We got our very first taste of the impressive 2014 Mazda6 back in October, and had more than a few good things to say about the midsizer. One piece of information that was conspicuous by its absence, however, was a sticker price.

Now, with zero pomp and circumstance (not even a press release as of this writing), Mazda has dropped what looks to be official pricing for the 6 on its consumer website.

$20,880 is the asking price for the base Mazda6 Sport with a manual transmission (plus $795 worth of destination charges, for a total of $21,675). Alaska residents will need to cough up $840 for destination. The loaded-up Mazda6 Grand Touring shown on the site will set you back a total of $30,290 (MSRP of $29,495), but it isn't clear if that's the starting price of the Grand Touring trim. Mazda is taking orders for the new 6 right now, and the cars will be available on January 2, 2013.

By way of comparison, the current 2013 model year Mazda6 starts at just $155 less than the new car, with an MSRP of $20,725 (before destination charges) for the base model. Interestingly, the outgoing top-of-the line Grand Touring trim is actually more expensive than the MY14 car on the site, with a sticker of $29,990 to start. We imagine that incentives on leftover 2013 models will start flowing pretty quickly, bringing down their prices quite a bit, but all of this still points to a rocking value proposition for Mazda's newest model.


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        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        I've seen the new Fusion on the road, and it looks more expensive than it really is, a real head turner in silver (the color of that particular car). It's fitting that the Mazda 6 will also be a head turner when it's out.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first Mazdaspeed6 was a force to be reckoned with. Improve the reliability and quality and the Mazdaspeed6 will be in a class of one, now that there is no Subaru legacy GT Spec B.
        Mazdaspeed6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        It's not unreliable but it's no Toyota hilux. Its has numerous issues that a lot of people experience, like loose differential bolts, transfer case leaks, vvt issues etc. However, the car brings a smile to my face basically every day so despite some hiccups, I'm extremely happy with my purchase 4 years later.
        chromal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        Here's hoping there's a mazdaspeed6 wagon...
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        The mazdaspeed6 was not reliable?
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          I haven't heard any widespread issues either....
      oRenj9
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope this new 6 is a hit. Mazda's recipe has all the right ingredients: good looks, a decently powerful engine, a well appointed cabin, and a great price. Then again, the previous generation 6s had this going for them, and still never took off.
        6thGear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @oRenj9
        Mazda will need to market it right. Throw a lot of advertisement dollars at it, online, TV, bill boards, Super Bowl ad etc. I wonder why I've never seen a Mazda super Bowl ad. Easiest but expensive way to get attention for your product.
      peaceinmiddleeast
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Honda accord has met its match. Battles like this only benefit us.
      PACMK02
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please Mazda bring the wagon to the US!!!
        Avinash Machado
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PACMK02
        Will there be much of a demand for the Wagon in America?
          Cheddar
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          Nope. Wagons don't sell. No matter how many enthusiasts "say" they'll buy one, the non-internet reality is that they don't. Unfortunate, yes, but the marketplace determines viability.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          @ tagberto No. You are one person. Mazda discontinued the wagon here because it accounted for less than 4% of sales. Americans don't want wagons.
          tagberto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          Yes. I have a 2004 6 that needs replacing. Don't need a 4x4 but am sick of sedans. Want to get back to a more practical body style.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whats most impressive about the pricing is that on the GT model, it includes already loaded with the tech bits, nav, smart key etc. only option package is the radar and light hybrid capacitor. No $2k+ additional packages required like the other midsizes
      superchan7
      • 2 Years Ago
      I could live with a 6 wagon. That's one good-looking wagon, and that's coming from the owner of a 987.
      Vinuuz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just hope they manage to price the 2.2 diesel at 500 to 1k above the gas models. That would make it enticing. Anything more than 2-3k premium on the diesel model, benefits of the higher fuel economy start to disappear.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vinuuz
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        thequebecerinfrance
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vinuuz
        The diesel engine will be a lot more expensive thant that. In Europe you get a big price increase when you get diesel engine, especially the more powerful one. They cost a lot more to build, the high pressure injector are costly just byu themselves.
          Cheddar
          • 2 Years Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          If you're only buying for fuel economy, Autoblog Green probably has something for you. Here, the 6-diesel's torque is what many of us are interested in. 300+ lbs is worth the premium so the great mileage is the bonus.
          thequebecerinfrance
          • 2 Years Ago
          @thequebecerinfrance
          @vinuuz Diesels have never bee nabout logic. I lived in France long enough to see that a diesels is not always very $$$ friendly. But thet have a choice of either a diesel or an underpowered gasoline engine. Here you will take the diesels because of the torque advantage, nothing else. I would take the 2.5 just to have a smoother more revving engine. And longterm reliability is still an issue. The new diesels are not as robust as the old ones altough that does not mean this one is not reliable. But I would buy this Mazda 6 in an instant if I was in the market for a new car.
      Cheddar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I keep coming back to this and wondering if I'm reading correctly: 38 mpg? Only 3200 lbs fully spec'd? In a car this big? Really, really scratching my head as to how they did that.
      Lankysean
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a great car, depending on the pricing and MPG of the diesel model I may trade my TL for this.
      Xi Gua
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mazda has no full size pick up. What a joke company.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        Neither does Honda, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Jaguar, Land Rover, etc. They are all jokes too! /sarcasm Not a full size, but I'll leave this right here for you: http://www.mazda.com.au/Vehicles/BT-50/#/home
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          You also forgot Subaru, Acura, Buick, Lincoln, Chrysler, Mini, Fiat, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Volkswagen, etc. Xi Gua, could it possibly be that some companies just don't CARE to make pick ups? Especially when well established brands are neck to neck at it anyways? Joke company? No. What a joke comment.
          aviboy97
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Xi Gua- The Ridgeline is on a minivan chassis. It's really a crossover with a bed. A modern day El Camino if you will.....
          Xi Gua
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Honda has Ridgeline, which is a full size SUT.
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        No ****, Sherlock! And guess what! Ferrari doesn't make a diesel estate and boy, those are a hot property in Europe!
        brgtlm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Xi Gua
        Why does a company that has limited financial resources want to spend dollars in a market that Toyota and Nissan (larger and better funded companies) haven't had the greatest success in after decades of spend. You are a moron.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrats, Mazda...you have been surpassed by Kia to become the producer of the most blandest vehicles on US roads.
        6thGear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        What are you smoking?
        ilmhmtu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        most blandest? I feel bad for your English teacher.
        ELG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        not sure if serious. mazda and kia make the best looking vehicles hands down. you must like toyotas then?
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