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The 2014 Mazda6 starts at $20,880 – *excluding a $795 destination fee – and will offer buyers up to 37 mpg highway in base form. That money will fetch buyers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired to a six-speed manual – a setup packing 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The Skyactiv powertrain is good, Mazda says, for 25 miles per gallon in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Stepping up to the six-speed automatic gearbox will yield an additional 1 mpg in city and highway driving for up to 38 mpg highway. Despite offering more equipment, the base 2014 model carries a modest $155 price increase over its 2013 predecessor.

Available trims include i Sport starting at $22,495 and i Touring at $24,495 (*both excluding destination charges). The latter swaps the standard car's 17-inch wheels for 19-inch rollers and includes dual-zone automatic climate control and leatherette sport seats among other niceties. Buyers can snap up a tech package that includes TomTom navigation and an 11-speaker Bose Centerpoint sound system for $2,000. Keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers and the company's Smart City Brake Support are all part of that kit as well. Check out the full press release below for more information, and look for more details on the diesel-powered 2014 Mazda6 as we get closer to that vehicle's launch.
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MAZDA ANNOUNCES PRICING, FUEL ECONOMY OF ALL-NEW 2014 MAZDA6

- Redesigned Mid-Size Sedan Entry Offers Competitive Pricing, Best-in-Class Highway MPG -

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced official pricing and fuel economy figures for the all-new 2014 Mazda6. Starting at $20,880[1] MSRP, the all-new mid-size sedan is the second vehicle in the Mazda lineup to fully incorporate SKYACTIV®[2] TECHNOLOGY, the brand's breakthrough engineering approach toward increasing overall vehicle efficiency. Offering both powerful performance and improved fuel economy, the 2014 Mazda6 features best-in-class highway fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon (MPG).

On sale now, the 2014 Mazda6 is fitted with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine, which can be paired with a choice of transmissions: the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic. Touting 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm, the sleek sedan offers impressive fuel efficiency at 25 city/37 highway/29 combined MPG when equipped with the standard manual transmission, as rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When equipped with the optional automatic transmission, fuel economy increases to an EPA rated 26 city/38 highway/30 combined. For more information on fuel economy and how estimates are determined, visit www.fueleconomy.gov, a joint website venture between the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Available in three trims, the entry i Sport starts at $20,880 MSRP, a slight increase of $155 from the previous model year. With its SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, standard equipment includes a push-button start, air conditioning with a pollen filter, power windows with a driver-side one-touch up/down feature, a tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control functions, 17-inch alloy wheels as well as auxiliary and USB connection ports.

When equipped with the optional SKYACTIV-Drive automatic, other added features include Bluetooth® phone/audio connectivity, a 5.8-inch color touch screen display, a rearview camera, HD Radio™ Technology, Pandora®, Radio Broadcast Data System program information, SMS text message receipt/delivery, E911 automatic emergency notification and audio menu voice command.

The mid-level i Touring trim ($24,495 MSRP) sits on larger 19-inch alloy wheels and, when equipped with a SKYACTIV-Drive transmission, includes all the features of the i Sport model equipped with an automatic transmission ($22,495 MSRP) as well as dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat vents, leatherette-trimmed sport seats, a six-way power driver's seat and a Commander Switch for operating functions on the 5.8-inch display.

An optional Touring Technology Package ($2,000 MSRP) adds a TomTom technology-based navigation system, Bose® Centerpoint® 11-speaker Surround Sound System with AudioPilot®, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, automatic on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, an auto-dimming driver's side outside mirror, heated outside mirrors and the all-new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system.

SCBS is an added safety component designed to assist a driver in avoiding front collisions when traveling at low speeds of less than 19 miles per hour. When the imbedded laser sensor detects an obtrusive object and the system calculates there may be a high risk for collision, the brake pedal travel is reduced in order to hasten braking. Should the driver fail to perform an avoidance maneuver, the SCBS system will activate an automatic braking function. While the system will not eliminate accidents, its intent is to minimize them and reduce the severity of a crash.

