Mazda 6 i touring 2014

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  • The price of a used Mazda6 ranges from about $12, for a base model to about $18, for a Grand Touring model, depending on the.

    EDITOR WES RAYNAL: The Mazda 6 is one of my favorite non-German/ Cadillac ATS midsize sedans. Perhaps even at the top of the.

    Malcolm Flynn road tests and reviews the Mazda 6 Touring petrol sedan, with specs, fuel economy and verdict.

    I suppose that Mazda would have us believe that the normal D mode is sporty enough, but the emphasis of this default is economy, which explains why fellow CNET Car Tech editor Wayne Cunningham described the Mazda6 as "gutless" after a short spin. Best deals first Worst deals first Lowest price first Highest price first Lowest mileage first Highest mileage first Closest first Farthest first Oldest first by car year Newest first by car year Newest listings first Oldest listings first. Plus, it's inexpensive and efficient, at least on paper. Theft History Reported 0. Pair a smartphone that is running Pandora Internet Radio and the Mazda system can even take control of the app, so you can browse your stations, skip tracks, and assign thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings from the touch screen.

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    The standard cabin tech includes TomTom navigation, a full array of digital audio sources, and three control scheme choices. The large sedan manages to exhibit Mazda's trademark nimble handling. The Bad The TomTom navigation interface can be just a bit confusing.

    The Bottom Line The Mazda6 i Grand Touring outshines much of the competition in the battle for your midsize sedan dollars, hitting most of the right marks, but some of its luster is dulled by the more powerful and efficient turbo-diesel and i-ELOOP models just around the corner. The Mazda Mazda6 is a handsome car. The sleek sedan is possibly the best example yet of the automaker's Kodo design language and does anything but blend into a crowd -- especially when wearing the premium Soul Red paint that our tester arrived in.

    Despite seeing the sedan at what feels like every car show of the season, I found myself simply admiring its curves and creases in the sunlight for some time. But helping you to choose the right midsize sedan isn't as easy as picking the best-looking car, so I forced myself to tear my eyes away from the exterior to settle into the almond leather-trimmed driver's seat, fiddle with the now familiar TomTom-powered navigation system, and put the Mazda6 and its assortment of Skyactiv engine and construction technologies to the test.

    Skyactiv Technology The lowercase "i" designation in the Mazda Mazda6's i Grand Touring's full model name indicates that this sedan is powered by the 2. The stated output of horsepower and pound-feet of torque is a respectable showing for an engine of this size, but it's also not an overwhelming amount of grunt.

    That said, Mazda's four-banger is doing work with less fuel thanks to direct-injection technology. Compared with the Toyota Camry SE's 2. However, whatever Skyactiv low-friction, low-mass magic Mazda has worked inside the engine makes the mill feel more alive than the Toyota's and more willing to reach into those upper revs for the power that it needs.

    Additionally, the Mazda6 feels just as capable at highway speeds and never seems to be wanting for passing power -- particularly when the driver preselects a lower passing gear with the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

    The Skyactiv-G engine is complemented by the Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic "sport" transmission, which sends power to the front wheels. There's nothing particularly sporty about this conventional torque-converter gearbox, unless you count our Grand Touring model's steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and manual shift program.

    The gearbox seems to lack a dedicated automatic sport mode. I suppose that Mazda would have us believe that the normal D mode is sporty enough, but the emphasis of this default is economy, which explains why fellow CNET Car Tech editor Wayne Cunningham described the Mazda6 as "gutless" after a short spin.

    You'll need to fiddle with the manual shift mode if you want to take full advantage of the power locked away in the upper reaches of the four-cylinder engine's revolutions per minute rpm range, and even then you'll have to temper your expectations of the sleek sedan's forward thrust. A six-speed Skyactiv manual transmission is available on the entry-level Mazda6 Sport trim level, but our top-of-the-line Grand Touring model and the midrange Touring trim are only available with the automatic.

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