functions with spoken commands serial, something more complete in the Ford. The Mazda has a small Head Up Display that is not very useful if you are one of those who bear the high wheel, and the Mondeo I do not like mirrors, too curved and excessive deformation of reality that can lead you to commit bugs away, but takes getting used to and make them. Like the Mazda, the Mondeo Life on board is nice with large doses of overall comfort and good connectivity.
At trunk yes there differences to consider. The first comes from the gate, much more practical in the Ford, much more manageable in the Mazda. The first leaves a huge mouth and practical load but is very high and there is some force to lower -always can put electric gate for 500 € more. In 6 there door, wide for what is customary in the segment but small compared to its 5-door rival. Trunk space is relative to the equipment. The Japanese always delivers some interesting 535 liters, while Ford has 605 liters if carrying reparapinchazos 480 liter kit or spare wheel emergency, which it is also an extra 200 €. I support the wheels always recommend emergency repair kits before-pricks but in this case the loss of trunk is so large that better leave it as is standard and have the BOOT; the spare wheel is large, but as another measure (215/60 R16 235/50 R17 compared to the other four) at the end becomes emergency wheel-sheet, with its limitations but with speed- large wheel size; Ford stuff.
The Mondeo carries a motor 2 liters with common rail direct injection and VGT. For his part, Mazda uses a 2.2 liters with identical injection but two turbos sequential operation, a smaller and faster acceleration for low returns and a larger one for the rest of the regime. The result is good at Ford and something better in the Mazda, which brings a higher level prestacional. It is faster than its rival and eventually consume the same. The difference in acceleration and recoveries, given the type of car we're talking about, I do not see the Mondeo to rule at any time, which already offers very good data despite being worse. There mechanical properties in the two models, since the Mondeo weighs 166 kilos more than his opponent and takes longer change developments. Eventually arrives at a similar 6 consumption and performance that is not bad, indicating that The engine is technically very good, Nevertheless Mazda outcome is better. This unit 6 has more horses in our bank than his rival when it should be the other way, something that certainly contributes to better performance. Not good brands cars supervitaminados send us evidence, because in the end the result is distorted and do not know what is the reality. However, consumption Mazda has been good, indicating that it is technically better drive than its rival.
At dynamic behavior a bit like occurs in the engine. The Mondeo is a great choice, but the Mazda is better; the fact that 6 behave better does not mean that Ford is bad. In front of Laguna, Avensis, Insignia, etc. Dynamically I consider Mondeo is ahead of them, but it faces here for me is reference segment, even ahead of the Passat idolized for many. Both cars are on their site and have driving aids to behave safely. I like the Mazda because it has a more faithful to your commands front end, transmitting a high sense of control at all times without being injured comfort. The Mondeo is more bourgeois and in certain extreme cases charged in the front for the most weight. Under normal driving will feel the difference is that equal comfort with the Mazda are closer to the BMW slogan You like driving? and the Mondeo is all a bit more filtering. They're good cars, yes, I advise against LED headlights, which still do not give the visual quality view premium brands; the bixenon better.
It's amazing how adjust their prices mark including a direct labeling. They have a similar starting price, although it must be borne in mind that both our comparative finishes are the most comprehensive of their respective ranges. Combinations of finishes and equipment are higher Ford, since you can configure it to your liking with more options, while the Mazda only you can choose the color and little else among his three finishing possibilities. In return it offers a complete equipment.