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2011 Mazda 6 vs. 1998 Xedos 6

To start off, 2011 Mazda 6 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Xedos 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Xedos 6 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mazda 6 (170 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 64 more horse power than 1998 Xedos 6. (106 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1998 Xedos 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mazda 6 weights approximately 344 kg more than 1998 Xedos 6. 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, 2011 Mazda 6 (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Xedos 6. (138 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2011 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Xedos 6.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Mazda 6 1998 Xedos 6
Make Mazda Xedos
Model 6 6
Year Released 2011 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 5-speed automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1484 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1839 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1471 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2789 mm 2620 mm


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