The i Grand Touring is considered the high-level trim model and includes all the equipment features of the i Touring with Touring Technology Package. Starting at $29,495 MSRP, additional standard niceties include platinum silver 19-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a rear lip spoiler, bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights with auto leveling, leather-trimmed sport seats with heated front seats, an eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, a four-way power front passenger seat, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Sirius® Satellite Radio with a four-month complimentary subscription. Two package options are available for the i Grand Touring.

For an additional $900 MSRP, the MRCC/FOW Package adds Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) and Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW). The Advanced Package, available from the second half of 2013, adds the MRCC/FOW Package as well as a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), High Beam Control (HBC) and i-ELOOP, Mazda's capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system, which is expected to offer increased fuel efficiency. Pricing for this package is not yet available.

A SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine will be offered on 2014 Mazda6 vehicles also during the second half of the year. Final specifications and packaging of the diesel engine and trim combinations will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

Standard safety features for all 2014 Mazda6 models include six airbags (front, side and full side-curtain), whiplash-reducing front headrests, power-assisted ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, daytime running lights, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a Traction Control System (TCS), hill launch assist, a fold-away brake pedal assembly, a trunk entrapment release system, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), three-point safety belts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters as well as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

i Touring models feature a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) as standard equipment with the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system available as an option. i Grand Touring models feature BSM and SCBS systems as standard equipment as well as RCTA and an Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and High Beam Control (HBC) are available as part of an optional package.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

[1] Starting price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRP does not include $795 destination charge (Alaska $840), title, taxes, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

[2] SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).


