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Long the obvious choice for consumers seeking an athletic mid-size sedan, the Mazda Mazda6 adds another virtue to its long list of capabilities: safety. The old Mazda6, with the brand's stunning design, luxurious features, and a peppy turbocharged engine, was an option that had everything consumers wanted. The 2019 Mazda Mazda6 adds more standard safety features across the range to improve upon that winning recipe.
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The Mazda6 is now only available as a four-door sedan. Buyers can choose between two all new engines, a 170-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 272-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine. The 2.5 can be teamed with either a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic, while the V6 is bolted exclusively to a new six-speed automatic transmission. Standard... Read more »
Major changes included:
The first generation Mazda6 is offered as a sedan or 5-door style in "I" or "S" trim levels. Power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control and cloth upholstery are standard, while higher models include leather seating and premium audio. Read more »
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