Mazda Mazda6 Review – Wikicars

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The Mazda 6i is a hoot to drive. it with the five-speed manual and the fun starts at about 4000 where the engine is very The 2.3-liter, double-overhead-cam engine to rev and acceleration is on par with that of four-cylinder mid-size sedans.

3000 rpm, however, the lacks strong throttle

The 3.0-liter V6 in the Mazda 6s greatly the fun. It benefits from variable valve timing for its intake camshaft, providing torque at low rpm, a willingness to good gas mileage, and nice from the air intake and dual The Mazda V6 doesn’t feel it has as much low-rpm torque as the and Honda V6s, but it loves to rev and a lot of fun to drive.

Mazda retuned the V6 for lower emissions for 2006 and tractability has been improved. has been increased to 199 pound-feet at rpm (from 192). Rated has dropped by five to 215 horsepower.

The automatic is really smooth, yet is crisp. All those gears improved gear spacing for the V6, it in its power band under all Having six forward gears Mazda engineers to select low for first and second to maximize acceleration, tall top gears for cruising, and mid-range gears for snappy acceleration from speeds.

The Sport Shift mode the driver to shift manually by back to upshift, pushing to downshift.

Handling is excellent. The 6 doesn’t lean much in body roll being controlled by the front and rear bars. The Mazda 6 comes with a sports suspension double wishbones up front and a layout in the rear and coil all around.

Tires on the base are generously sized at 205/60VR16, beefier 215/50VR17s on V6, Sport and Touring models, including all and wagons.

Grip is tenacious, up to the point where the front end telling you to lighten up, and this doesn’t occur until reached competition-level speeds. The of power-steering assist backs off the you go, to give good road although it’s still on the side at high speeds.

it’s more fun to drive, the 6 doesn’t feel quite as as the Accord. Ride quality is good, bit it can get a little jouncy on types of pavement and some vibration comes through. noise is relatively pronounced on pavement, especially with the trim. Wind noise through as well; we noticed was particularly true with trim and suspect the aerodynamic may be the cause.

None of this is as as it sounds when described in and the upside is that the driver is attuned to the driving conditions. The 6 comes with excellent The brake pedal has a progressive in normal everyday driving.

The Mazdaspeed6 is very enjoyable on a road. Its turbocharged 2.3-liter is rated at 274 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 280 of torque at 3000 rpm. impressive power is sent all four wheels resulting in acceleration. It’s great fun to through a corner. The engine direct injection, which the juice directly into the chamber rather than the intake manifold.

The intake handles only dry air, so the can deliver a good percentage of its psi as low as 2500 rpm. Indeed, the engine has superb low-end that adds to the driving The power seems to flatten out at the rev range, but it doesn’t matter as you upshift into the next of six using the buttery smooth gearbox.

Subtle re-tuning of the car’s structure improves stiffness by 50 percent. Compared to the Mazda 6, spring rates are 25 stiffer up front, 37 percent in the rear, with complementary in damping rates and in the thickness of the bars. The result is tight The ride is firm enough writing or drinking a cup of cappuccino easy on most roads. You road irregularities but the sound is

In short, it’s not damped as as a BMW. but it should be fine for driving and the daily commute. Big (with 12.6-inch discs in and 12.4-inch in the rear) provide stopping power and are easy to

Gas Mileage

As seen on in the car MPG rankings, the 2007 Mazda is in 6th place with 24/32


The Mazda6 features frame construction for protection collisions from all angles. It has awarded the National Highway Safety Administration’s (NHSTA) rating (5/5 stars) in crash tests of 35 mph into a barrier.

