The 2014 Mazda6 is all-new this is the true sense of the term. Not only the shape of the body is completely new, as well as engines, transmissions and just about every bit mechanical.
Dash sweeps gracefully from the driver side to the passenger, but the passenger side while only offering a large expanse of soft-touch materials, the driver is presented with a solid collection of very readable instruments, gauges and knobs. It is a bow that is not too subtle for the car “driver orientation.” Others are Mazda6 small diameter steering wheel that feels great to the touch.
Well-supported 6 – or 8-way power seats-adjustable driver is standard on all but the lowest trim level, equipped with 6-way manual seat adjustable driver. Rear legroom is among the most generous in the middle segment thanks in part 111.4-inch wheelbase car.
Pretty face and voluptuous curves Mazda6 immediately catch the attention of middle-car buyers, who are too often offered a safe, conservative design. Mazda designers take more chances with the new model is considered a good base Takeri concept Mazda vehicles.
Among the important elements is the long hood, rear windscreen set and thigh muscle above the rear wheel. The Mazda6 also echoes and refines Takeri a bold front end with sweeping “wings,” finely sculpted lower valance and prominent Mazda badge. From both front and rear, the emphasis is on wide, giving 2014 Mazda6 presence of sidewalks more expensive car.
The entry-level trim level I- Sport is equipped with a gasoline engine 2.5 – liter Skyactiv – G and SKYACTIV – MT 6 – speed manual transmission . It also offers aluminum – alloy wheels 17 inches – the largest standard wheel in the competitive set – plus a power – operated side – view mirrors and lights automatic shutoff . Push – button start , cloth seats , power windows with side 1 – touch auto up / down feature driver , rear seat fold-down 60/40-split , cruise control , tilt – and- telescoping steering wheel , steering – wheel – mounted audio and cruise control functions , and air conditioning with a pollen filter is also a standard feature . The entertainment system is standard 6 – speaker system AM / FM / CD that can provide satellite radio reception MP3/SiriusXM .
In this era of connectivity , the Mazda6 all features – new infotainment options . 5.8 – inch touch screen in- dash center console peak , and it controls the functions of the telephone , audio and navigation . Other available features include Bluetooth connectivity and iPod audio with familiar information accessed through the touch screen . Grand Touring models feature 11 – speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System . When the smartphone is connected , text messages can be displayed on the touch screen , and can voice messaging system and allows users to send a reply using fixed phrases . A voice recognition system allows users to search for and manipulate audio tracks . The most interesting new bits of safety equipment is optional Smart City Brake Support system designed to help the driver avoid frontal collisions when traveling at speeds less than 19 miles per hour .
Under the Hood
In the preface only SKYACTIV-G gasoline engines will be available in the Mazda6. It features a compression ratio of 13:01 radicals for greater efficiency, which is facilitated by the design of the all-new exhaust manifold that requires a new body structure. Equally innovative is the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic and SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission. Light transmission and help turn the Mazda6 in a segment-topping gasoline-only fuel economy. The latter employs aspects of both torque-converter and dual-clutch transmission to deliver both excellent low speed and shifting shades of awesome fast. Waiting in the wings is the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter “clean-diesel” engine that will arrive about six months or so after launch.
184 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
185 lb-ft of torque @ 3,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/38 mpg (automatic), 25 city/37 highway (manual)
Starting at right around $ 21,000 (MSRP), the base 2014 Mazda6 is value-priced versus its top-tier Japanese brand competitors like the Accord, Camry and Altima. Although it is as all-new as a car can be, the base i Sport is priced only $ 155 more than the previous models. The mid-level Touring trim i (around $ 25,000 Including destination charge) includes virtually all the features of the i Sport models plus extras like a 6-way power driver’s seat and dual-zone automatic climate control. The top-of-the-line i Grand Touring starts close to (but still under) $ 30,000, and it features a wide variety of additions Including a moonroof power, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and unique 19-inch platinum-silver alloy wheels.
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