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How safe is the 2019 Mazda6?
Last month, we heard that the 2019 Mazda6 has won not one, but two top ratings for safety from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The first was a top rating of good+ for its LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) features. The second was a Top Safety Pick rating when equipped with certain headlights. Keep reading below to learn about these two ratings.
Photo gallery of the 2018 Mazda6 interior color options
Exterior color options get all the attention, but who said interior color options can’t be fun too? Sure, people see the exterior of your vehicle first, but the people who matter, friends and family, will spend a lot more time looking at the inside. Scroll down to view our photo gallery of the 2018 Mazda6 interior color options.
2018 Mazda6 fuel economy estimates and how to save on fuel
If you drive a 2018 Mazda6 vehicle, you may want to know what the official fuel economy estimates are for it. That way you can compare your own experience with the official estimates and see if you are driving efficiently, or if you perhaps need some help changing your driving habits to achieve the standard rating or better. If you don’t own a 2018 Mazda6 vehicle yet, maybe you can compare its fuel economy estimates to your current vehicle’s and see if an upgrade is needed. Keep reading to learn about the 2018 Mazda6 fuel economy estimates and how to save on fuel.
What are the 2018 Mazda6 color options?
You probably have seen a few 2018 Mazda6 vehicles here and there by now. They’re hard to miss with their gorgeous grille and curves. Maybe you’ve seen one in a color that you want for your next vehicle, or you simply wanted to know what other colors were available, and now you can. We have all of the paint color options for your viewing pleasure. Scroll down to find out what the 2018 Mazda6 color options are.
There are sedans and then there are luxury sedans, that one word can make a huge difference in the overall value and performance of a car. What really makes something a luxury car though? Is it just having fancier materials than any other brand or is there something more to it?
It’s always important to have options no matter what you’re doing. No one likes being stuck to just one thing especially when it comes to car shopping. Different models, companies, trim levels, there are a lot of options, but some options are more important than others. Engines come in all shapes and sizes, but not all of them are created equally.
When you’re looking a for a responsive drive in a classy sedan, you’ll want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Mazda6. You’ll thrill to up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque from the Dynamic Pressure Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine. It responds to every touch at the lower RPMs but blasts off with more power when you’re ready to launch.
In the entry-level Sport trim, the 2.5L SKYACTIV® G 4-cylinder delivers up to an EPA-estimated 35 MPG on the highway. Helping to increase fuel economy while improving agility at lower speeds and stability at higher speeds is the SKYACTIV® platform of the body and chassis. It relies on ultra-high tensile-strength steel for a chassis that is lighter but also stronger and stiffer.
You’ll be passing gasoline stations more often with the fuel efficiency of Cylinder Deactivation, which shuts down two of the four engine cylinders when they are not needed, such as when traveling at constants speeds between 25 and 50 MPH. With the G-Vectoring Control of SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, every trip becomes less tiring with smooth and seamless adjustments of power, and more precise steering, especially around corners.
Choose between two competent transmissions. The SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatics offers smooth shifting for quicker acceleration to make road time easy. When you’d rather feel the road, the SKYACTIV® MT 6-speed manual uses a short throw that is inspired by the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
To enhance your time in the passenger cabin, you can look forward to the available premium materials found in the top-of-the-line Signature trim. Nappa leather upholsters the seating while Sen wood, used in fine furniture, accents the interior. Lining the dashboards and the doors is Ultrasuede®, which takes its inspiration from Japanese kimonos. This craftsman-like devotion takes its cues from the manufacturer’s “Soul of Motion” design philosophy called KODO.
Your driving position power-adjusts in up to eight ways including powered lumbar support. Your front passenger benefits from six such modifications. Built-in ventilation and heating ensure comfort. Luxuriate in the grip of a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel that eases your gear changes with convenient paddle shifters. Controls for cruising, phone, and audio are also mounted on the wheel. You and your front passenger can create your own temperature environments with dual-zone automatic climate control, which includes a pollen filter to keep out allergens.
Stay connected to the world with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system that features an 8.0-inch touchscreen that you can also control with the Multifunction Commander control or using voice commands. It takes charge of the available Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound audio system with 11 speakers and AudioPilot®. Your compatible smartphone wirelessly merges with all these smarts through Bluetooth® so you can make hands-free phone calls as well as receive and reply to SMS text messages.
When you maneuver in tight spaces, you’ll get a good view of what’s around you using the available 360-degree View Monitor, which merges the monitoring of four external cameras into one virtual bird’s-eye view on the center display. You’ll also get alerts when your vehicle comes too close to hazards with parking sensors in the front and rear.
Increasing your confidence in every journey are the available i-ACTIVSENSE® driver assists that use radar and cameras to grant you a sixth sense. Ease long commutes with Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go. It uses the speed you define to set you at a safe distance from the car in front, automatically slowing you down and stopping to keep up with traffic.
The Traffic Sing Recognition System can read such road signs as Stop, Do Not Enter, and Speed Limit and show this information on the Active Driving Display. The Forward Sensing Camera of Brake Support can determine if a potential collision is imminent when you’re traveling on the freeway or in a parking lot. It then warns you of the impact and can engage the brakes if you do not stop in time. Blind Spot Monitoring can detect vehicles in your blind spot and warn you about them. If you wander across the road at speeds over 36 MPH, the Lane Departure Warning System informs you audio-visually and then Lane-Keep Assist applies minor steering torque so you get back in line.
