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2007 Mazda 6 vs. 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

To start off, 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mazda 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mazda 6 would be higher. At 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata (159 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2007 Mazda 6. (134 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata should accelerate faster than 2007 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mazda 6 weights approximately 370 kg more than 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Because 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Mazda 6, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Mazda 6 (310 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata. (188 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2007 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mazda 6 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Make Mazda Mazda
Model 6 MX-5 Miata
Year Released 2007 2009
Body Type Station Wagon Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.3:1 10.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 200 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.7 seconds 7.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1170 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1250 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.4 L/100km 8.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 50 L


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