The new generation Mazda6 hits the American market offering bold new looks and a range of SKYACTIV technologies that set it apart from the competition. The car just received its official price tag and EPA ratings, and they are both good.
Let’s check out the pricing details first. The new Mazda6 has a Base MSRP of $20,880, which is $155 more than the last modelyear, but still quite affordable and good value considering the car you get. Like all Mazda cars, the new 6 is pretty well-equipped in its base trim, coming as standard with push-button start, air conditioning with a pollen filter, power windows with a driver-side one-touch up/down feature, a tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control functions, 17-inch alloy wheels as well as auxiliary and USB connection ports.
Then we have the Sport model starting at $22,495 and the Touring trim kicking off from $24,495. There is an optional Touring Technology Package ($2,000) for these models which adds stuff like TomTom navigation, keyless, auto headlights, top notch stereo, Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) and..
The Grand Touring with Technology Package is the one to get, but it starts from $29,495. It gets all the goodies from lower trims, plus a couple of high-end features such as satellite radio, bi-xenon headlights, power sport leather seats, and 19-inch wheels. Later on this model will be available with two value-added packages, adding advanced safety features as well as Mazda’s iEloop system.
As for the fuel economy, the 185 hp and 185 lb-ft SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine is rated at 25 city/37 highway/29 combined MPG when equipped with the standard manual transmission, and 26 city/38 highway/30 combined with the automatic transmission.