2014 Mazda Mazda6 – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

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Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6

In contrast to its predecessor’s slightly look, the new Mazda6 sports lines and sinister eagle-eye Up front, the automaker’s new trapezoidal is in evidence, and muscular fenders by the automaker’s RX-8 sports car add an flair. The A-pillar touchdown (where the base of the windshield the hood) has been moved four inches, giving the more balanced proportions and of a front-wheel-drive look in profile.

the passenger compartment away the front axle also that the wheel housings eat up interior space. Along a lengthened wheelbase, this means that the cabin is commodious than before, for rear-seat occupants. Accompanying the space is a reworked dashboard a simple, unflashy but subtly design.

While it isn’t to win any style awards, it also look dated five down the road, and the controls are placed and user-friendly.

Mounted high on the center is a somewhat undersized 5.8-inch screen that relays and, if so equipped, navigation info. The nav unit comes with a rotary-style control with redundant menu in a setup reminiscent Audi’s MMI system.

As for technology, Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora radio HD radio and AUX and USB inputs are standard on all except the manual-transmission base as is a SMS Text message function can read incoming texts and help compose responses voice commands.

SkyActiv

The new Mazda6 is the second vehicle to be from the ground up using SkyActiv technology philosophy. approach employs careful to reduce weight while rigidity, which reaps in fuel economy, performance, and safety.

Thanks to an increased of ultra-high tensile strength in its the sedan boasts a lower weight and 30 percent increased rigidity compared its predecessor. also optimized the under-floor to improve aerodynamic floor, in a class-leading (and mileage-boosting) coefficient of drag.

Another efficiency-aiding measure is a capacitor-based regenerative braking Dubbed i-ELOOP, it’s in principle to the regenerative systems for years in hybrid vehicles it recaptures kinetic energy would otherwise be lost braking. Unlike a traditional setup, which stores in a bulky battery before it to an electric motor, i-ELOOP energy in a comparatively lightweight and uses it to power the sedan’s components (including A/C, radio, etc.).

Engine

For now, the Mazda6 is available with a four-cylinder gasoline although a diesel mill be available in the second half of

The standard motor is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces a 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of at 3,250 rpm. Better fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg on the and 38 mpg on the highway when equipped a six-speed automatic transmission just a smidge behind the Altima’s class-leading 26/38 mpg Add in the optional i-ELOOP system, and figure rise to 28/40

For those looking for a more driving experience, Mazda offers a six-speed manual was modeled after the legendary Miata’s smooth-shifting transmission. It the sedan’s official fuel ratings to 25/37 mpg.

The option will be a 2.2-liter four-cylinder that is estimated to 173 hp at 4500 rpm and a stump-pulling 310 lb-ft at rpm. While fuel figures are not yet available for this it has a good shot at rivaling the highway rating of the only diesel-powered midsize sedan on the the Volkswagen Passat TDI.

Unlike some competitors, the is not expected to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V6 as a range-topping engine.

Level Breakdown

The Mazda6 is in Sport, Touring and Grand trim levels.

The Sport standard with a six-speed transmission, A/C, power and locks, cruise control, a AM/FM/CD stereo with AUX and USB cloth upholstery, keyless push-button start, 60/40 rear seatback, dual side mirrors with turn signals and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Opt for the six-speed on the Sport trim level, and will throw in a 5.8-inch screen, Bluetooth smartphone Pandora radio compatibility, HD and an SMS Text message function can read incoming texts and help compose responses voice commands.

To those the Touring adds dual-zone climate control, leatherette a six-way power-adjustable driver’s a blind spot warning a rear cross traffic system and 19-inch aluminum wheels. An available Touring Package brings a Bose sound system with 11 a navigation system, a proximity auto on/off headlights, windshield wipers, auto-dimming and Mazda’s Smart City Support System (explained in the section below).

The top-spec Grand Touring all of the goodies from the Touring Package as well as leather heated front seats an power-adjustable driver’s eat, a adjustable front passenger’s SiriusXM satellite radio, HID headlights, LED daytime running fog lights and silver-finish 19-inch alloy wheels. Mazda Cruise Control and a Forward Warning system are bundled as an optional package available on the Grand Touring.

The Grand is also available with the GT package, which brings a Departure Warning System, Beam Control, Mazda Cruise Control, Forward Warning and i-ELOOP.

Occupant Safety

All Mazda6 come standard with front, front side and side curtain airbags in to a tire-pressure monitoring system.

The and Grand Touring trim feature a blind spot system and rear cross alert, which alerts the to obstacles when the sedan is in Optional on the Touring and standard on the Touring is a Smart City system that uses a sensor system to detect collisions, warn the driver and apply the brakes to mitigate the of a crash. The system operates at up to 20 mph.

Key Competitors

Rivals to the include the stylish and fine-handling Fusion and the well-equipped and efficient Altima in addition to the perpetually Toyota Camry and Honda .

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