2008 Mazda MAZDA6 Review

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2008 Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda MAZDA6 Review

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T he Mazda 6 (or Mazda6, as the prefers) is the mid-size sedan for the enthusiast. The Mazda6 looks than its competitors, and the driving confirms the impression, with handling and responsive engines. The feels tighter in corners and the road better than the Camry, Honda Accord or Altima. It#39;s lighter on its and stops quicker.

In short, more of a driver#39;s car. and V6 engines are available, and each is with a five-speed manual or gearbox.

The Mazda6 comes in a sporty hatchback style, in addition to the traditional four-door sedan. The excels at carrying cargo, yet it look like a hatchback; in it takes a sharp eye to distinguish it the sedan.

The Mazda6 was introduced for the model year, and Mazda it has won more than 70 awards for excellence since then.

The model year brought styling revisions and significant improvements, inside and out. For Mazda made anti-lock (ABS), Electronic Brake-force (EBD), traction control, and and side-curtain air bags standard the Mazda6 lineup. Now 2008 a new standard tire pressure a Bose stereo on Touring 17-inch alloy wheels on base models, and a security system for the Sport VE.

An all-new Mazda6 will be for the 2009 model year and go on sale summer 2008, so for deals on the 2008 models here.

All 2008 Mazdas with a roadside assistance toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 a year throughout the United and Canada. A comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile covers all but routine-wear items.

2008 models receive a mile powertrain warranty and a corrosion warranty.


The 2008 Mazda6 comes in sedan and five-door hatchback styles. (The wagon has discontinued for 2008. So has the high-performance, Mazdaspeed6.)

Two engines are available: Mazda 6i come with a 156-horsepower four-cylinder engine; 6s models are by a 212-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. With engine buyers can choose VE (for Value Edition), or Grand Touring trim. All are equipped.

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Additionally, there#39;s the 6i Sport, offered only as a ($18,990), but still equipped air conditioning; cruise control; AM/FM/CD audio; tilt and steering wheel; power mirrors and door locks remote keyless entry; a power outlet; automatic shut off; variable windshield wipers; rear defogger; and 215/50 all-season on 17-inch alloy wheels. A manual transmission is standard; a automatic ($900) is optional.

The 6i Sport VE sedan ($19,750) and ($20,750) add a body-color grille; sill extensions; eight-way driver#39;s seat; in-dash CD/MP3 changer; and leather-wrapped wheel, shift knob and brake handle. New for 2008 is a security system. Again, is optional.

Touring and Grand models are now offered only automatic transmission. Additionally, 6i sedan ($22,240) and hatchback upgrade to leather upholstery; front seats and outside and a 200-watt, seven-speaker Bose

The 6i Grand Touring sedan and hatchback ($24,840) add HID headlights, fog electroluminescent gauges, automatic control, auto-dimming rear-view Homelink garage door and a power glass sunroof sunshade.

The V6-powered lineup with the 6s Sport VE sedan and hatchback ($23,210). Except for the and two 12-volt power outlets of one, equipment is identical to the Sport VE#39;s. Again, a manual is standard, but the optional is a six-speed ($950).

Touring and Grand Touring add the same equipment listed for about the same differential in except that 6s Grand models ride on 215/45 radials on 18-inch alloy Prices top out with the 6s Grand hatchback ($27,750).

A six-disc changer is optional ($500) on the 6i Sport sedan. Optional on VE and is the sunroof ($700). Grand buyers can add navigation ($2,000). Satellite Radio ($430) and a player ($200) are optional on all A remote engine starter is available only with transmission.

About a dozen accessories are available, including several options ($40-50), wheel ($50), and an auto-dimming mirror/compass ($275) or without ($200)

Safety features that standard on all models include EBD, traction control, and a complement of air bags: advanced front, side-impact, and side-curtain. New for is a tire-pressure monitor.

• For information such as specs, and photos of the 2008 Mazda , click here: 2008 MAZDA6.

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