All-New 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan: Upscale Mid-Size Sedan at a Mazda PriceBlog Feb 26th , 2018
Originally introduced in 2002, the Mazda6 is Mazda’s mid-size sedan. The new 2018 Mazda6 is the fifth year of the third generation model. It has a wide variety of upgrades designed to give it a more upscale appeal.
The Mazda6 has a reputation as the best driver’s car in the mid-size sedan segment. It provides you with an excellent combination of ride, handling, and driver involvement. This unique “feel” is a direct extension of what Mazda has learned from its sports car, the MX-5.
A New Upgraded Turbo Engine For 2018 Mazda6
The 2018 Mazda6 has stepped up its performance for 2018. The availability of a new 2.5L SKYACTIV-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with 250 horsepower and a massive 310 lb.-ft. of torque, comparable to a 4.0L V8 engine.
New Mazda6 Standard Engine Gets Tech Features
The standard engine on the new 2018 Mazda6 is a new 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and a unique cylinder deactivation feature. A special centrifugal pendulum in the engine allows it to run smoothly while using only two cylinders, to improve fuel efficiency. This is not only a first for Mazda, but is also the only four-cylinder engine in the North American market that can deactivate its cylinders.
A New Premium Feel Comes To The 2018 Mazda6
Mazda is adding a more premium feel to its vehicles. It started with the CX-9 three-row SUV, which has been offering a top-of-the-line Signature interior trim since its debut for the 2017 model year. Fully 55 percent of all 2017 CX-9s sold have been purchased with one of the top two trim levels, either Signature or Grand Touring.
The Signature trim on the new Mazda6 sedan features authentic materials, including brown Nappa leather, whose color is inspired by the aged wood in ancient Japanese temples; UltraSuede made with a subtle gold tint, using a similar technique to that used to make silk kimonos; and accents of Sen wood, used in the making of taiko drums and Japanese furniture.
Other Mazda6 upgrades include improvements to ride and handling; a stronger and quieter body structure; a deeper and wider grille flanked by standard LED headlights; and newly available Soul Red Crystal exterior paint. Other available features are:
- Orthopedically redesigned front seats with cooling ventilation
- 360⁰ View Monitor
- Reconfigurable 7” TFT gauge display
- New 8” MAZDA CONNECT color infotainment display
- Available full-speed Mazda radar cruise control with stop & go
- Windshield-projected active driving display head-up unit
One more notable feature on the 2018 Mazda6 sedan is the availability of a six-speed manual transmission with the standard engine, for those of you who like to shift for yourselves. A six-speed automatic is optional on the standard engine, and is standard with the turbo engine.
If a beautifully styled sedan that’s a joy to drive, and has an interior worthy of a German luxury sedan appeals to you, the new Mazda6 from Moffatt’s Mazda in Barrie in may be just right for you. And don’t forget to add the Soul Red Crystal paint – it is truly stunning! Contact us for an enlightening test drive.