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Comparo

Can these redesigned and revised family four-doors save the species?

Can these redesigned and revised family four-doors save the species?

Official

Maybe Ford abandoning sedans isn't such a horrible decision

Maybe Ford abandoning sedans isn't such a horrible decision.

Spy Shots

Hope rekindled that a diesel Mazda will hit American dealers soon

We get it – we're a little sick of getting a few years of assurances that Mazda's much-anticipated diesel engine is just around the corner. First, it was going to go in the 2014 Mazda6. More recently, Mazda told us it'd first land in the CX-5 – and in fact, there's a part of the Mazda USA website devoted to the diesel crossover, which makes it seem more legitimate than previous pronouncements. But the fact of the matter is, there's some unforeseen hiccup in the government approval pr

Car Buying

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

New York

2018 Mazda6 gets it first

The number of car companies that don't offer a smartphone mirroring infotainment system is shrinking. Toyota is finally beginning to offer Apple CarPlay on new cars, first on the Toyota Avalon. Mazda is finally going to offer Apple CarPlay, too, as well as Android Auto. The first car to get it will be the Mazda6.

Comparo

A battle of the high-horsepower family haulers

For the first time since this generation of Mazda6 was introduced, Mazda is offering the 6 with a more powerful optional engine. It's a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder available on the three highest trims: Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. This new engine offering means Mazda can more directly compete with the rest of the midsize family sedan market, the vast majority of which have at least two engine options, if not more. So we decided it was a good time to see just how w

Official

All models get refinement improvements

We learned last fall that the 2018 Mazda6 is getting a slew of updates in the appearance and refinement departments, as well as this generation's first turbocharged engine (may we never forget the old Mazdaspeed6). Now we know how much it will cost to get that 2.5-liter four-cylinder's 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque: $30,090.

Opinion

Our completely made-up idea that could bring the Mazda6 Wagon here

If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?

Geneva

Europe may get the wagon, but we get the turbo.

Given the choice, we'll take power over space.

Featured

HUDs are in more new cars, and they're about to get more sophisticated

Official

It's right on par with the turbo competition, but in one area it's way ahead

The combined rating is 26 mpg.

Official

A rough month for Mazda cars, though.

The crossover continues to be king.

Deep Dive

Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition: "Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

"Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

Rumormill

The drivetrain is listed by NHTSA for 2018.

It's no guarantee it's coming, though.

Los Angeles

310 pound-feet? How'd you deal with all those torques?

he 2018 Mazda6 isn't just a styling tweak and a bigger engine.

Los Angeles

More power, more efficiency, more luxury

A new engine and Signature trim spice things up.

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