Summary, Prices, Specs

By May 9, 2013


With a sexy design, engaging driving dynamics and respectable fuel economy, the new Mazda6 is an delightful alternative to the usual suspects in the midsize sedan segment. correspondent Laura Burstein filed this report after her test drive of the 2014 Mazda6 models near Austin, Texas.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:2014 Mazda6 Sport ($20,880); Touring ($24,495); Grand Touring ($29,495)
Engines:2.5-liter DOHC inline-4
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):two-stage front-impact airbags, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side air curtains, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and brake assist, dynamic stability control (DSC), traction control, tire-pressure monitor, LATCH child safety seat anchors, hill hold assist
Safety equipment (optional):rearview camera
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Hiroshima, Japan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Mazda6 Sport ($20,880)
Standard equipment:N/A
Options as tested (MSPR):N/A
Destination charge:$795
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$21675
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:2.5-liter DOHC inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):184 @ 5700
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):185 @ 3250
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:25/37 mpg
Wheelbase:111.4 in.
Length/width/height:191.5/72.4/57.1 in.
Track, f/r:62.4/62.0 in.
Turning circle:36.7 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.4/56.1/42.2 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.1/56.1/38.7 in.
Cargo volume:14.8 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut coil spring w/stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, multi-link coil spring w/ stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:6.4 in.
Curb weigth:3183 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc w ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:16.4 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of May 9, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-222-5500 -