Should you buy a Mazda CX-5 or a Mazda 6?

Should you buy a Mazda CX-5 or a Mazda 6?

Although different when Mazda CX-5 is a crossover and Mazda 6 is a sedan, many people still wonder whether to buy Mazda CX-5 or Mazda 6 because the price is the same.

Introduction of Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6

Because the price of Mazda CX5 and Mazda 6 cars is about 900 million VND to over 1 billion dong, many people are wondering whether to buy Mazda 6 or CX5.

Mazda 6 is a D-segment sedan that is a serious competitor of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata … in Vietnam market. This model owns an elegant, stylish, fashionable and luxurious design. Currently, Mazda 6 is locally assembled and not much different from the version sold on the international market.

2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda 6Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6

Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 is a car in the 5-seat crossover segment that competes with Honda CRV, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan X-Trail … This model has the advantage of high ground clearance and design. Sporty, luxurious exterior design suitable for many ages and user purposes. Mazda CX-5 is also assembled domestically by the same enterprise with Mazda 6 as Thaco and distributed to the domestic market recently.

Compare Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 in terms of exterior

In terms of exterior design, both cars from Mazda use the same KODO design language, bringing a sporty, attractive but beautiful and extremely elegant. On the Mazda 6, the details on the head and body of the company are beautifully designed by the engineers in the language of the “moving soul” that has brought this car company a lot of great success.

The 2018 Mazda 6 has a longer wheelbase than the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Mazda 6 owns a luxurious, elegant design

With the Mazda CX-5, this crossover model also uses the KODO design language for the exterior, possessing a beautiful, sporty exterior and a high quality crossover. The chassis uses a series of impressive embossing details to help the overall become strong and strong. In general, with this exterior design, the Mazda model can completely make many competitors have to worry about sales.


Two models on one side carry crossover blood, one on the sedan, so they both have more or less basic differences, especially in the size. Comparing the Mazda 6 and CX-5 in size, while the CX-5 has a big and high size, the Mazda 6 has a long and low body that is exactly like luxury sedans. The specific dimensions of the two models are as follows:

Dimension specifications (mm) Mazda CX-5 Mazda 6
Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT 4,550 x 1,840 x 1,680 4,865 x 1,840 x 1,450
The standard long 2,700 2,830
Ground clearance 200 165

2018 Mazda CX-5 is a crossover model using the KODO design language

Mazda CX-5 is a crossover model using KODO design language

Top car

Comparing the Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-5 in terms of head design, the two models with KODO design language are quite clear on the head design. In particular, in details such as the grille cluster, headlights and front bumper, Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-5 all have quite a lot of similarities.

Mazda 6 is equipped with a polygonal grille with mysterious black paint, accompanied by a chrome-plated border that creates an impressive highlight. This grille cluster is arranged to wrap around the company’s logo and lower layout compared to the previous generation. Regarding headlight equipment, Mazda 6 is equipped with headlights with a modern and eye-catching design. This cluster of the car is designed quite thin, flat and extends to the side of the car. Equipped with Full LED technology, the Mazda 6 is completely capable of lighting not inferior to any opponent, even proved to be superior.

Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 crossover has the same grille cluster as on the Mazda 6, but has a larger size to better fit the car’s large size. Not only that, the Mazda CX-5 headlight cluster is not too much different from Mazda 6 in equipped with LED technology accompanied by LED daytime positioning lights quite nice and attractive. The grille of the vehicle is arranged to connect 2 clusters of fog lights below. In addition, the front bumpers of the CX-5 are somewhat sportier than the Mazda 6 to match the crossover bloodstream that the CX-5 carries.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a beautiful and impressive head designMazda CX-5 has a beautiful and impressive head design

Vehicle body

For the body, both models own their own sports lines, attractive bodywork thanks to KODO design style. However, compared to a sedan and a crossover, the two models have completely different details to evaluate.

Because it is a D-class sedan such as Toyota Camry, Honda Accord … Mazda 6 possesses a rather large length of up to 4,865 mm, much better than the CX-5 315 mm. With this length, the car feels more luxurious and elegant. Not only that, the car is also refined by Mazda using embossed ribs on the body to bring an overall design that is quite humorous and aesthetic.

