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2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2019 Mazda6

The Volkswagen Arteon is among the most exciting platforms to wear the automaker’s badge in quite some time. Its sleek outline, top-of-the-class performance and cutting-edge technology will make it one of the most sought-after models in its industry segment. Shoppers combing through the available sport sedan options on the market today will likely benefit from a head-to-head comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2019 Mazda6. The new VW fastback sedan offers more standard performance and connectivity options than its Mazda rival. Additionally, the 2019 VW Arteon uses its unique geometry to offer one of the largest trunks in the entire sedan class of the automotive industry. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon today by calling, 855-660-8226.

On the most basic level, the 2019 VW Arteon and 2019 Mazda6 share a few common elements, like having space for up to five passengers. Additionally, both vehicles offer each automaker’s smartphone-compatible infotainment system. However, it’s worth pointing out that of the two vehicles, only the 2019 VW Arteon makes the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications available across its entire trim ladder. That is about where the similarities end. Among the most glaring disparities between the 2019 versions of the Arteon and Mazda6 is trunk space. The latest VW fastback sedan can offer 27 cubic-feet of trunk volume with the rear seats in place. That storage space can also be expanded to 55 cubic-feet when the back seats are folded down, which dwarfs what is available for the Mazda6.


2019 VW Arteon


2019 Mazda6

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
268/158 Horsepower/Torque 187/186
Eight-speed Automatic Transmission Six-speed Automatic
27 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 14.7 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

All versions of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon available at the Team Gunther VW showroom use the same powertrain equipment. Under the hood of the VW fastback is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Mazda6 has two engine options for customers to consider, a naturally aspirated or turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Neither of those options make as much power as the power plant employed by the 2019 VW Arteon.

Finally, all versions of the 2019 VW Arteon above the base trim come with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment. The 2019 Mazda6 is not available with all-wheel-drive on any trim grade.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 VW Arteon.
A photo of the front seats in the 2019 VW Arteon.
A photo of the rear seats of the 2019 VW Arteon.
A photo of the trunk space in the 2019 VW Arteon.