In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. What I like Responsive Engine Sports Mode Ergonomic interior Handsome and muscular look Body Stability What I do not like Noise insulation Review The 6 is the standout star of the 2-litre family sedan class. I'm really torn on this issue; the car looks great, but sounds like it has a loose belt when idling in Drive! The trunk is huge 16. It has an upscale cabin and some of the sportiest driving dynamics in its class. Touring Plus and Grand Touring trims come standard with a blind spot monitoring system, which warns of cars in the driver's blind spot prior to a lane change. Happily, not only does Mazda still provide the ability to shift manually, but it equips its 6-speed manual with one of the very best linkages. On the downside, some road and tire noise are noticeable.
Competitors include midsize sedans like the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. Tinted windows and wood trim automatic with a huge trunk. And thus ended my long relationship with Mazda. The engine light hasn't come on since. Low-speed traction control helps prevent the front wheels from slipping on slick surfaces, while Dynamic Stability Control is designed to help the driver regain control should the tires break free from the pavement, as sometimes happens when rounding a turn too fast.
Throughout the car, there are plenty of great little details, starting with the silver moulding that runs from underneath the grille up and over the headlights. It helps though that the i-stop feature can be conveniently turned off at the press of a button, and I have since adapted by not depressing the brake too hard when stopping the car at a red traffic light but figuring that the light is going to turn green in a couple of seconds, so that the i-stop will not kick in. If you value performance, the best choice for the Mazda6 remains the 3. First off I love the car; it's big, quiet, stylish, comfortable and very fuel efficient. This is a good place to start.
The engine revs willingly and has a nice growl. In the Rust Belt, there is a risk of expensive rust damage to chassis components. Maybe Mazda was trying hard to break into the market. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. The rear legroom is very good, too, and although the rakish roofline does impinge on the available headroom a little, only those over six feet tall will find it at all cramped.
Review When this car first hit the road, I thought it was a Lexus until I saw the Mazada badge. Inside, the interior can be dark but a low dash helps bring in more natural light. As much as I love my new ride, I need to find fault because this is what a review is about, no? Many have asked why motoring writers have a soft spot for Mazda6. The engine is more than willing to rev though don't expect 3. In safety, the Mazda6 has been a little disappointing--especially when in other ways it's close to the perfect family car. Faults: Brought the car back to the dealer several times for a stubborn engine light issue that started at 60k, then again at 70k, and then again at 80k.
A cabin air filter needs to be replaced every 2 years or 25,000 miles 40,000 km. The Mazda 6 is a rare sight on the streets, but also unmistakable. The Mazda6 is the company's sleek but aging midsize sedan. But the Camry isn't as sleek-looking as the Mazda6, nor is its handling as precise. Having said that, handling is indeed sharp when cornering. Its steering is responsive and feels nicely weighted. The sedan nearly imperceptibly stabs at the brakes and throttle to adjust the weight in the 6 to corner better.
The Mazda6 comes with some great new features. The Interior quality is good too. Several owners mentioned that the dashboard material becomes very soft and 'melts' on hot sunny days. An all-new 6 is expected to debut for 2014. Least powerful of these is the 145hp 2.
Sport mode shifts at around 4+k rpm. That last bit is important, since cars such as the Optima, , Toyota Camry and all offer better mileage, more horsepower and hybrid options as well. By the numbers: The 6 spans 191. Inside, the interior is roomy and well-finished, and the doors close with a nice dull thunk. This unfortunately is a common problem stemming from a poorly designed exhaust connector, and many people comment you can't get rid of the noise permanently. Shouldn't Mazada colour be cheaper? Meanwhile, diesel engines received new refinement-boosting tech to reduce noise and vibration levels.
Grand Touring and higher trims get a 2. Cruise control is standard, so we put it to good use and stick to 100 which is how we got the fuel economy figures. The engine start is poorly placed as far as I'm concerned and that irked me. Only for 2013, after the introduction of another new wave of mid-size sedans like the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord and Ford Fusion is the Mazda6 even starting to look a little ordinary. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J.
Read the to help you decide on buying a car. What I like Comfort - super comfortable leather seats with power adjustment and memory settings. Thanks to all the weight-saving that has gone into the car, the engines have bulk less to haul around and every one gives strong performance. Mazda 6 also comes equipped with more airbags and is packed with other safety features such as blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and 8 parking sensors in its Executive trim and beyond, besides exhibiting an air of luxury in its cabin and offering fuel efficiency which we find unmatched in its class. Only drawback is perhaps the average sound insulation sounds like a civic or corolla inside, i. This has really astounded me, but I do use 98 octane; maybe that helps? In July 2018 the 6 was facelifted with updated exterior design, a plusher interior and new trim levels. The four-cylinder provides ample pep for city and highway driving, and both transmissions earn praise for their refinement.