The Mazda 6 has a fairly long body

The Mazda 6 has a fairly long body

The Mazda CX-5 has a taller and wider body when compared to the Mazda 6. This model has a height of up to 1,689 mm and a ground clearance of 200 mm which provides a quite sporty and powerful body. In addition, the body of the Mazda CX-5 is also used quite a lot of embossing, but these details are made larger, more prominent and longer than the sedan model in the same house. This design gives this croosover model a more aggressive look when standing next to rivals in the segment.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a ground clearance of up to 200mmMazda CX-5 has a ground clearance of up to 200 mm


Evaluating the Mazda 6 on the rear, the car possesses a more beautiful and impressive rear than the Mazda CX-5 with a bright chrome bar connecting 2 taillights. In addition, the rear bumper of the car is arranged low to bring the true luxury of a D-class sedan. Mazda 6’s taillights are not too different when compared to the previous generation. This model retains the design of taillight clusters with round lamp holes extending to the side.

Mazda 6 owns taillights with a modern design

Mazda 6 owns taillights with a modern design

Meanwhile, many people review the Mazda CX5 has a beautiful tail with a embossed line running right behind the door connecting two taillights. Mazda CX-5 uses a LED technology taillight, which is designed to be flat, similar to the front lights. This cluster is sharpened by Mazda towards the body of the car, but for many users, this design narrows the reverse light, making the car more or less incapable of warning.

The rear end of the 2018 Mazda CX-5Tail of the car Mazda CX-5

Compare Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 in terms of interior

Interior space

Both models provide a luxurious and convenient interior space for users. No interior of the Mazda 6 is completely refreshed on the basis of the minus points drawn from the previous generation. In the car, only the steering wheel cluster and a few small details remain. Thanks to that, the current version has a luxurious interior space and suits the needs of users.

Regarding the center console area, the Mazda CX-5 has been redesigned to be more minimalist in order to bring convenience to users instead of distracting style like the previous generation. In addition, the most advanced version of the car uses premium materials such as brown Nappa leather, UltraSuede fabric or Japanese Hoang Dan wood on interior details such as seats, doors and dashboard to bring an internal space. extremely high furniture.

Interior space on the Mazda 6 2018Interior space on Mazda 6

Judging by the Mazda CX-5 in terms of interior, the model is no less modern, but a bit inferior when compared to the same sedan. Compared to the 2017-2018 Mazda CX5, the Japanese automaker has completely refreshed from the steering wheel, taplo table, gear lever to small details such as air-conditioning vents, armrests. The tabloid area of ​​the car is minimalist with a central screen raised similar to the Mazda 6. Besides, the air vents of the car are also adjusted in the direction of sharpness and symmetry. Comes with a bright chrome plated rim that brings a serious snag to the cabin space of the car.

Interior of the Mazda CX-5

The interior of the car Mazda CX-5

The Mazda 6 has plenty of legroom thanks to its large wheelbase. The passengers in the car absolutely did not feel cramped or uncomfortable. However, this spaciousness is not comparable with CX-5. The ceiling space on the front seats of the Mazda CX-5 is 39.7 inches, the rear is 39 inches, while the Mazda 6 is 38.4 inches in the front row and 37.1 inches in the rear seats.

In terms of luggage space, the Mazda 6 offers a storage space of 416 liters while the Mazda CX-5 provides a luggage space of up to 875 liters. In addition, the Mazda sedan can only fold the rear seat at a ratio of 60:40, while the 5-seater car with high ground clearance CX-5 is more flexible with 40:20:40 configuration.

Equipped with amenities

Regarding comfort equipment, two models of Mazda own quite a lot of similarities. Mazda 6 owns a 3-spoke leather-wrapped sports steering wheel with 4-way adjustment and integrated with many modern function keys. This model is equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system at the top of the segment with a high-end 11-speaker audio system with high-end touch screen built-in GPS capable of connecting Bluetooth, USB, AUX. Vehicles equipped with automatic air conditioning 2 independent areas, rear seat air vents. In addition, the driver’s seat can also adjust the 8-way power comes with memory function.

Interior of the Mazda 6
Interior of the Mazda 6

Meanwhile, Mazda CX-5 is no less inferior when equipped with all the amenities on Mazda 6. The sound system on this crossover is only Bose 9-speaker system. However, it is equipped with two Bose Centerpoint systems and exclusive Bose AudioPilot for vivid sound quality.

