The all-new 2014 Mazda6 will arrive at dealerships in a few weeks, with a starting MSRP of $24,495.
It will feature a full suite of Mazda's SkyActiv Technologies, including a new 2.5L SkyActiv-G engine. It will also include more standard equipment than the outgoing sedan, and will be offer new safety technologies never before seen on a Mazda.
In addition, both the exterior and interior have been dramatically redesigned.
The 2014 Mazda6 will be available in three trim levels: GX, GS, and GT. All will feature such standard equipment as keyless entry and push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 5.8" colour touch-screen audio display, 17" alloy wheels, LED taillights, and heated exterior mirrors with side turn signal.
All models will be powered by the new 2.5L SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, with a redline at 6,500 RPM.
Each trim level also features a 6-speed SkyActiv-MT manual transmission as standard equipment, with a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission available as an option.
Fuel consumption is among the best in class, at 5.1 L/100km on the highway, and 7.6 L/100km in the city when paired with the optional 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.
For the standard 6-speed manual transmission, those numbers aee 5.3 / 8.1 L/100km (hwy/city).
The Mazda6 GX, with a starting MSRP of $24,495, includes the standard equipment listed above along with an extensive list of safety features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes, dual front and side airbags, dual side curtain airbags, integrated child seat anchors, child-safety rear door locks, and ISOFIX child safety-seat anchors in rear seat (upper and lower type).
The only option available for the Mazda6 GX is the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission.
Moving up the model ladder adds such additional equipment as dual-zone automatic climate control, rear HVAC, rearview camera, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) commander for multimedia, moonroof, fog lamps, leather-trimmed upholstery, 8-way power driver's seat, power driver lumbar support, leather-like door trim, and a navigation system, depending on how far you want to go.
At the top of the line is the Mazda6 GT, which includes all of the above plus 19-inch bright finish alloy wheels, low-profile 225/45R19 tires, HID xenon with LED signature headlamps, auto-dimming exterior and interior rearview mirrors, memory driver's seat, and 4-way power front passenger's seat.
MSRP for the Mazda6 GT is $32,195 and also includes the choice of manual or automatic transmission with paddleshift at no extra cost.
A Technology Package available with the Mazda6 GT with automatic transmission, includes SIRIUS XM satellite radio, and Mazda's new suite of safety technologies called i-ACTIVSENSE.
This package includes Smart City Brake Support, Radar Cruise Control, Front Object Warning, High Beam Control, and Lane Departure Warning System.