With a sporty handling, top-quality materials, a smooth and responsive powertrain, excellent fuel economy ratings, spacious cabin, the 2018 Mazda 6 is a fine choice for a midsize sedan. Recent news and numerous sources privy to the Mazda 6 allege its release date should be expected in June 2018, although it has not been confirmed yet.
It’s a shame that the Mazda 6 has quite for some time now been unable to garner any meaningful attention. For starters, the 6 is one of the segment’s best in terms of almost every aspect be it interior appointment, engine efficiency, exterior and interior design, and style, but either of these features seem to have tilted the competition to its advantage.
One of our favorite quality of the 6 is its intricate mix of performance and fuel consumption. Not many vehicles can afford to offer both at the same time without jeopardizing one of them. In combined driving, the 6 can achieve 32 mpg partly due to the available i-Eloop system. And even in its absence, the 6 still manages to get 31 mpg which places it among the best in terms of fuel efficiency in its segment.
And whether you are carving through city traffic or getting up to highway speeds, the 6 offers an impressive acceleration. Throw in a relatively nimble handling, and a precise steering and you get yourself a fun driving experience regardless of whether you are circling highway on a ramp or you are on the occasional back road.
Although the new 2018 Mazda 6 undoubtedly makes driving much fun even for newbie drivers, there are minor faults that we find imperative to highlight. They include a firm ride quality and lack of engine upgrades. Minor they may seem, but for those who can’t live with that, some of its alternatives include the 2018 Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. They are solid choices that offer a comfortable driving experience, and superior fuel consumption.
Others include the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Kia Optima. Both offer punchy turbocharged engines, creature comforts, and sharp styling. But if you are looking for an “A” rated and entertaining vehicle, we highly recommend you get the 2018 Mazda 6.
Trims Available – Mazda 6
Trims offered for the 2018 Mazda 6 include the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring.
Interior Changes & Exterior Review – 2018 Mazda 6
Standard accessories available for the base Sport model include a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, USB/iPod interface, a rearview camera, automatic emergency notification, HD and satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a multi-information display, a 60/40-split rear seat, and automatic climate control.
The Touring trim steps up with a six-way driver seat, premium leatherette upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, 19-inch alloy wheels, satellite and HD radio, LED taillights, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, automatic braking, frontal collision warning, heated front seats, unique front end styling, satellite radio, a sunroof, automatic climate control (dual-zone), blind-spot monitoring, a sliding console armrest, LED headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and a sunroof.
Winding up the trim level is the performance-themed Grand Touring which bundles rear parking sensors, an energy capture system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, an “intelligent energy loop” system, automatic braking, air-conditioning, and the stop-start system. ‘
2018 Mazda 6 Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Mazda 6 is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 184 hp and 185 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then transferred to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
A time of 7.6 seconds is what you require to sprint from 0-60 mph when using the automatic-equipped Mazda 6 vehicle.
The automatic-equipped 6 should be expected to return 38/26/31 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/25/29 mpg with the manual transmission system.
2018 Mazda 6 Release Date & Price
June 2018 is the 2018 Mazda 6’s release date at least according to various online sources. Our sources also allege the vehicle will come with a sticker price of around $21,495.