2015 is a busy year for Mazda. Other than the redesigned MX-5 that’s been stealing the spotlight, the team has also worked out on a little refresh of the 2016 Mazda6 and the result is a car looking better than ever.
Despite a brand new design introduced in 2014 that gave the Mazda6 back its elegance and dynamism from yesteryears, this third generation deserved a little refresh. Nothing that mingles too much with the bold and elegant lines of the sedan introduced last year, but a little added touch that makes it look even more aggressive. The new model-year is slimmer-looking, with a slightly modified front portion. The chrome belt at the front is slightly thicker, underlining a reviewed grille with a silver net, that also subtly alters the shape of the headlights. The car is one of the best-looking mid-size sedans on the market.
The design upgrade of the 2016 Mazda6 also applies to its inside and to the dashboard now integrates better quality materials and a new 7-inch display. The three trims available on the model all offer different levels of equipment. Base GX offers everything you need at a reasonable price, such as heated front seats, cruise control, wheel-mounted controls, and push button start. You can upgrade to the GS or GT versions to get the rearview camera, the navigation system, dual zone climate control, sunroof, etc. A luxury package is also available on the GS trim for added features and convenience. Mazda is also among the only manufacturers to offer a heads-up display, a feature found on board the 2016 Mazda6. The sedan gets the looks, but has also got the space. No need to compromise between the two, you get a 419 liter-cargo volume that will easily accommodate groceries or weekend-trip bags.
All three trim levels come with great safety features such as blind spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert and whiplash-reducing adjustable front-seat headrests. When opting for the GT trim, you can add the technology package as well that, as the name states, includes a variety of safety technologies, including lane departure warning system, radar cruise control, forward obstruction warning and smart brake support.
The 2016 Mazda6 comes with the Skyactiv technology and is available with the same 184 hp, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is teamed with your choice of transmission between a 6-speed manual, a two 6-speed automatic boxes, one of which includes the i-ELOOP technology with a regenerative braking system that produces and stores electricity in capacitor to help power the Mazda6’s electrical components. With the technology, the Mazda6 offers competitive in-class fuel economy with 8.5L in the city and 5.9L on the highway.
Explore all three versions of the model and make your choice between the two option packages available to get your own, customized 2016 Mazda6. Take your future Mazda for a spin.