• Jul 15, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda6.

While you'll have to wait another day to get our initial impressions of the 2009 Mazda6, the automaker has released the pricing details on its redesigned mid-level sedan.

The base "i" model starts at $19,220 (including the $670 destination charge) and comes equipped with a 170 hp, 2.5-liter inline-four sending power to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed auto with a manual shift mode. The range-topping SV, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models will be packing a 272 hp, 3.7-liter V6 and will start off at $24,800 (again, destination charge included).

Mazda hasn't released a comprehensive break down of each model, their corresponding features and specific prices, but you can hit the jump for the official press release.



PRESS RELEASE

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced pricing for the 2009 MAZDA6 sports sedan will start at $18,550 for a MAZDA6 i SV, equipped with a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter I-4 engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Pricing for the 2009 MAZDA6 s, powered by a 273-horsepower V6 engine and six-speed Sport AT automatic transmission begins at $24,130. Destination charges for all 2009 model-year Mazda vehicles are $670, $715 in Alaska. The 2009 MAZDA6 will be available at dealers across the U. S. starting in late August, 2008.

The highly anticipated 2009 MAZDA6 is the first of Mazda's "Zoom-Zoom Evolution" second-generation vehicles, building on a heritage of sports sedans and sports cars that no other manufacturer can boast, and bringing a combination of sports sedan, sophistication, build quality and product insight not currently found in the market.

"This is the most important new vehicle Mazda has launched in a decade," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "Bringing any new car to market at a competitive price has always been critical, but seldom more-so than today. Customers are looking for that rare combination of style, dynamics, economy and a great price, and the all-new 2009 MAZDA6 delivers on all levels."

The 2009 MAZDA6 will be available as a four-door sedan and in four trim levels: SV (I-4 models only), Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and with varying levels of standard and optional equipment. All models, regardless of engine or trim grade, will include as standard equipment: air-conditioning, power windows, mirrors and door locks, anti-lock brakes (ABS), dynamic stability control, traction control, frontal and seat-mounted airbags for driver and front passenger, side air-curtain airbags for front and rear seat passengers and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Power for the 2009 MAZDA6 will be available from an all-new Mazda-designed and developed MZR 170-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, as used in the 2008 CX-9, Motor Trend's 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year and the 2008 North American Truck of the Year. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or five-speed Sport AT automatic with manual-shift mode (2.5-liter engine) or a six-speed Sport AT automatic with manual-shift mode (3.7-liter V6). I-4 models equipped with the Sport AT are certified at the ultra-clean SULEV level, and PZEV in California-emission states. All V6 models meet ULEV standards for all 50 states.

As it has been since the first MAZDA6 launched in 2002, all North American MAZDA6s will continue to be built at AutoAlliance International, in Flat Rock, Mich, a joint venture with partner Ford Motor Company.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      You're a teensy bit behind the curve on this one, Autoblog.

      Mazda has allowed you to build your own 2009 Mazda6 -- complete with options -- on its website for about a month now...
      • 6 Years Ago
      6i SV is worthless - no power windows, no cruise control ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      No manual = no buy for me. Nice looking car though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why the heck can't manufacturers mate a V6 and a manual box? Sheesh! This was the only low end sedan on my list and now it's out..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry... I was watching MLB & my spell checker had a baseball bias!!! :) :) manual became manuel

        I'm sure any Manuel would also say "zoom-zoom" needs a Manual!!! :) :) :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Billy has the quote of the week... you can NOT zoom-zoom without a manuel (end of story)!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Zane i agree with you, and to the rest of you, lay off a minor mistake! Zane ignore these "CATTY BITCHES" reminds me of high school all over again!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because most of the folks can't drive manual properly in a 1.2 liter engine, not to speak about 3.7 liter V6. Believe me, I'm European, manuals account for like 80 percent or more, and I've seen enough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No manual! Boo-hoo, cry-cry, sob-sob. And hey, for that matter, throw in any other sterotypical autoblog "what? no manual?" whining you may want to hear.

        Look at this from a financial standpoint people. 80% of buyers for this FAMILY midsize sedan are not car enthusiasts like you and I; nor do they know/care how to drive a manual. Of course, when you're on this site you would never know this because we are all car enthusiats and we love manuals. Mazda is probably saving some good cash by sticking to a lower number of powertrain options, especially the most popular ones.

        Btw, I drive a 2005 Mustang GT five speed ; )
        • 6 Years Ago
        Like Jerry Manuel?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The old one did! I leased a 2004 6 S 5dr with a 5 speed and the 3.0 [that I'm turning back into the dealer tomorrow :-( ] It's very nice. The smooth Ford engine was tweaked by Mazda; I think they were responsible for the VVT...maybe. Anyway, it's great. I feels like a mini turbo in the middle revs. The 5 dr had something like 1.8 cubic feet less cargo space than the wagon, and it was much cheaper. I wonder if they'll give this one a fifth door.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What! No manual! You can't zoom-zoom without a manual.

        Bummer. I usually figure that any car without an option for a manual in its higher powered version is really not meant for the enthusiast. Think SC400, new Maxima, new TL, etc.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The new TL will have a manual box with SH-AWD on the 2010 model. Just saying.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wouldn't bet on it. If Nissan is not going to put a manual in the Maxima, the original "4DSC", all of us old-timers (yes, we are the ones who can afford new cars!) will have to go with another choice. I might want to buy a CTS manual just to prove that point!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Given the current $4.5/G gas, unlike most readers here, I find the 4-cylinder option with the 5-speed auto (with manual shift) for under 20K a really attractive bargain. 5 years ago manual shift was available only luxury car automatics and 10 years ago, 170hp is what you'd get from an 2.7L V6 Accord. Things have come a long way since then.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Refreshingly inexpensive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front wheel arches kill that front end for me. Otherwise it looks okay.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah Mazda loves their front wheel arches. Most hideous part of the RX-8 too IMHO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like its looks. If you cover every detail of the car and look only at the overall shape, it's a Nissan Maxima. Not a bad looking car to copy(!). Good pricing will help sales, and the design will help convince some shoppers to buy a Mazda who otherwise haven't liked Mazda's designs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm tired of everyone saying one car is copying another; what we have to all realize is every car from a generation in the auto industry is similar in shape and style. Compare a G35 and Lexus IS, very similar.

        Honestly, if an Olds 442 and Chevelle have their badge and grills removed, how many people today can tell them apart?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Before it was unique. Now its an Altima. Ugh.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now all of a sudden, everybody likes it because of its price. Now its basically a Mazda Fusion. Just sayin......
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not talking about platform-wise. I'm talking about price-wise.
        • 6 Years Ago
        dude its on a New platform! get your facts right before you type!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like it though, If I was shopping for a Fusion, I'd cross-shop this....which I sorta am.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just checked Mazdausa.com today and they rolled out 2009 Mazda 6 page.

      http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=mazda6
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