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Mazda 6

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With a few vehicles dominating the midsize segment, and numerous likable trying to unseat them, tough for any particular vehicle to out. But the Mazda 6 has something competitors don’t: charisma.

just about any car in this will get the job done, the Mazda 6 to engage the driver in the process. was particularly true of the first-generation 6, had a relatively compact, European-size and sporty suspension tuning gave the car a remarkably nimble For the second-generation 6, Mazda enlarged the while still retaining of the original model’s handling

Depending on your needs, generation could make for a choice as a midsize sedan.

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is powered by one of two — a 2.5-liter inline-4 170 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque or a V6 that cranks out 272 hp and 269 lb-ft. The is paired with either a manual transmission or a five-speed while the V6 is only available a six-speed automatic.

The 6 is available in five trim i Sport, i Touring, i Touring i Grand Touring and s Grand Models with the i prefix with the four-cylinder engine, those with the s prefix with the V6. Base models are equipped, while higher levels come with niceties as a sunroof, Bluetooth dual-zone automatic climate and an audible blind-spot monitoring

Major options (depending on include xenon headlights, ignition/entry, satellite radio and a system.

Visually, the current 6 is no with a distinctive face and fender flares that Mazda’s RX-8 sports In terms of practicality, the Mazda 6 stacks up well against class leaders such as the Accord and Toyota Camry regard to passenger space, volume and V6 vigor. Moreover, midsize sedans can’t the Mazda’s entertaining character on back roads, and yet the 6 still to offer a satisfactorily compliant

There are a few downsides to the current 6. First, the V6 might be powerful, but its economy brings up the rear in segment. The four-cylinder’s fuel is also underwhelming. Finally, the of the interior materials is a hit-or-miss as the rich soft-touch material on the contrasts with cheap-feeling elsewhere.

Nonetheless, the Mazda 6 is a respectable choice in the midsize segment.

Used Mazda 6

The current, second-generation Mazda 6 for the 2009 model year. have been only feature and trim level since.

Launched for the 2003 model and produced through 2008, the Mazda 6 was initially available as a sedan, while a four-door and a wagon joined the lineup the year. There were two trim levels: i and s. The Mazda 6 i was by a reasonably gutsy 160-hp engine mated to either a or an automatic transmission. The s model the performance ante with its 3.0-liter V6 — also with either a manual or an automatic — though engine lagged behind the V6s in competing models.

With accessories, cruise control and cloth upholstery, even models were reasonably equipped. As you move up through the levels, features are added as a rear spoiler, foglights, seating, a power sunroof and an audio system with a CD

Mazda 6

In Edmunds reviews, we praised the Mazda 6 for its edgy, handsome and stylish if somewhat low-budget Even more impressive its communicative steering and tight We also liked its three body styles.

While competitors offered only a body, the 6 was additionally available as a (and remarkably well-disguised) hatchback or a stylish wagon. the Mazda 6’s inherent with cavernous cargo both the hatchback and wagon fun-to-drive and sensible alternatives to sedans and even SUVs.

Our editors particularly enjoyed the 6, a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive variant of the 6 sedan that was only in 2006 and 2007. Boasting 278 hp, a manual transmission and sports-car-like this European-style sedan great driving excitement but didn’t catch on with consumers. As a used car, it’s a compelling package for with a need for speed, not to all-wheel-drive traction.

On the downside, the first-generation Mazda 6 was short on passenger space, and its quality was also lacking. the V6 lacked the punch of rival motors.

However, we think it a good match for used car in search of something a bit zestier and, in the case of the hatchback and models, more practical than your run-of-the-mill sedan.

There were a of changes made to the first-generation 6 over the years. In 2005, a automatic replaced the five-speed on V6 models. For 2006, four-cylinder received an upgraded five-speed in place of the old four-speed, and all Mazda 6 were treated to minor updates.

The ’06 models as well as also benefited from safety features being standard. Not much changed for generation’s final year, Mazda discontinued the wagon style.

The Mazda 6 replaced the Mazda 626. Particularly in its two generations in 1993-’97 and 1998-2002, car failed to stand out from the of family sedans. Early 626 were celebrated for their styling and emphasis on performance, but in years, they slipped oblivion as Mazda followed set by the Honda Accord and Toyota

If you are looking for older years, our used Mazda MAZDA6

For more on past Mazda models, view our Mazda history page.

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