Sporty handling; strong fuel economy; long list of tech features; ample rear-seat room
Choppy ride quality with 19-inch wheels; difficult navigation system; small trunk; heated seats only available on the most expensive trim
The Touring trim gains a new option package that adds a power moonroof, Bose audio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Base models receive 1-touch up/down power windows.
While we're impressed by the wide array of electronics on the upscale Grand Touring model, a mid-level Mazda6 Touring is fine with us. It includes everything you need without going overboard. And unless you just have to have a stick, we suggest the faster, more efficient 6-speed automatic. It'll be easier to resell, too. Find a Mazda6 for sale
The 2015 Mazda6 is offered in three trim levels: i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring offer a choice between a manual or automatic transmission, while the Grand Touring comes equipped only with an automatic.
The Mazda6 i Sport ($20,020) comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and a USB audio input, 17-in alloy wheels, dual power mirrors, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 6-way manual driver's seat with manual lumbar support, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a leather-wrapped shift knob, steering wheel and parking brake handle. Add an extra $1,705 to get the automatic transmission and you'll also gain a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 5.8-in color touchscreen display, Pandora Internet Radio, audio menu voice command and an HD Radio.
There are no option packages for the Sport, although some dealer-installed options include rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and front fog lights.
The Mazda6 i Touring ($24,675) has all the features found on the automatic-equipped Sport trim plus dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a blind spot monitor and a power driver's seat. The Mazda6 Touring also boasts leatherette seats, Advanced Key keyless entry and start, handsome 19-in alloys and rear cross-traffic alert safety tech.
Touring models equipped with the automatic transmission have two options-package choices. The Moonroof/Bose/Satellite Radio package ($1,350) is self-explanatory, while the Touring Technology package ($1,550) adds smart city brake support, auto on/off headlamps, heated side mirrors, a TomTom navigation radio and rain-sensing wipers (must be ordered in conjunction with the Moonroof/Bose/Satellite package).
The Mazda6 i Grand Touring ($30,725) includes all the equipment found in the two optional Touring trim packages plus an automatic transmission, leather seats, heated front seats, bi-xenon headlights with auto leveling, fog lights, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, a 4-way power passenger seat, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and adaptive front headlights.
The Grand Touring Technology Package ($2,080) adds radar cruise control, forward-obstruction warning and lane-departure warning, along with automatic high-beam control and i-ELOOP active grille shutters.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
Ford Fusion -- The Ford Fusion possesses an impressive interior, a wide array of powertrains, excellent gas mileage and competitive pricing. There's also a hybrid and all-wheel-drive model.
Honda Accord -- Honda's latest Accord also offers new styling, strong fuel economy and driver-focused dynamics that will rival the Mazda6, although the styling isn't as bold.
Toyota Camry -- The Camry appeals to shoppers who need a practical, midsize sedan but don't want the sporty feel or choppy ride offered by the Mazda6.