Side-impact and side-curtain are optional

Reliability and Maintenance

warrants that new 2007 cars and trucks will be of defects with normal use and maintenance for 36 months or 36,000 Mazda also warrants the Powertrain Components of new 2007 cars and trucks will be of defects with normal use and maintenance for 60 months or 60,000

Interior and Comforts

The front of the Mazda6 are comfortable through a range of adjustments and have improved for 2006. They are for hard driving, with upper body support and lower back support the optional lumbar adjuster for comfort. The leather Package cowhide to all the right places, thankful perforations on the seating

The rear seats are quite whether in the sedan, hatchback or There’s more than 96 feet of useable space the Mazda6 sedan, according to the EPA system, and that translates to of room for four. You can squeeze in in a pinch.

The interior design is by carbon fiber, titanium and finishes. The optional electroluminescent are illuminated in red light, but are conventional during the day, with large and pleasing graphics. is labeled well, legible the day and illuminated in red at night. The heating/air system is easily controlled by big knobs.

The Bose radio does not upscale, however, with black buttons that are and similar in appearance. The seat switches are tucked away on the console, however. Lots of and covered storage is available, and the pockets and door pockets are

Cup holders are provided in the front and center consoles as well as in the pockets.

Mazda 6

The MazdaSpeed6 features bucket seats up front, plates with stainless-steel and aluminum pedals. The cloth is a nice mix of fabrics, with looking seat bolsters and door fabrics. The available Keyless Entry and Start allows owners to open doors and activate the ignition by having the electronic key with

The trunk of the sedan measures cubic feet, and the compact, rear suspension allows for a flat trunk floor. The lid is designed with hinges do not impinge on the storage space. The 60/40 split rear folds to expand luggage

The release levers are in the trunk for and the seat backs are spring-loaded so fold instantly with one pull of the release. The Mazdaspeed6 fold-down rear seats for body rigidity. The 5-Door has a rear liftgate that to reveal a covered cargo with 22.0 cubic of space, nearly 50 percent than that of the sedan. space more than to 58.7 cubic feet the rear seats are folded, as much as the wagon.

The 60/40 split seats with the touch of a button and no to remove the head rests a nearly flat cargo Cargo tie-downs and two hidden in the side panels add versatility.

The Wagon offers 33.7 feet of luggage space the rear seats up and a generous cubic feet with folded. Open the liftgate and you can fully upright, a really feature and a pleasant surprise the time you discover it. Adding to the wagon’s utility are a retractable cover shade and a barrier-type or dog fence, that emerges the floor and attaches to the interior

Tie-down hooks are provided to your cargo.


The Mazda6 is the sportiest of the midsize Visually, it has more personality the Accord and other midsize It has a strong front-end treatment consistent with other

Cat’s-eye headlamps and big, tail lamps enhance the at each corner of the car.

brings some styling to the Mazda6 line. New headlamps, tail lamps, new front and bumper fascia, and new side add more edge to the styling. Fog are incorporated into the front A new sport grille, dark headlamp bezels, and a rear add distinction for top-line models.

18-inch wheels have added to the options list. Island Blue and Tungsten have been added to the palette for 2006, and we really the new Dark Cherry, which be mistaken for black in some conditions.

The shape of the Mazda6 is truly when painted a hot color and by Sport-level trim, which a body-color front grille, headlight bezels, clear-lens fog lamps, dual oval outlets, front and rear air and side sill extensions. bits are also available on and Grand Touring models. The door handles are well and easy to grab.

The 5-Door features an extended rear pillar sloping rearward a raised deck lid. As says, it looks fast when standing still. observers may not notice the difference the 5-Door and the sedan.

The Sport looks sleek, clean and if not as overtly sporty as the hatchback. The new is distinguished by its slightly lowered and by its exclusive front fenders, and grille, among other panels. An aerodynamic front and lower grille section at high performance, while side skirts draw to 18-inch aluminum wheels.

A bumper with built-in for the integrated exhaust pipe with a compact, functional lip spoiler to finish off the exterior

Styles and Options

The Mazda is available as a four-door sedan . hatchback . or five-door wagon . are 6 trims available: 6i . 6i Sport . 6i Touring . 6s . 6s Sport . and MazdaSpeed .

6i models come with a 2.3-liter four cylinder and 6s models are powered by a 215-horsepower V6 .

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