2016 Mazda 6 Review And Release Date

The 2016 Mazda 6 is one of the most popular mid-size sedans of the whole Mazda’s lineup. It is so popular that it has already scored over one million purchases, which makes it one of the best results of all time in the history of the Mazda Company. With the delivery of 2016th version this Japanese car maker certainly hopes to continue where its predecessors stopped.

The Mazda 6 model was launched in 2002, and back then it came as a replacement for the legendary Mazda 626 sedan. The first model was based on the Mazda GG platform, and it was the first model in the whole lineup of this manufacturer, that presented their new stylish, insightful and spirited motto. During the last few years it further evolved and became one of the best looking mid-size sedans available on the market.

2016 Mazda 6 Review

As far as the exterior is concerned, some minor changes will be applied. The new model is going to come with its lower bodywork redesigned, while the front end will only suffer some slight improvements. At the back, some minor changes are also applied, while the profile of the vehicle, on the other hand, is getting significantly restyled, with the lower bridge now connecting the back lights with the front end of the car. Naturally, all the major design upgrades from the current model’s exterior are going to be carried over to the 2016 Mazda 6 model. Actual model still has a sporty and athletic appearance, and it still comes with enough freshness just like in the beginning of its carrier.

2016 Mazda 6

2016 Mazda 6


The major changes are going to be applied to the interior of the new Mazda 6. There has been a lot of upgrading action in the instrument panel area, and the new model is expected to come with numerous changes as far as this segment is concerned. The infotainment system will be upgraded as well, and it is going to look much more like the one found in the current Mazda 3 model, which is really a good thing. It will of course offer more in the 2016 Mazda 6 than it is the case with Mazda 3 model.

2016 Mazda 6 Interior

2016 Mazda 6 Interior


Furthermore, there will also be a 5.8 inch screen, and it will be nicely placed in the dashboard, as well as the Commander Switch feature that will be fitted in the central console. One of the most praised interior features in the last few years has certainly been a good infotainment system, and of course, this new model is probably going to be equipped with one that is even more modern.

Mazda 6 Side

Mazda 6 Side


Under the hood of the 2016 Mazda 6, you will find a 2.5 l inline-4 naturally aspirated engine, which is capable of pumping out 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The mentioned engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. The famous Skyactive technology has been used for this engine and as far as the fuel economy numbers are concerned, remains the same with both transmissions when compared to previous year models. The manual equipped sedan is rated at 27/39 mpg, while the ratings jump to 30/40 mpg with the automatic gearbox, which puts the new Mazda 6 in the top of its class.

Release Date Of 2016 Mazda 6

As far as the price of the 2016 Mazda 6 goes, it will be offered in 3 trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, with prices ranging from $21,495 for the base Sport model, and up to $30,195 for the Grand Touring model. Exact date of release is still only in rumor mill but we do agree with predictions that it will come during the next few months of this year, almost certainly before September.

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