Many midsize family sedans can get passengers to wherever they’re going competently. But the Mazda6 doesn’t settle for being just another lackluster sedan. The 2019 Mazda6 has it all: head-turning styling, incredible driving dynamics and a luxurious cabin you’d imagine would come in a sedan that costs much more. These are just a few of the reasons the Mazda6 is popular at the Mazda dealership near Henderson, as well as dealers across the country. The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is a popular midsize luxury sedan that was fully designed this year. Because some Henderson Mazda shoppers compare the ES 350 with the Mazda6, we’ll compare both models to see how they fare against each other.
The 2019 Mazda6 provides exceptional value for the money, with a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) that starts at $23,800 for the base Sport trim. At the top of the lineup, the Mazda6 Signature trim has an MSRP of $35,100. Compare this with the starting MSRP of the 2019 Lexus ES 350, which is $39,600, and you’ll see what an incredible value the Mazda6 provides.
In these times of uncertain gasoline prices, it makes sense to buy a vehicle that’s fuel efficient. Equipped with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Mazda6 gets EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway. With the standard 3.5-liter V6, the Lexus ES 350 returns a disappointing 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Opt for the F Sport model, and those figures drop to 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
The Mazda6 has a tighter turning circle than the Lexus ES 350, making the 6 more maneuverable than the ES 350. The Mazda 6’s turning circle is 36.7 feet, compared to 38 feet for the ES 350. With 18-19-inch wheels, the ES 350 has a 38.8-foot turning circle. Additionally, the 2019 Mazda6 comes with a standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which increases stability by applying a light brake force to the outside wheels when the vehicle is cornering. There’s no comparable system in the 2019 Lexus ES 350.
The Mazda 6 comes with standard whiplash reducing headrests designed to protect the driver and front passenger in the event of a collision. If there’s a rear-end collision, the headrests move forward to prevent injury to the spine and neck. You won’t find a similar safety system in the Lexus ES 350. The Mazda-6 has a cross-traffic alert system that uses sensors to warn the driver if vehicles are approaching from the side. The Lexus ES 350 doesn’t offer a cross-traffic alert system.
The Mazda 6’s comes with rear seats that fold to allow storage of long and bulky items. You can’t get folding rear seats in the Lexus ES 350.
While the 2019 Lexus ES 350 has its adherents, when you compare it with the 2019 Mazda6, the latter is the better buy. The Mazda6 costs a lot less, is more fuel efficient, handles better, and comes with safety features not found on the Lexus ES 350.