Mazda's entry in the midsize category doesn't try to be all things to all buyers -- instead, it uses SkyActiv technology and KODO design language to create a family car that athletic, economical and stylish.
What's New for 2016
Changes include a slightly revised front grille and headlights, a new LED signature for the rear taillights, a new shark fin antenna, revised 19-inch wheels, and nine new colors. Inside, there's an updated instrument cluster, a free-standing 7-inch center display, and a head-up display, along with a new floor console, connectivity system, and electronic parking brake.
Choosing Your Mazda Mazda6
Mazda has done a fairly good job of keeping the selection process simple:
- All Mazda6s come standard with the same 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine that delivers 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm.
- Additionally, all models come with front-wheel drive only.
The only real drivetrain option is whether you prefer a manual transmission or an automatic. The base Sport and mid-range Touring are available with both, while the top-spec Grand Touring is available only with an automatic.
Once you have decided on what transmission you prefer, you simply need to go through the three available trim levels to find the equipment you prefer:
If you can live without leather seating, a Touring with the Technology and Moonroof/Bose/Satellite Radio Packages is really a great buy at only $27,995 -- beating the Grand Touring's price by over $2,000.