Mazda Prices, Specs the All New Mazda6

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
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The hotly anticipated 2009 Mazda6 is set to hit the showroom floor in August. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder model, with 170 horses and a standard six-speed stick, will set you back $19,220 (including a $670 destination fee). For contrast, a base Accord runs nearly two grand more ($21,030). The four-cylinder Mazda6 will offer an optional five-speed automatic transmission for a bit more money, of course. If you want to dial-up the power, Mazda offer the 6 with a 273 horse, 3.7 liter V6 (six-speed automatic transmission only) for $24,800. All versions of the new Mazda6 come with air con, ABS, six airbags, dynamic stability control and traction control. The autoboxed four-banger gets 21/30 EPA miles per gallon, dropping one mpg if you pick the stick. The V6's 17/25 mpg is not what you'd call class competitive; the five-speed Accord V6 is rated at 19/29. Then again, the Mazda should handily beat the Honda in the ol fun to drive category. We'll have a TTAC review as soon as the 6 hits the streets.

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  • on Jul 16, 2008
    rm Says: July 16th, 2008 at 6:13 pm The thing with the V6+MTX combination is that Ford is responsible for V6 engines. Mazda does the I4. The last Mazda V6 was the K series that went out of production in ‘02. With the 3L Duratec, Ford already had a MTX available from Europe. However for the new Cyclone 3.5/3.7 V6 there has been no MTX development, it’s all gone into the 6spd ATX. So, please do yourself a favor and forget about the possibility of this happening unless it’s done by a third party. This is part of Ford’s stated goal of making Mazdas more NA market friendly. Well, gee, thanks for ruining my day. I guess I'll have to make my Mazda6s (the V6 Mazda6) last forever. If Mazda, zoom-zoom, isn't going to provide a manual transmission, in the future who will?

  • Rm Rm on Jul 16, 2008

    Lumbergh: No problem. ;-) I'm in the same boat as you with my 6s.

  • M20E30 M20E30 on Jul 17, 2008

    "The complaint about that is Mazda has it backwards from most other manufacturers: to upshift you press down down, and downshift is up." I may be alone in this, but I actually would prefer that setup....

  • Beelzebubba Beelzebubba on Jul 17, 2008

    The car looks awesome in all the photos. All the photo cars are naturally the top-of-the-line s Grand Touring models with standard 18-inch wheels and dual exhaust outlets for the V6. Mazda did a great job of making lesser, 'i' models look as good as the 's' models with the 03-08 Mazda6. I really hope they do the same this time around and the 4-cylinder models won't look like penalty boxes! The new 3.7L is impressive compared to the 3.0L V6 it replaces- an increase of 60hp and 72lb-ft of torque (the latter @ 4250rpm vs. 5000rpm) are HUGE. The fuel economy of 17/25 is one mpg lower in the city and the same highway rating. Unfortunately, these numbers are still toward the bottom of the heap compared to other V6 mid-size sedans. Notably, the Accord V6 gets 19/29 and Camry V6 gets 19/28. The 4-cylinder models fare much better, though. A healthy power increase of 22hp and 17lb-ft of torque are welcome, as is the increase of 2mpg when equipped with automatic transmission. The Ford Fusion will be getting the 2.5L I-4 from the Mazda6 for the 2010 model year. There are also rumors of a new V6 around 3.0L in size and 240-250hp. I'm curious to see if Mazda might make use of that engine if/when it appears to slot in between the current 170hp and 272hp offerings. Especially if it can pull off fuel economy ratings of 28+ highway.