With High Beam Control, you can keep your headlamps high to see better at night. They automatically switch to low beams when another car approaches. So that you can see more quickly around curves, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System pivots the headlamps up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn. As you back out of a parking spot, Rear Cross Traffic Alert signals you if another vehicle is about to traverse your backward path.
Looking for more information on the 2018 Mazda6? Why not contact us today at Puente Hills Mazda to get your questions answered and to go for a test drive?
It has been a whirlwind for the Mazda6. Last winter, we learned about all of its updates and new features and it has been a hit since it arrived at lots around the country in the spring. With all the hype surrounding the new turbocharged engine, the also-new Signature trim might have gotten buried. Well, this new trim level is truly special, and we highly recommend checking it out. Learn more about it below. (more…)
Certain types of car drivers swear by manual transmissions. If it doesn’t have a stick shift, they don’t want to drive it. If that defines you, you might be wondering what Mazda models come with a manual tranny. The Mazda3 (sedan and hatchback), Mazda6, and Mazda MX-5 Miata all come with the option of having a SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic or a SKYACTIV®-MT manual transmission. The CX models only come available with SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmissions. Is there an advantage to having a manual transmission? Continue reading to find out. (more…)
If you’re in the market for a Mazda 6 – and you really should be, all things considered – you’re going to have some options to sort out. You’re looking at a wealth of options with this vehicle, some of which might be more important to you than others. The Mazda 6 actually has five different trim packages, each of which fits the needs of a specific type of driver. When they’re all broken down, you’ll have a much better chance of figuring out which one works for you.
Mazda 6 Sport
The Mazda 6 Sport is the baseline model, though it’s actually got a fair number of features. In addition to six speed manual transmission and four-cylinder engine, you’ve got a ton of interior features that make the Sport a comfortable drive. You don’t just have a push button start and a dual-zone climate feature, but you’ve also got Bluetooth and USB support, HD Radio, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera. You’ve even got intelligent braking support and cross traffic alert, all packaged together in an eight-inch touch-screen.
How much does the basic package cost? If you stick to just the basics, you’ll get it for an MSRP of $21,950. Switching over to automatic transmission raises the price to an even $23,000. If you want advanced features like lane assist, collision warning and other smart systems, you’ll bring the price up another $625. Want parking sensors? That’ll cost extra as well. A fully-loaded, automatic Sport will run you $24,100.
Mazda 6 Touring
The next step up from the Sport is the Touring package. It’s got everything that the base Sport has, but comes standard with an automatic transmission. It even has cylinder deactivation to bring up your miles per gallon, a feature that is also included when you pay more for an automatic transmission on a Sport.
The Touring is more than just an automatic Sport, though. It’s got a host of comfortable features like a power driver’s seat, heated front row seating, a moon roof, and even leather upholstery. It also comes equipped with all of the fancy features that you can upgrade the Sport to have, all included in the base price. This means adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and even collision warning without having to pay extra.
The Touring is going to run you about $25,700 (or $26,175 with parking sensors). At just two thousand dollars more than the fully-loaded Sport package, you definitely get a great deal more for your money.
Mazda 6 Grand Touring
The Grand Touring is where you start to see the packages really diverge from one another. The Grand Touring takes the basic Touring and really soups up the negine, adding a turbo-charged four cylinder under the hood. It has most of the same basic features as the Touring but also adds in a top-end 11 speaker Bose sound system, a navigation package, and satellite radio. It’s everything you’d want in the Touring but kicked up another notch.
At an MSRP of $29,200 (or $29,675), it’s a fairly big jump up from the Touring in price and a huge jump from the Sport. If upgraded sound and audio equipment are really important to you, though, this model of the Mazda 6 can be a great investment.
Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve
This is another big jump up in terms of price, with a few more features to show for the expenditure. You get everything you’d see in the Grand Touring, but with even more luxury items attached. This means true leather interior, a powered passenger seat, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive headlights, and even a heads-up display. This is an incredibly technologically advanced vehicle, and it shows in the price.
The Grand Touring Reserve has an MSRP of $31,700, or $32,175 if you include the optional rear parking sensors. It’s not that much of a jump in price if you’re looking for a much more luxurious vehicle, but it’s about a third more than a basic Sport.
Mazda 6 Signature
If you want the Mazda 6’s most loaded iteration, what you’re looking for is the Signature. The Signature takes every feature you can get with Mazda 6 – yes, even the rear parking sensors – and makes them a standard part of the trim. In addition, you’ll get access to Nappa leather seats and a high-tech surround-view camera. It’s definitely the most luxurious and advanced version of the Mazda 6, but you’ll pay for it – it retails at $34,750.
Which Mazda 6 is right for you? It depends on how important luxury features are to you. The Touring and Grand Touring are both full of great features and are at a median price range, but some drivers might not want all of those features. Each package drives well, so your choice is really going to come down to the accessories.