2002 Mazda 6 vs. 2009 Volkswagen T5

To start off, 2009 Volkswagen T5 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mazda 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mazda 6 would be higher. At 2,459 cc (5 cylinders), 2009 Volkswagen T5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mazda 6 (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2009 Volkswagen T5. (129 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 2009 Volkswagen T5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mazda 6 weights approximately 178 kg more than 2009 Volkswagen T5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Volkswagen T5 (340 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 159 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mazda 6. (181 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 Volkswagen T5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mazda 6.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mazda 6 2009 Volkswagen T5
Make Mazda Volkswagen
Model 6 T5
Year Released 2002 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2459 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1425 kg 1247 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 5300 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1970 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 3410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 80 L


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