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2014 Mazda6: Introduction

An Extended Stay With The Sexy Six The new-for-2014 Mazda6 sedan is more than just a pretty face. For Mazda, it marks the company's best effort yet at competing in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, all the while staying true to the brand's core value of offering high levels of driver involvement above all. We certainly came away impressed after our first drive of the sleek Six in France last fall, and we knew right from the start that this would be a car we'd want to spend a lot of time with back here at home. So with that in mind, the folks at Mazda graciously agreed to... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
184 HP / 185 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$20,880
As-Tested Price:
$31,765
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