2016 Mazda 6 Release Date, Review, Price, Interior – The internet is already buzzing with news of a forthcoming 2016 Mazda 6. Its release date, according to rumors is expected to be sometime later this year. The vehicle comes with new add-ons which include a bespoke interior, responsive and smooth driveability, top-notch materials and of course, stylish looks.
The new vehicle will certainly see a number of improvements in addition to the above. The new 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring trim will debut with a refreshed front fascia that includes new LED headlights and bumper. Interior wise, all variants of the Mazda 6 save for the Sport trim will come fitted a 7” touchscreen.
Coming standard in all the trims will be the electronic brake system. We should expect the new 6 to garner the attention of buyers, since it has always remained as an outlier in comparison to other popular rivals. That’s unfortunate, because the 6 compares even better to most of its traditional rivals in terms of cabin refinement, driving dynamics and fuel consumption. In addition, every new 6 has been known to sport a distinct design to auger well with its sporty demeanor.
Sadly, the mid-size sedan segment is outrageously competitive and the 6 might have a tough time making it to the top. However, the refreshed 2016 Mazda 6 comes with a more entertaining appeal and we highly suggest that you try it out.
2016 Mazda 6 Exterior Colors
The new Mazda 6, 2016 comes in three variants: base Sport, mid-trim Touring and top-of-the-range Grand Touring trims.
We should expect the following features to be availed with the base model. 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, touchscreen display, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering, internet radio, HD radio, and automatic emergency alert.
Up the ladder is the 2016 Mazda 6 Touring trim that will in addition to the base trim features, will add automatic climate control, keyless ignition, 19” alloy wheels, LED taillights, Keyless entry, automatic wipers, blind spot monitoring, heated front seats, automatic braking and rear cross traffic alerts.
Moving up the food chain we should expect the 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring model that will bag all of the above Sport and Touring trims’ features and add a leather upholstery, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, and stop start system.
Also, there is the optional GT package that will be provided for the Grand Touring model and will include frontal collision warning, automatic high-beam control, cruise control, i-Eloop system, air conditioning, aft parking sensors, and hill assist.
Interior wise, the new vehicle comes with adequate headroom and legroom. Also, for those who are taller than 6 feet, there is generous legroom and they will feel as if they are inside a first class cabin. For families who love taking a weekend getaway, there is enough cargo volume to keep all their stuff. In overall, the 6 provides a functional and clean interior design unmatched by very few vehicles in its segment.
2016 Mazda 6 Engine Specs
The new vehicle will be powered by a sole engine. Under the hood of the front-wheel-drive Mazda 6, 2016 is a 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant capable of cranking 184 hp and 185 pounds of torque. The base Sport and mid-trim Touring variants will be paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed auto transmission system. The top-of-the –line Grand Touring will come fitted with an automatic transmission system.
In our conducted performance testing, the 2016 Mazda 6 equipped with an automatic transmission system was able to dash from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.6 sec. Its fuel economy according to EPA stand at 26/38/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the auto transmission system. With a manual transmission system, you should expect 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined and an impressive 28/40/32 mpg with the i-Eloop feature.
The safety of the passengers was a key focal point for the Mazda 6 engineers. Therefore, you should have a peace of mind knowing that your 6 is fitted with a rear view camera, traction control, side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, cross traffic monitoring, stability control, automatic emergency notification and active head restraints.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.5 in. (191.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: 15 ft³
Curb weight: 3179 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 25/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2016 Mazda 6 Price & Release Date
Mazda has already made the pricing details known to the public domain. So expect the 2016 Mazda 6 i Sport model to set you back by $21,495, the 2016 Mazda 6 i Touring $23,945 and the top-of-the-range 2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring an MSRP of $30,195. Note that the prices do not include any additional packages. Make sure to check out the rivals, such as the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, Kia Optima or the Nissan Altima, which equally put out similar specs.