The 2013 Mazda6 carries into the 2013 model year with five trim levels, including: i Sport, i Touring, i Touring Plus, i Grand Touring and s Grand Touring. The i Sport starts things off as the base model, featuring only the basic amenities and a $20,725 MSRP. The i Touring model comes in next, boasting a mild drivetrain upgrade and a few basic exterior changes. Next in the Mazda6 lineup is the i Touring Plus trim, which adds in larger rims and a few exterior feature, starts off at $25,170. The fourth trim level, the i Grand Touring, comes in at $27,750 and sees some extra interior trimmings. The pinnacle of the Mazda6 lineup, the s Grand Touring comes in at $29,990 and sees an exclusive drivetrain and a number of comfort and convenience additions to the interior and exterior.
In the mid-size sedan market the Mazda6 has a large number of competitors to fend off. One of its key competitors is the newly redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Sedan, which boasts two engines a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V-6. Nissan gets in on the Mazda6-challenging fun with its redesigned 2013 Altima, which bases out with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and caps off with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The U.S. gets in on the competition with its redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and its trio of engines: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.4-liter hybrid four-cylinder and its 259-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.
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The Mazda6 has been around the block a time or two, but with all of these revised models coming in to take its place, it certainly has some work ahead.
The Mazda6 i Grand Touring takes what is on the i Touring Plus and adds in some high-end features. Keeping the passenger’s entertained is a 265-watt Bose Centerpoint stereo system with 10 speakers and AudioPilot. The i Grand Touring eliminates the manual air conditioning and replaces it with a two-zone automatic climate control system. Also included in the cabin are leather seats with heaters built into the two front ones and a Welcome” lighting system that illuminates the entire cabin as you enter the car. The final addition to the i Grand Touring trim is a multi-information display with a 4.3-inch color screen in place of the standard audio system that displays the audio, Bluetooth and climate control information, as well as the image from the standard back-up camera.
The i Sport trim level is the base format of the 2013 Mazda6 and despite its entry-level status, it still comes well equipped. On the outside it comes standard with 16-inch rims and automatic on-and-off headlights. Inside the cabin, the 2013 Mazda6 i Sport features power windows and door locks, with a one-touch-down feature on the river side window. To help keep the cabin comfortable, the i Sport trim level comes with air conditioning and a pollen filter to keep allergens on the outside. To help keep everyone in the Mazda6 i Sport entertained, it features an AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system with six speakers in total. Connected to the i Sport’s standard 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine is a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2013 Mazda6 i Touring takes the standard features that the i Sport comes with and adds some extra touches of luxury. It features 17-inch rims wrapped with 215/55R17 tires in place of the standard 16-inch wheels. Another add on to the i Touring’s exterior is a pair of fog lamps to help its driver see in non0ideal conditions. Inside the i Touring, Mazda added in Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, premium interior trim, and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob. Adding to the enjoyment of any commute, the i Touring includes a six-disc CD changer to the standard six-speaker stereo system. The i Touring trim uses a five-speed manual connected to the standard 2.5-liter engine.
The i Touring Plus trim level on the 2013 Mazda6 swaps out the i Touring’s 17-inch rims and replaces the with 18-inch ones wrapped up in 235/45R18 rubber. Also added to the outside of the Mazda6 i Touring Plus are folding outside mirrors that have integrated turn signals and courtesy lighting to illuminate the ground as its passengers exit the vehicle. Inside the i Touring Plus’s cabin it features a power moonroof to allow a little extra airflow, as needed. Electroluminescent interior gauges make it clear and easy to see the gauges in varying lighting situations. The i Touring Plus also gets some added security in the form of an anti-theft system and Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring system, which constantly checks the driver’s blind spots and alerts the driver, via a mirror-mounted icon, if a car is in the blind spot and a audible chime when the driver turns on the turn signal with a car in the blind spot. The i Touring Plus features the same drivetrain as the i Touring trim.
The s Grand Touring trim is the top-dog in the 2013 Mazda6 lineup and it features a 272-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the outside, the s Grand Touring builds onto the i Grand Touring’s standard features with chrome dual exhaust finishers on the rear fascia. It also carries over the 18-inch alloy rims from the i Grand Touring wrapped in the same 235/45R18 tires.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Mazda Mazda6$19,999 | 749 mi
2014 Mazda Mazda6$21,888 | 5,486 mi
2014 Mazda Mazda6$27,500 | 1,221 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$16,495 | 9,207 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$16,495 | 8,453 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$16,495 | 9,832 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$16,495 | 14,096 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$16,650 | 13,363 mi
2013 MAZDA MAZDA6$16,865 | 5,182 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$17,995 | 12,987 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$17,995 | 8,871 mi
2013 Mazda Mazda6$21,995 | 10,781 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$14,982 | 35,733 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,481 | 36,362 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,888 | 35,046 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,950 | 27,351 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,981 | 34,278 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$16,000 | 33,631 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$16,335 | 32,505 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$16,995 | 33,428 mi
2011 Mazda Mazda6$12,993 | 53,367 mi
2011 Mazda Mazda6$15,499 | 36,627 mi
2008 Mazda Mazda6$13,987 | 61,600 mi
2007 Mazda Mazda6$11,818 | 57,701 mi
2006 Mazda Mazda6$11,990 | 58,831 mi
2003 Mazda Mazda6$5,988 | 106,118 mi
2003 Mazda Mazda6$7,495 | 105,273 mi
2003 Mazda MAZDA6$7,595 | 140,227 mi
Superior fuel economy, but more expensive across the board
Superior fuel economy, but four-cylinder engine is noisy
Huge horsepower and mpg on the top end, but expensive in the base format
Base model is packed with features, but no manual transmission option