Unfortunately, there is no Sport mode for the transmission, which means shifting to manual control gets you gear changes that take just as long as when the computer is in control. Car is 8 yrs old w. The sedan gets two new engines, which Mazda claims makes the 6 more powerful than its competitors. While no exceptional powerhouse, the 3. It's very responsive, though, as the smallest turns of the wheel make the car change direction. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Bottom line: The Mazda 6 was never like this.
I had so much fun flirting with the roads around the Gatineau Hills that I recommended the car to my father-in-law, who was looking for an economical wagon that was exciting to drive. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. With a big Mazda badge front and center, the face of the new 6 looks both familiar and more beautiful than before. It also acts as trip computer and show miles per gallon, average mpg, range and average speed. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. The Mazda Mazda6 doesn't come close to matching popular hybrid models in terms of fuel efficiency, but the four-cylinder version certainly won't break the bank. Getting particular mention are Bluetooth, the Bose sound system, push-button ignition, and the blind spot monitor.
Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. Huge interior, massive trunk space, good quality material, comfortable and nice looking seats, an upholstered trunk, and a sleek look on the outside put it above the competition. Mazda also offers a blind-spot warning system that keeps track of the area on either side of the Mazda6 and displays an icon in the side mirrors to warn when it may be unwise to change lanes. Interior Features The Mazda 6 cabin uses contemporary materials, with metallic-finish surfaces rather than phony wood trim. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
Choosing the V-6 brings 18-inch alloy wheels, too. The recall began June 2017. Mazda increased the structural rigidity and refined the suspension, with part of the benefit being enhanced steering precision and reduced body roll in corners. Upgrading tires later would add to both fun and grip. The cool silver gauges have red electroluminescent numerals with blue halos, and the column stalks have the kind of snappy action that Honda used to do so well. One needs to lift cargo only to the top of the bumper and slide it in, the car's sweeping roofline making the vertical opening much larger than the depth aspect.
Mazda's exterior designers have guaranteed that will never happen. Some of this info can also be displayed on the nav screen, which makes the smaller display seem unnecessarily cluttered and somewhat redundant on higher-spec models. The sporty styling makes it stand out from the crowd. The Grand Touring version of the is as loaded as Keith Richards on tour in the 1970s. Highlights of Mazda6 ownership include the spacious cabin and trunk, the quiet ride, and the updated looks both inside and out. The Mazda6's only real miss — fuel economy — is more significant than ever, but if any midsize sedan has the ability to get buyers to overlook gas mileage figures that are a little behind the class leaders, it's this one. The new Mazda6 beats the old one in terms of legroom, headroom, hip room and shoulder room, too.
Corrosion at the battery terminals can cause some electrical issues. The navigation system found itself, tracked, and rerouted quickly, and it responded to the first word we tried. We found the most striking interior on a Grand Touring, with very light gray leather upholstery and door panel inserts contrasted against black carpeting, lower seat trim, console, dash, and door tops and bottoms. It's also available with a five-speed automatic. They're similar in shape to the ones on the Ryuga, and they make a striking design statement as they flow into the front fenders. It has great pickup and rides like a dream.
Avoid the car if there is blue smoke from the exhaust. Ride is well controlled without being harsh, and noises, both road and wind, are dialed way back. At speeds greater than 20 mph the system senses vehicles adjacent; it casts an orange image onto the exterior mirror if it senses your car going where another car is, and makes a noise if you signal while it senses a vehicle in the way. The Blind Spot Monitor is standard Grand Touring and available on Touring. The added dimensions provide a spacious cabin, with plenty of comfortable room to spread out in both the front and back seats. With a choice between a 2. The automatic worked just fine, though the manumatic function seems backward for my small cranium — upshifting means pulling the gear lever backward, while downshifting requires the lever to go forward.
At the top of many lists is the long list of technical features that one driver compares favorably to those found in a Lexus. The gear selector moves between gears with a solid yet slick feel, and the short-throw shifter allows you to make quick shifts. For 2009, the four-cylinder's been bumped from 2. Interestingly, the North American Mazda 6 is longer and wider than the same model sold in other markets. I bought this car for a steal.
Mazda is aiming the Mazda6 at the heart of the mid-size sedan market, so its three models carry various levels of equipment. The Mazda hasn't the best-in-class fuel economy but the differences are marginal, much smaller than the effect driving style will have. The optional navigation system is easy to use, and setting up a Bluetooth phone connection is as simple as a plate of pasta con aglio e olio. Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content. On the downside, some road and tire noise are noticeable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-222-5500 -. What remains to be seen is whether Mazda has improved its reliability.