The midsize sedan market has always been a bit not in its proper place and obviously unable to readily garner the right attention from its consumers as compared to its rivals. It is quite a shame since the 2017 Mazda 6 segment prides itself as being the best in terms of cabin refinement, driving enjoyment, fuel economy and other available features.
To add on, the Mazda 6 has one of the most distinctive as well as attractive designs that goes along with its amazing sporty comportment while on the road. The most impressive quality of the sedan is its combination performance and fuel mileage.
The Mazda 6 is arrayed with the i-Eloop system which is optional on the grand touring trim, this earns it an EPA which is estimated at 32mpg in combined driving mode. This makes it right at the top among the midsize non hybrid sedan, gasoline fuelled vehicles.
When it comes to acceleration, it is more than adequate whether you are driving through the city traffic or getting up on the highway speeds. Apart from that it also brags of an accurate steering and relatively agile make it fun to handle on the occasional back road or the circular highway on ramp.
2017 MAZDA 6 EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The 2017 Mazda 6 midsize sedan is a five passenger vehicle which comes in three trim levels which are sport, touring and grand touring.
The main features on the base sport includes a telescoping and tilt steering wheel, alloy wheels of 17 inch, cruise control, air conditioning, full power accessories, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a multi-informational display, a premium sound system an USB/iPod interface as well as an auxiliary jack.
On the top of the line touring trim it adds up a satellite radio, 19” alloy wheel, a keyless ignition, a cross rear traffic alerts, keyless entry, a premium vinyl upholstery, a sliding console armrest, a climate control as well as a configurable driver seat.
It is also adorned with an optional package that bundles a moon roof/sunroof, a premium Bose audio system as well as a satellite radio and all this is for the 6 touring with the automatic transmission.
Others include LED headlights, drivers side mirrors, side heated mirrors, automatic wipers, LED taillights, leathery upholstery, unique front end styling, automatic wipers, lane assist and configurable driver seat.
Mazda 6 Sedan has also been installed with standard safety features which include traction control, front side airbags, an antilock disc brakes, full length side curtain airbags, stability control and an active front head restraints.
Apart from the manual transmission sport it has an all surround camera and an automatic emergency notification in the event of a crash and optional rear parking sensors across the board and this is standard on all trims.
Additionally, the Grand touring and touring trims have a blind spot and a rear cross traffic monitoring.
2017 MAZDA 6 ENGINE
The 2017 Mazda 6 front wheel drive is powered by a 2.5 L four cylinder engines that has a horsepower of 184 as well as 185 pound feet of torque. The Touring and Sport model may be matched with a six speed manual or a six speed automatic transmission while the Grand touring only comes with the automatic.
When tested by Edmunds, Mazda which is automatically equipped 6 had a top speed of 60 miles per hour in 7.6 sec. and this is a top time for a midsize sedan with a base four cylinder. The sedan’s EPA fuel economy is quite amazing.
It stands a 31 miles per gallon combined at 26mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway and this is for the automatic transmission vehicle and 29 miles per gallon combined at 25mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, with the manual.
The fuel economy rises to an appealing 32 miles per gallon and this is with the Touring’s optional i-Eloop feature.
2017 MAZDA 6 PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
There is no official date published on the new Mazda 6 but is expected to be the same to the current edition. The release date on the other hand has also not yet been released but is expected to be somewhere next year.