2016 Mazda 6 – Release Date and Review

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.

2016 Mazda 6
2016 Mazda 6

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.

2016 Mazda 6 side view, silver color, alloy wheels and headlights

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.

2016 Mazda 6 rear view, red color, tailpipe, taillights and alloy wheels

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.

2016 Mazda 6 side view, exterior, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

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.

2016 Mazda 6 front
2016 Mazda 6 front

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.

2016 Mazda 6 interior, steering wheel, leather seats

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.

2016 Mazda 6 back
2016 Mazda 6 back

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.

2016 Mazda 6 interior
2016 Mazda 6 interior

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 trunk

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.

2016 Mazda 6 engine

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.

2016 Mazda 6 release date
2016 Mazda 6 release date

New 2016 Jeep Patriot – Release Date and Info

2016 Jeep Patriot Release Date, MPG, Colors, Price – The following is a 2016 Jeep Patriot review based on collected industry reports and our own assumptions. Moving on, the Cherokee has unseated the Patriot as the chief of compact crossovers, and waiting in the wings as spunky is the pint-sized Renegade which also doubles up as an inexpensive alternative.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, front view, grille

However, a peak through the sales volumes tells it all. The Patriot model has been startlingly been resilient in the twilight of its entire career, finding lots of new customers over the years despite its stage and age. So it’s here with us again for what, pundits say, could mark its final hurray, floating a conversant promise of Jeep’s style and attitude in a tidy SUV wrapper.

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot

Does the Patriot deliver? In comparison to its arduous rivals, No! It does not. Fortunately, it does pretty well with the Patriot trades on Jeep’s “Trail Rated” toughness, it is only a legit off-roader if a user has installed the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Croup, which requires the speed-sapping CVT and yields dismal fuel economy ratings.

2016 Jeep Patriot front view grille and headlights

Otherwise, you are able to choose between either the FWD or the AWD system with the other crossovers. Stripped of its iconic prowess, which we hope won’t be carried over to the forthcoming 2016 model, the Patriot trails others in the segment in terms of refinement, performance, versatility and even safety scores. According to me, you should only opt for the Patriot in case you have a very tight budget.

2016 Jeep Patriot exterior, rear view, taillights

Other crossovers worth your time include the urbane Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and lastly, the Jeep Cherokee (2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date article is here) . Despite the dreary personal opinion I have expressed of the vehicle, it isn’t that bad, but today’s standards require a bit of refinement and sophistication.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 Jeep Patriot

First things first. As should be expected, the new 2016 Jeep Patriot will certainly be a five passenger compact crossover. It will be made available in three trims: Sport, Latitude and Limited trim models. In addition, there will be two sub-trims provided: the Altitude Edition and High Altitude Edition.

2016 Jeep Patriot front
2016 Jeep Patriot front

The Sport trim equipment roster will include roof rails, foglights, 16-inch steel wheels, manual exterior mirrors, manual locks, crank windows, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, and CD player, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat.

The Altitude Edition should add a body-color rear bumper, 17-inch black alloy wheels, and gloss black exterior accents.

2016 Jeep Patriot side view, alloy wheels

The optional Power Value Group adds keyless entry, power heated mirrors, and power windows and locks. Note that this is a separate option on both Sport and Altitude and requires air-conditioning.

The Latitude will also get the above features as standard (minus the Altitude Edition’s extras), plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch silver alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, heated front seats, steering-wheel audio controls and reclining rear seatbacks.

The High Altitude Edition adds a sunroof, a six-way power driver seat, and leather upholstery and tacks on gray 17-inch alloys.

2016 Jeep Patriot back
2016 Jeep Patriot back

The Limited should start with the Latitude’s equipment plus four-wheel disc brakes, a larger engine, upgraded exterior trim, a trip computer, automatic climate control, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, leather upholstery and power driver seat.

2016 Jeep Patriot black color, exterior

The Latitude and Limited are eligible for a couple of desirable packages. The Sound and Sun Group adds a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with a subwoofer and a sunroof, satellite radio and two drop-down liftgate speakers. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group adds remote ignition, adjustable roof-rail crossbars, and a tire pressure monitor display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener, a cargo cover, a USB port and Bluetooth.

2016 Jeep Patriot interior
2016 Jeep Patriot interior

Also available across the board are the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group and the Freedom Drive I all-wheel-drive system. The former requires the CVT and adds hill-start assist, low-range gearing, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2016 Jeep Patriot gear shift knob

2016 Jeep Patriot Engine Specs

The Jeep Patriot will be offered in several engine options. First to be offered will be a 2.4L inline 4 engine capable of generating around 180 hp. The second one will be Fiat-developed engine and will have a displacement of 1.75L. The 1.75 turbocharged inline-4 engine will be able to yield over 220 hp.

