2016 Mazda 6 Buying Guide:
Every Mazda6 is powered by a 2.5-liter I-4 engine that produces 184 horsepower and 185 pound-foot of torque.
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Sport and Touring trims, however, the automatic variant is available as an option on the other.
Just range-topping Grand Touring variants have the automatic, and they include extra basic features as well. Fuel economy is fantastic with the manual (25/37 mpg) and automatic (26/38 mpg).
The Grand Touring model comes with a Technology Package that includes brake energy regeneration, active grille shutters, and increased gas mileage to 28/40 mpg.
With the available white and black two-tone leather upholstery, the 2016 Mazda6’s interior has been given a more elegant and upscale feel.
To gain access to apps, internet connectivity, and social media, the old multimedia system and TomTom navigation have been replaced with the MazdaConnect infotainment interface.
The standard 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks can be used to expand trunk space, which has a total of 14.8 cubic feet.
The 2016 Mazda 6 is a sedan that comes in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Miata, and Signature. It has manual or automatic transmission options and ranges from $18,195 to $30,595.
What We Liked
Aesthetically the Mazda 6 looks sleek for its class. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires and an available blind spot monitoring system (BSM).
Other standard equipment includes:
- Keyless entry with push-button start and voice recognition for unlocking the car,
- Air conditioning,
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel,
- 6-speaker sound system with CD/DVD player and auxiliary input,
- Front and rear parking sensors, and proximity horns.
What We Didn’t Like
The Mazda 6 isn’t as fuel-efficient as some other sedan options on the market. It also doesn’t come with features such as a backup camera or navigation system, which could leave drivers feeling lost without them.
2016 Mazda 6 Sport
The 2016 Mazda 6 Sport comes with a manual transmission and features 17-inch alloy wheels. It also has a front parking sensor, rear parking sensors, and an air conditioning system. The price for the Sport model is $21,495.
Interior highlights include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system with a CD/DVD player and auxiliary input, keyless entry with push-button start, voice recognition for unlocking the car, and a proximity horn.
Options available on the Mazda 6 Sport include a blind spot monitoring system, Bluetooth technology, a USB/auxiliary port, and a navigation system.
The fuel economy for the 2016 Mazda 6 Sport is estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2016 Mazda 6 Touring
The 2016 Mazda 6 Touring comes with a manual transmission as well as the leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system with CD/DVD player and auxiliary input, keyless entry with push-button start, front parking sensors, rear parking sensors; proximity horn. The price of the touring model is $23,945.
Interior highlights include a front center console with a storage area, digital ambient lighting, and natural grain leather upholstery with accent stitching on the dash, door panels, and a headliner.
Options available for the Mazda 6 Touring model include a blind spot monitoring system, Bluetooth technology, a USB/auxiliary port, and a navigation system.
The fuel economy for the 2016 Mazda 6 touring is estimated at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring
The 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring comes with a manual transmission as well as the leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system with CD/DVD player and auxiliary input; keyless entry with push-button start; front parking sensors; rear parking sensors; proximity horn. The price for the grand touring model is $30,195.
Interior highlights include genuine wood trim on the dash and doors that are finished in a high gloss black.
Option available for the Mazda 6 grand touring model includes a blind spot monitoring system, Bluetooth technology, USB/auxiliary port, and a navigation system.
The fuel economy for the 2016 Mazda 6 grand touring is estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Trims, Packages, and What’s Standard
Base models come with Bluetooth connection, a seven-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and start, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Touring models add 19-inch alloy wheels, six-way power adjustable driver’s seats, leatherette upholstery, blind spot warning systems, rear cross-traffic alert systems, and dual-zone climate control.
Just vehicles with a six-speed automatic may pick from the two Touring trim packages, which are available.
LED headlights, daytime running lights, auto on and off headlights, heated front seats, and the automatic forward emergency braking are among the features included in the Technology package.
It features a moonroof, as well as an 11-speaker Bose, surround sound system, in addition to the moonroof/Bose/Satellite Radio package.
Standard equipment on range-topping Grand Touring models includes a moonroof, 19-inch dark alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear lip spoiler, paddle shifters for the six-speed automatic, navigation, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and an 11-speaker Bose surround sound system.
In addition to the full complement of safety and driver aids, the Technology package offers active grille shutters and brake energy regeneration.
Front airbags, front side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags are all common safety equipment. Blind spot warning is standard on the Touring and Grand Touring trims, but automatic forward emergency braking is standard on the Grand Touring and Technology trims.
The whole suite of safety and driving aids is only available in the Grand Touring version when equipped with the Technology package, which contains adaptive cruise control, automatic forward emergency braking with collision warning, and lane departure warning.
What We Think
The Mazda 6 is one of the sportiest midsize family sedan options, combining superb driving dynamics, stunning design, fuel economy, and class-above features.
The Mazda 6 took first place in a midsize sedan comparison test that included the Kia Optima, Chrysler 200, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and Nissan Altima because it combines agile handling, excellent acceleration, great gas mileage, and spacious back seats.
Furthermore, because of a willing engine and a responsive automatic gearbox, no matter what mode it’s in, the car’s lively powertrain made it one of the best.
Because of its precise steering, zippy feel, excellent chassis tuning, and fun-to-drive character, the Mazda 6 earned a comparison test against sporty midsize family sedans like the Honda Accord Sport and Toyota Camry SE.
The Mazda 6 was also comfortable to drive and handled well on both smooth highways and curving roads.
As we stated in a First Test assessment in 2014, the Mazda 6 is an appealing package that stands out from the rest of the midsize family vehicle category due to its driver-focused nature.
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