The Mazda6 has always been a top pick for the midsize market. The 2016 model is no exception. Here are just some of the features that set the new Mazda6 apart from its midsize competitors.
2016 Mazda6 Exterior Styling
The Mazda6 already looked so good that it hardly needed any updates for the 2016 model. Some optional upgrades include enhancements to the already stylish front grille, LED headlights, and tail lights that more closely match with the lights up front. Wheels are 17 or 19-inches, depending on trim level. The 19-inch wheels are aluminum alloy.
2016 Mazda6 Interior Styling
The interior matches the exterior with sleek and luxurious lines. There’s plenty of cabin space so you can enjoy your ride in comfort from available heated seats. The upholstery is black leather or leatherette with brown leather trim for contrast.
2016 Mazda6 Technology
The Mazda6 also has some high-tech interior features available, including the Mazda Connect infotainment system and a Commander control dial in the center console. Blast your favorite songs through the 11-speaker Bose surround sound speakers to take your ride to the next level.
2016 Mazda6 Acceleration & Handling
It might not be a V6, but the Mazda6’s Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder puts out 184-horsepower, which is more than enough for the average driver. Whether you choose the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, you can feel the Mazda6 responding to even the slightest command. The handling was called “the most dynamic in its class” by Tampa Bay Times auto reviewers.
Plus, the engine holds up better than the Toyota Camry’s and Honda Accord’s, as far as torque and fuel efficiency.
2016 Mazda6 Fuel Economy
The Mazda6 is capable of getting 28 MPG city and 40 highway, an outstanding accomplishment for a midsize. This mileage is achieved with the help of Mazda’s fuel-saving technology like i-Eloop, which uses regenerative brakes to feed power into the electrical systems. Another new addition is the available Active Grille Shutter that opens and closes automatically according to driving conditions.
2016 Mazda6 Safety Options
The Mazda6’s i-ACTIVSENSE suite of nine safety features includes radar cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, smart brake support, lane-departure warning, and more. With these autonomous safety features, your car could save you from a potential accident. The Smart City Brake Support option alone earned Mazda6 an award for the 2015 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+.
2016 Mazda6 Price
You can own a brand new 2016 Mazda6 for just $21,495 starting MSRP. Even with the top trim package, Grand Touring, the Mazda6 is still only $30,195 off the lot. While this price is a little more expensive, or about the same compared to your average midsize, it might be more appropriate to compare the Mazda6 to luxury midsize sedans that are twice the price.
The 2016 Mazda6 isn’t your average midsize sedan. It has a classy interior and exterior, innovative technology features, and, most importantly, it handles like a dream. If you’re looking for a sporty midsize that stands out, try out the 2016 Mazda6.