Compare Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 in terms of engine / performance


In terms of engine equipment, both of these Mazda models are powered by SkyActiv technology for superior performance and fuel economy at the top of the segment. Specifically, Mazda 6 is equipped with two engine options including:

2018 Mazda 6 Wattage Torque Gearbox included
2.0L petrol engine 153 horsepower 200 Nm 6-speed automatic transmission
2.5L petrol engine 185 horsepower 250 Nm 6-speed automatic transmission

The 2018 Mazda 6 uses SkyActiv technology on its engine blockMazda 6 uses SkyActiv technology on its engine block

The Mazda CX-5, meanwhile, offers two different engine options. Specifically:

2018 Mazda CX-5 Wattage Torque Gearbox included
SkyActiv-G 2.0L petrol engine 153 horsepower 200 Nm 6-speed automatic transmission
SkyActiv-G 2.5L Engine (FWD 188 horsepower 251 Nm 6-speed automatic transmission

2018 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with 2 different engine optionsMazda CX-5 is equipped with 2 different engine options


The Mazda CX-5 has an advantage over the Mazda 6 in terms of powertrain, especially all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the sedan is only available front-wheel drive only. With this equipment, Mazda CX-5 is completely easy to move on complex terrain roads. It has a ground clearance of 200 mm for outstanding performance. However, in terms of acceleration, in tests, the Mazda 6 2.5 with turbocharged engine block for acceleration from 0 to 96 km / h in just 6.4 seconds. Meanwhile, Mazda CX-5 with AWD drivetrain takes up to 8.3 seconds.

Mazda's D-class sedan for stable performance at high speedsMazda’s D-class sedan for stable performance at high speeds

Both models are rated by car experts to have the best handling ability when compared to competitors in the same segment. However, comparing the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6, the D-class sedan has more advantages. Mazda 6 for faster and better handling thanks to its low center of gravity for better traction.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Mazda 6 once again creates an advantage over the CX-5. The specific parameters are as follows:

Car model Urban roads (liters / 100km) Expressway (liters / 100km) Combined roads (liters / 100km)
Mazda 6 10.2 7.6 9.0
Mazda CX-5 11.9 7.5 ten

Compare Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 in terms of safety equipment

Regarding safety equipment, both models are equipped with modern safety features such as brake assist at low speed, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning … However, in the safety assessment from Safety organization of America (NHTSA), Mazda 6 achieved 5-star safety rating, while Mazda CX-5 achieved only 4 stars. Some safety equipment of the two models can be mentioned as:

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Support emergency braking force
  • Electronic balance
  • Traction control, TCS
  • Assist to begin across hill
  • Blind spot warning BSM
  • Warning lane departure
  • Lane keep assist
  • Warning for vehicles crossing RCTA

2018 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with many advanced safety functionsMazda CX-5 is equipped with many advanced safety functions

Should I buy a Mazda CX-5 or a Mazda 6?

Currently, these two Mazda models have been sold in Vietnam market in the form of domestic assembly. The price of Mazda 6 is sold at the lowest price of VND 819 million, while the price of Mazda CX-5 ranges from VND 899 million.

Mazda 6 price Mazda CX-5 price
Mazda 6 2.0L version: Price 819 million Version Mazda CX-5 2.0L: Price 899 million
Version 2.0L Premium Mazda 6: Price 899 million Version Mazda CX-5 2.5L AWD: Price 999 million
2.5L Premium Mazda 6 version: VND 1,019 million Version Mazda CX-5 2.5L 4WD: VND 1,019 million

Both models of Mazda have their own plus points. If the Mazda 6 possesses superiority in driving feel and interior space, the Mazda CX-5 has more spacious cabin space, underbody and all-wheel drive system for sporty performance. than. Thanks to that, Mazda CX-5 deserves to be a reasonable choice for a high-ground 5-seater model.

The choice between a user’s Mazda 6 and CX-5 depends heavily on usage needs. If you are a lover of elegance and elegance, need to find a car to meet your travel needs, meet your partners … then the Mazda 6 D-class sedan is the right choice. If you are in need of a family car, capable of flexibly moving many roads with different terrains, the Mazda CX-5 crossover will be more ideal.


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