2014 Mazda Mazda6 Overview

Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - February 27, 2014

The Mazda6 is a plucky midsize sedan that puts the power where you need it in city driving conditions. It has been praised for its elegant design, and also for the Skyactiv technology that places an emphasis on efficient performance. When equipped with the i-ELOOP regenerative engine braking system, a Mazda6 can return 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.

The Mazda6 is now mentioned in the same breath at the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. And while it's unlikely to take surpass the old guard in sales numbers, this new Mazda6 is good enough to threaten status quo buying decision in the midsize segment.

What's New for 2014

The Mazda6 is all-new this year, from stem to stern.

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Choosing Your Mazda Mazda6

The Mazda6 is equipped with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that produces 184 horsepower. Fuel economy varies, though, according to transmission and special equipment.

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Pricing starts are only $20,990 for the base Sport, and standard features include air conditioning with a pollen filter, a rearview camera and Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. This model is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, but an optional six-speed automatic transmission can be subbed in. With the manual, a Mazda6 gets 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway; these numbers rise to 26 and 38 with an automatic transmission.


It's a bit of a leap to the $23,645 Touring, but you can expect standard items like automatic climate control and six-way power driver's seat. The Touring is equipped with the six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission; with an automatic transmission and the optional Technology Package, fuel economy rises to 40 mpg highway. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and the brake super system is available as part of an optional package. Optional Bose speakers and navigation are also available features. The Touring Technology Package is available as an option.

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Grand Touring

The high-end Grand Touring model costs $29,695 and features additional add-ons such as standard Bose speakers, navigation, fog lights, an eight-way power driver’s seat, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated side mirrors and keyless entry. Forward obstruction warning, lane departure warning system and high beam control are available though the Grand Touring Technology Package and the Advanced Package.

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CarsDirect Tip

We like a blend of performance and value, so a Touring model with the Technology Package has the greatest appeal for us.