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.

Specifications

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

2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Mazda CX-5 Release Date, MPG, Msrp, Price – For 2016 year model, the CX-5 will receive a refresh in form of subtle exterior styling tweaks, revised suspension tuning, improved interior materials, updated infotainment interface, and added sound insulation. That’s not all, optional features that will grace the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 upon its release will include adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, rear-cross traffic alert, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and lane departure warning, etc.

2016 Mazda CX-5 white color, grille and headlights

With good fuel efficiency, ample cargo capacity, enhanced foul-weather driving capability and elevated driving positions, compact crossover SUV’s have undoubtedly massive appeal. As a fact, this is one of the most popular vehicle segments. And within that populated crowd, the new 2016 Mazda CX-5, with its new add-ons and changes will certainly emerge as one of our favorite picks.

2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5

What makes the CX-5 a perfect candidate for success in addition to the above feats is the smooth and quiet ride, excellent safety ratings, nicely trimmed cabin, and good visibility. The vehicle also has something rare to offer within its segment and that’s its fun-to-drive personality that is manifested through sporty handling and precise steering.

2016 Mazda CX-5 exterior, alloy wheels

For the 2016 year, Mazda has refreshed some areas. These refinements will include fresh tweaks to its front and aft fascia, added sounded insulation, electronic parking brake, improved infotainment system, and a revised suspension for a comfortable driving experience.

2016 Mazda CX-5 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Exterior Review & Interior Accessories – 2016 Mazda CX-5

The new Mazda CX-5 2016 is a 5-passenger compact SUV that will be available in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. All these variants will be offered with a choice of either FWD or AWD systems.

2016 Mazda CX-5 front
2016 Mazda CX-5 front

The base Sport model will come with 17” alloy wheels, air conditioning, full-power accessories, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary jack.

Upon its release, the Sport model will come with Mazda Connect package that adds a multifunction control knob, a 7” touchscreen interface, HD radio, automatic crash notification, Pandora internet radio, SMS text message reading, and audio system voice controls. To be provided later will be the Rear Camera package that will add rear view camera and supplant all the features already mentioned.

2016 Mazda CX-5 back
2016 Mazda CX-5 back

The Touring will include all the above mentioned and will add a robust engine, blind spot and rear cross traffic warning systems, keyless ignition and entry, a 6-way power driver seat, a 6-speaker sound system, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a leather wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker sound system.

2016 Mazda CX-5 steering wheel, gear shift knob and leather seats

The top of the range Grand Touring will add all of the above and will add automatic windshield wipers, automatic headlights, 19” wheels, heated mirrors, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior
2016 Mazda CX-5 interior

Available on both the Touring and Grand Touring models is the Technology package which will feature adaptive LED headlights, Smart City Brake Support Systems, LED foglights, LED running lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and LED taillights. On the Touring, it includes automatic windshield wipers and automatic headlights.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior, backseats

Optional package on the range topping Grand Touring model is the i-ActiveSense package that will come with Smart Brake Support, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam headlight control and lane departure warning.

2016 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

The FWD 2016 Mazda CX-5will come with a choice of two engines. These engines will either be the 2L 4-cylinder powertrain with 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, or a 2.5L 4-cylinder powerplant capable of yielding 184 hp and 185 pounds of torque mated with a 6-speed auto transmission system.

2016 Mazda CX-5 engine

AWD is optional on the Sport model with 2.5L powerplant. EPA estimates that the fuel economy for the Sport front-wheel drive system, 2.0L version will return 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined. All front-wheel drives with 2.5L capacity engine earn 26/33/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while those with the all-wheel-drive are rated at 24/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

In our own testing, a CX-5 with a 2.5L powerplant and all-wheel drive system accelerated from 0-60 mph in 8 sec, which is amazing for its class.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.3 in. (179.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 34.1 cu.ft. (max. 64.8 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3212 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 26/35 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda CX-5

The price will be as follows: the Sport model will have an MSRP starting from $21,795, the Touring $25,215, while the range topping Grand Touring model will set you back by a starting price of $28,220.

