The New Mazda6 Is Only $5 More Expensive


Facelifted car set to go on sale next month.

When the facelifted 2018 Mazda6 arrives in dealerships next month it will do so with an MSRP of $21,950, just $5 more expensive than the outgoing model. Standard equipment on the Sport base model includes dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, an infotainment system with touchscreen, Bluetooth, a backup camera, cruise control, and a six-speaker audio system. Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, LED headlights, taillights, and 17-inch alloy wheels will be available as optional content.

The car can also be spec’d with Mazda’s i-Activ Sense package. On six-speed automatic transmission models, the package adds adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, dusk-sensing headlights, and automatic windshield wipers for a mere $625. An automatic transmission will set you back a further $1,050. Jumping further up the pricing scale, the Mazda6 Touring trim starts at $25,700 and benefits from all of the features of the four-door Sport. Additionally, it gains 19-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seating surfaces, a six-way adjustable power driver's seat, heated front seats, power moonroof, and a six-speed automatic gearbox as included kit.

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Grand Touring spec ups the price of entry to $29,200, but adds a new Bose sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation system, auto-dimming mirrors, heated side mirrors, and more sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For a further $2,500 you can hop into the Grand Touring Reserve Mazda6. This will add genuine leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, rear lip spoiler, and a unique set of alloy wheels. At the top of the food chain sits the recently introduced Signature trim, which adds Nappa leather, wood accents, a seven-inch TFT display, 360-degree camera, and a gunmetal colored-grille. MSRP for signature models will be $34,750 before options and extras.

Depending on trim selected, Mazda is offering two engines under the hood of the 2018 Mazda6. Sport and Touring shoppers will get a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder kicking out 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Grand Touring trims and above will get a new turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter which will offer 250-hp and 310 lb-ft of twist using premium fuel.