2017.5 Mazda6: Same MSRP, Different Deals

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Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


, - October 6, 2017

Mazda has released a 2017.5 model of their award-winning Mazda6 mid-size sedan, with trim changes and additional standard features for both the Sport and Touring models. These enhancements come with the same MSRP as the 2017 Mazda6, however, our analysis of the newest offering shows it’s eligible for much less attractive incentives.

What's New

Showing Mazda’s continued strides toward making safer cars and crossover SUVs, the 2017.5 entry Mazda6 Sport adds standard rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. The Mazda6 was named a 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick+.”.

The mid-trim Mazda6 Touring saw numerous upgrades for the 2017.5 model, including Advanced Keyless Entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Smart City Brake Support low-speed automatic braking, and rain-sensing wipers. Leather seats, navigation, and heated front seats also come standard.

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Topping the list is the Mazda6 Grand Touring, which builds on the features in the Mazda6 Touring. It includes a full-color Active Driving Display head-up unit, LED interior lamps, LED fog lights, driver’s memory seat, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Control, and Smart Brake Support, among other features.

Offer Details

In LA, the current offers on the 2017 Mazda6 are attractive. Buyers can get $2,500 cash back, plus a new unadvertised dealer incentive for additional savings. Going the low APR financing route gets you zero percent financing for 60 months, or 1.9 percent for 72 months, plus $1,000 in bonus cash. You can also lease the Mazda6 Sport at $199 for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.

In contrast, the current offers on 2017.5 models are much less enticing. Offers include $1,000 to $1,500 cash (depending on region), and zero percent financing for 60 months or 1.9 percent for 72 months. Lease a 2017.5 Mazda6 Sport at $219 for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing.

Though the mid-year Mazda6 sedans come with some attractive new standard features, without raising the base MSRP of $21,945, the dealer incentives don’t offer much to hold on to. If you’re shopping for a Mazda6, be sure to check which one your local dealer is offering. This could significantly impact how much you end up spending.

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Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.