Mazda 6: The Evolution of the Sports Sedan Never Looked Better


In the nanosecond after your eyeballs encounter the MAZDA6, your brain starts processing its dynamic contours and the suggestion of power and performance they convey. Your heart begins to beat a bit faster. Your mouth begins to water. And your palms begin to sweat. One look at the outside, and you can't wait to get inside.

A well-appointed driver-centric cockpit defines every MAZDA6. While your hands wrap around the leather on the steering wheel and gearshift knob, your eyes will appreciate the illuminated console screen that displays the time, audio setting, climate control status and outside temperature with multitasking efficiency. Your ears will take in the rich sounds provided by the 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, and your mind will rest easy knowing that the innovative storage compartments throughout the interior are taking good care of all your gear.

MAZDA6 i models are equipped with a spirited 160-hp 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that features dual balance shafts for V6-like smoothness. They also feature all-aluminum construction for lightness and rigidity and are equipped with both variable valve timing and variable induction to maximize low-end torque and high-rpm power.

Standard issue on all models is a 5-speed close-ratio manual gearbox with double-cone synchronizers.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard, as are tilt/telescopic steering wheel and split folding rear seatbacks.
Standard Features


2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front-wheel drive

Independent high mount double wishbone front suspension

Independent E-type multi-link rear suspension w/shock absorbers, coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/60HR16 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Engine-speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable assist

Pwr front vented disc/rear solid disc brakes

18.0 gallon fuel tank

Dual exhaust outlets w/bright tips


Body-color bumpers, protective side moldings, rocker panels

Black front mud guards

Chrome-plated front grille trim w/black insert

Clear lens halogen headlights w/auto shutoff

Green tinted glass

Dual fixed body-color pwr mirrors

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper w/washer

Body-color grip-type door handles


Cloth reclining front bucket seats-inc: seatback map pockets, adjustable headrests

Manual driver seat height adjustment

60/40 split fold-down rear seat-inc: integrated headrests

Driver-side footrest

Center console armrest w/dual covered storage compartments

(2) front cup holders w/lids

Rear seat center armrest w/(2) cup holders

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/mounted cruise/audio controls

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: in center console, cigarette lighter

Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers, engine coolant temp gauge

Warning lights-inc: check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, defrost-on, seatbelts, airbags, door ajar, low fuel, parking brake, high-beam

Exterior temp gauge

Cruise control

Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down/cancel switch

Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking

Remote keyless illuminated entry w/trunk lid release

Electronic lockout protection

Remote releases-inc: trunk, fuel door, hood

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: digital clock, (6) speakers, Automatic Level Control (ALC)

Roof-mounted radio antenna

Titanium color trim-inc: center floor console, center instrument panel, shift boot panel

Front door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Front/rear overhead dual map lights

Delayed courtesy lighting-inc: map, front door lights

Cargo area light

Leather-wrapped shift knob/parking brake handle

Overhead hinged sunglass holder w/mat

Cloth headliner

Cloth covered sunvisors w/illuminated mirrors

(3) passenger assist grips w/dampers

(2) coat hooks


City 24/hwy 32 (2.3L engine/5-speed manual trans)


Driver/front passenger airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) w/crash zone & driver seat position sensors

3-point safety belts for all positions

Adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

Child-safety rear door locks

Rear seat child safety seat anchors (LATCH)

5-MPH bumpers

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Emergency trunk release

Triple H steel reinforced body construction