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 takes first place in the SUV crossover segment, but right after it come the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tuscon and Kia Sportage models.

 2016 Mazda CX-5 release date
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date

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New 2017 Mazda 3 Release Date and Review

Yesterday we got some really awesome pictures from Japan, including new 2017 Mazda 3. The release of new Mazda 3 is scheduled for the second half of this year, and it is going to hit the showrooms in Australia in August.

2017 Mazda 3 spy shots

Actually, almost two months ago, we saw some of the leaked news about the 2017 Mazda Axela (which is Mazda3’s name for Japanese market), and that leak still holds up. Only different thing is that we have new photos and some new data for the interior and the technology that is going to be implemented in the final version.

2017 Mazda 3 Exterior

2017 Mazda 3 front angle, headlights and grille

The Exterior of new 2017 Mazda 3 has gone through some subtle changes. The front fascia is changed with the new bigger grille, new headlights and the logo firmly fitted inside the grille. The rear had endured even smaller changes except the rear bumper which now has a lot less grey plastic on the body’s bottom edge.

2017 Mazda 3 side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The upper trim level is going to get an adaptive LED headlights technology (it is confirmed for the Japanese market, but we are not yet certain for the rest of the world). That technology is going to protect the incoming traffic from the high beam lights. They feature a row of LEDs. Each one will be responsible for the different section of the road. If the sensors detect the incoming traffic, it will switch off the parts on the LED lamps which are pointing to it. That is how it works even if you are closing into some vehicle that is going the same way as you are. The system will keep only the lamps around the vehicle in front of you, and the others will be turned off or pointed the other way.

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, rear view, taillights

There are low beam LEDs too, which illuminate the wider area on either side, and it automatically goes to the high beam if you are traveling at speeds higher than 95km/h. The sensor that controls the entire process is a forward facing camera, which will now have an ability to detect pedestrians and vehicles likewise. Safety wise, Mazda has been working on a new system called G-Vectoring Control. That system is going to make driving a lot more fun and you will feel like a professional driver but you will not know why.

2017 Mazda 3 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Basically, that system is going to control the torque accordingly to your steering wheel and throttle input. It will reduce the engine torque, transfer the vehicle weight and add more grip to the tires or wheels if it is needed. In that way it is going to be a lot easier for you, the driver, to control the vehicle in normal or extreme conditions. The influence of the G force is going to be lowered too. It will be a slight improvement, but Mazda thinks that it will be a bigger pleasure to drive with G-Vectoring Control on, than off.

2017 Mazda 3 Interior

2017 Mazda 3 interior, dashboard and gear shift knob

The interior is now updated with a new steering wheel and beautiful metal details throughout the cabin including doors and the dashboard. Head up display will have a better contrast and it is going to be split into two parts, with better contrast, better colors and better resolution.

2017 Mazda 3 interior, leather front and back seats

We were not able to get some new data about the sound isolation. We can only hope that we will not hear any road noise from below, anymore.

2017 Mazda 3 technology and safety

2017 Mazda 3 Engine Specs

For the Japanese market, Mazda is releasing Axela in 3 different engine options. The first one is 1.5 litres four cylinder petrol engine which will probably be used in 2017 Mazda 3, and it will go to the Australian market as such. The second is an upgraded 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine.

And the last but not the least relevant will be a 1.5-litre turbo diesel which will be a new thing for the Japanese.

2017 Mazda 3 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 180.3 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2883 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 29/41 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Mazda 3 Release Date

2017 Mazda 3 release date

The completely new 2017 Mazda 3 will be released in Australia on August 1. Prices are not yet known, and we will update you as soon as possible.

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2017 Mazda 3 exterior, front and rear view

2017 Mazda 3 rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Mazda 3 exterior, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Mazda 3 rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Mazda 3 front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Mazda 3 interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Mazda 3 interior, steering wheel and leather seats