2016 Jeep Patriot engine


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.7 in. (103.7 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 5.8 in. (173.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.2 in. (69.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 104.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 23.0 cu.ft. ( max. 63.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3136 lbs
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-60: 10 sec
MPG: 23/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Release Date & Expected Price – 2016 Jeep Patriot

We should expect the new Jeep Patriot 2016 to be made available in the early months of next year. Also, we should expect it to come with an MSRP ranging between $16,000-$25,000.

2016 BMW M3 – Release Date and Info

2016 BMW M3 Release Date, MSRP, Colors, Price – Very few vehicles carry as much weight among its fans as the BMW M3. For a couple of decades now, the model has been able to set the benchmark for seamless combination of handling and acceleration of a sports car with the comfort and room of an entry-level luxury sedan.

2016 BMW M3
2016 BMW M3

For 2016, the vehicle will is based on the latest-generation 3 Series just like in the previous model. However, you might notice that this review has referred to the M3 as a 4-door sedan. Fret not, as there is an available two-door coupe and convertible version. The vehicles have simply been renamed M4 and have been covered in a separate review on our site. Irrespective of the body style, these M cars will certainly have a way to make their enthusiasts very content.

2016 BMW M3 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Much of the joy that comes from being an M3 fan, like I am, lies under the hood, where an agile turbocharged inline-6 is able to crank out 425 hp. More details will follow in the Engine Specs section below.

2016 BMW M3 rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

As impressive as the upcoming 2016 BMW M3 might sound, it is set to face some stiff rivalry, nonetheless. Key in the competition is the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan, which sports a turbocharged V8 engine capable of yielding 503 hp. Alternatively, another potential rival is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Despite the fierceness in the market, the new 2016 BMW M3 will emerge victorious on many fronts due to its striking balance in its offerings.

2016 BMW M3 front angle, exterior, blue color, headlights and grille

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 BMW M3


The vehicle, just like its previous model, will be available as a four door, five passenger high performance car based on the 3 series coupe.

2016 BMW M3 trunk

The M3 will feature adaptive xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated 10-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), fold-down rear seats, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. Technology features include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.8-inch display screen, BMW’s iDrive controller interface, a suite of applications under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, and a 9-speaker audio system with a USB/iPod interface, HD radio, CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

2016 BMW M3 front
2016 BMW M3 front

An optional Executive package adds parking sensors, headlamp washers, keyless entry and ignition, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a rearview camera and satellite radio and a heated steering wheel. The Lighting package further adds automatic high-beam control and adaptive LED headlights. The Driver Assistance package gets you lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system, frontal-collision warning, automatic braking for collision mitigation and speed limit info.

2016 BMW M3 back
2016 BMW M3 back

Stand-alone options include upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a power rear sunshade, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and automated parallel-parking assist.

2016 BMW M3 interior
2016 BMW M3 interior

Engine Specs For the New 2016 BMW M3

Under the hood of the M3 is a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder powerplant capable of churning out 425 hp and 406 pounds of torque. Revving of the engine is expected to be as high as 7,600 rpm.

There will be two available transmissions: an optional 7-speed automated transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a standard 6-speed manual with automated rev-matching. With the former transmission system whilst utilizing the integrated launch control feature, the new 2016 BMW M3 will be able to deliver a 0-60 mph dash in a record 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the 6-speed will achieve the same spring in 4.1 seconds.

2016 BMW M3 engine
Another feature provided as standard is the automatic engine stop-start function. No details have been published by EPA pertaining the fuel consumption, however, going by last year model, the 2016 BMW M3 should be expected to improve slightly on the 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined figures of the previous model.

The automobile giant is conscious of the fact that at such top speeds, although they have not released those for 2016 M3, are crucial for safety of its driver and passengers. Therefore, the M3 will come standard with antilock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, front knee protection airbags and side curtain airbags.

Optional safety features include front and rear parking sensors, rearview and top-down cameras, blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic braking for frontal collision mitigation. High-performance carbon-ceramic brake discs are also optionally provided.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.9 in. (73.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3540 lbs.
Top Speed: 163 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Date of Release For 2016 BMW M3

According to some independent sources, we should expect to see the vehicle unleashed anywhere in the beginning of next year. The 2016 BMW M3 should set you back by an MSRP of $62,000 or more, off course depending on the trim model you prefer. The models that are also releasing their latest products in the segment include the 2016 Audi S4 and the 2016 Porsche Cayman model that may pose a large threat to the beemer.

2016 BMW M3 release date
2016 BMW M3 release date