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      Keith Taylor
      • 2 Years Ago
      WAGON WAGON WAGON WAGON
      Quen47
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bummed that once again the MT means giving up Satellite radio and bluetooth. I'm pretty sure MT drivers like music as much as AT drivers.
        adrenalnjunky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Quen47
        In the CX-5 MT means giving up all colors but black, silver and charcoal. Talk about weird limitations.
          Aaron
          • 2 Years Ago
          @adrenalnjunky
          I guess that's the price we pay as part of the 5% of American drivers that can actually drive a manual transmission... :(
        John
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Quen47
        @Aaron More like the 2% that know how to drive by choice, the other 3% simply had to learn because they couldn't afford anything else.
      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see how the 6i Sport stacks up against the Accord Sport. Damn, I can't believe I just said that...
      Duck
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to say, I am impressed. I'm also sceptical now though, considering how much doubt has been cast lately on the reliability of manufacturer provided fuel economy estimates. I do hate when they bundle a thousand things together though. I just want keyless entry, so that means I have to buy automatic wiper, city brake, tom tom navigation, and some crappy stock sound system that I'm sure I could improve upon aftermarket? Ugh! Also, I wish they'd stop with the oversized wheels. No way this car has brakes big enough to justify 19's, and that's unsprung mass, the one you want to avoid most.
        Mikeman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        I agree that the huge wheels are annoying; it's more of a fashion statement than performance option. However, it also makes the tires thinner, giving a more solid connection to the road. I expect the 17's will be a lot more comfortable while the 19's will have amazing steering feel.
        jefmad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        Also, Live in the north and want heated seats? Pony up for the Grand Touring, no other trim has heated seats available.
        Lawrence Miller
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Duck
        if it helps, we have the CX-5, and we hit the combined mileage pretty regularly, so I'm not terribly worried.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      You have to see this car in base trim also... But the car looks great ! at first I thought I wouldn't like it cause the design is a bit too loud but but its a nice blend of stylish and while not being too out there... or maybe its the RED paint and kitted out model helping making the car look good? Either way better then the previous car but the center console looks like something from 2006
        LOL
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        We were at the dealership to purchase a shaft pivot seal for the MSP6, which caused the transmission fluid to leaked at the shaft..cost 650 to replace. We had been driving the Speed6 for the last 6 year and had no problem. Full synthetic extended performance mobile1 15K miles and a good set of michellin tires when it needed and money well spent. My point is Mazda has come a long way and became a reliable auto maker. I had this 2014 model in mind when I am ready too..soon. Well and I still want to keep my Speed 6 ( I got alot of offers to sale the speed 6 but still love it! Oh don't forget that you're now able to get $1000.00 on loyalty ( 3 weeks ago only $500) So while we were there, we test drove the new '14 base model. we like the feel of its engine, smooth shifting, cloth seats were so comfortable, smooth and felt cushion and supportive. The car pushed through light hill streets and curves without the engine being scream for power..NICE but a nice smooth acceleration was experienced. Push start with 6.5 screen and backup cam are nice for standard equips. We also had the experience of top of the line model at the $32 K plus ( don't forget pearl white and red paint are at an additional $300). I don't really care for all of those accessories because I never use them all for Ex. leather trim when cloth is super soft and cushion, nav. when I get my 4G S3. Engine bay is nice you can see what is going on in there. 19 inch rims are nice, those choose 17 can upgrade with high end after market than those factory one bc if you call dealership each rim cost so much (19 inch are nice compare to 17 factory rim). I am 5 10 driver and there is still lot of room for a six footer on the back. easy to see for both side, a big deep deep trunk is a plus too. Ok now, Mazda CX5 back to back after the 6 is totally different with smaller engine, less responsive on steering and power. I felt it should has been the 2.5 engine in it instead of 2.0. Suspension is not as good as the 6, well higher ground clearance though. I kinda like it before test drove, but now I want to wait for the diesel CX5 to test drive it power for my gf. and the 6 diesel for me or that 4 cyl. Get the white one. in the long run it still always look great!
      foxtrot685
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Mazda... do me a favor? Promise me you WILL NOT perform a mid-cycle refresh on this car in 2-3 years? Leave it just like this until the 4th gen 6. You all have a track record of ruining cars on the mid-cycle refresh (see CX-7, Miata, and CX-9) and I just don't want to see this gorgeous car go down that road. Don't touch it!
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @foxtrot685
        Go buy one. If the sales numbers are good enough, they'll hold off on a rejuvenating redesign.
      lazybeans
      • 2 Years Ago
      One other comment. I like the front end and profile, it has a nice aggressive styling. The rear end is where they took a vacation on the design. It doesn't do the overall design justice.
      PiCASSO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great looking alternative to the mid-size competition... BUT... why the dorky sized navigation screen? Aside from the radio being recessed deep in the dashboard, the screen is tiny (about 4"), which probably requires the iDrive joystick on the lower console.
      Houmpheng Phonsavath
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great job Mazda!
      SideWayz8
      • 2 Years Ago
      Isn't the keyless entry the notion that you just put your hand underneath the door handle and the car unlocks? Anyways, I really love Mazda as I own the 2004 Mazda 6, but what's killing me when I sat at the LA auto show was the small navigation compared to other car models and the lack of a six cylinder engine. I understand the notion about getting better gas mileage and what not, but I would of liked at least the option for it. Hopefully this car does well and we get a Mazdaspeed variant. I would like the diesel option but someone made a point about how diesel is not really sufficient if you live in a city and hybrid is better.
        gray fox
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SideWayz8
        The advanced keyless entry (which is probably what AB meant) is part of a 2K package on the Touring and standard on the GT. Vehicles in this segment that offer both 4 and 6 cylinder, the 4 cylinder tends to make up the vast majority of sales (80%+) so it's probably smart for Mazda to focus on that for now, and later on the diesel will dually fill a higher efficiency and higher torque option.
      prighello
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if the next 3 will get this 2.5L motor? It would zip, I mean zoom, pretty good with 184/185 under the hood.
        Mikeman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @prighello
        Finger's crossed! The fact that they lighter, smaller 3 currently gets almost 10mpg less on the highway with its 18hp weaker 2.5L is just sad. Partly a testament to how great the 5 is...but that 3 needs a refresh (stay tuned this summer!)
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      I sat and played with the one in the showroom today while having an oil change done and this will be my next car. Mazda kept the headroom and legroom in tact just like the gen 2 model and I am so happy for this. This car looks great.
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