The Volkswagen uses 0.8 l less in the mixed cycle when compared to the Mazda 6 III Estate 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 145HP manual. The difference at the level of 0.8 l is not perceptible. At the same time in the long run it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
The Volkswagen has 53 percent more torque when compared to the Mazda 6 III. The difference at such level is quite big, so that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant will accelerate perceptibly better.
The Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant uses 23 percent less fuel while driving inside city than the Mazda 6 III. The difference in the amount of 1.6 l is quite noticeable in everyday use of the ride. But, in a long run it will give you significant savings. Bear in mind that fuel consumption may change depending on how you drive
With more luggage capacity the Volkswagen Passat B7 will have much more room for carrying things and be more functional car compared with the Mazda 6 III. If the size of the trunk is what does appeal to you, the Volkswagen will be better choice as it is around 97 liters larger than the trunk of the Mazda 6 III Estate 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 145HP manual.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The maximum velocity of the Volkswagen is higher as compared to this of the Mazda 6 III Estate which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 4 km/h is not big and is not realy noticable in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
This huge difference stems from the fact that both compared cars are equipped with various engines. The Volkswagen Passat B7 Variant 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual has the diesel engine whereas the Mazda 6 III Estate 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 145HP manual is equipped with the petrol engine. Because of the fact that these cars has different types of engines, comparing this feature is pointless.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Volkswagen that can carry 8 l more fuel compared with the Mazda 6 III. The average fuel container capacity in the large family cars segment, from which the Volkswagen comes from, is 63 liters, whereas in mid-size class (represented by the Mazda) it equals 63 liters.
If you are a tall man or you carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Volkswagen, which is by 40 millimeters higher than the Mazda, is better option for you. However, compared cars do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much observable.