The new 2017 Mazda 6 is fresh and mildly updated over the previous model. The interior is perhaps the only area that Mazda can boasts of profoundly thanks to a myriad of changes on its technologies and material quality. Similar to the vehicle it is replacing, the new model strikes a desirable balance between safety, performance, and design language. Read on to learn more about what the new model offers including its release date, and price.
For starters, the Mazda 6 debuted in 2012, then as the brand’s new-generation product. It earned quite a significant following thanks to its performance, interior appointments, alluring vitality, and design language. Flash forward to 2017 and the same inspiring hues that inspired its humble beginnings are still part and parcel of its creation in addition to modern accessories and designs.
Judging from the spy pictures trolling the internet, there’s no doubt that Mazda has done it again. To wit, it has gone to extra-ordinary lengths to respond to customer’s expectations. In addition to the aforementioned values that define the Mazda 6 to its core, it also comes with features such as ride quietness, safety, enhanced exterior design, innovative interior design, and plenty of accessories for the money.
For 2017, the changes are mild and are mostly available on the interior. The floor console and the instrument panel have received most of the changes and the result is a fresh new look. It combines spacious front seat passenger compartment with a driver-centric cockpit design. Other changes include an improved sound insulation, new LED headlamps, improved front and aft seat performance, and a new signature wing design and front grille.
Again, one amongst the Mazda 6’s qualities remain to be performance and mileage. In fact, it achieves a fuel economy of around 32 mpg in combined highway and city driving when equipped with the i-Eloop system. And even without it, it still manages to get an impressive EPA rating of around 31 mpg in combined driving mode. But don’t be misled by its meagre appetite, as it still manages to offer a brisk 0-60 mph acceleration relative to its rivals. Performance wise, the Mazda 6 still manages to offer a nimble handling and precise steering.
Although the new Mazda 6 2017 is, by and large, a very competent vehicle overall, some concessions such as a stiff ride quality, and lack of an upgraded suspension system have to be factored in at the end of the day. Other solid choices in this class include the Ford Fusion, 2017 Nissan Altima, 2017 Honda Accord, and the Subaru Legacy 2017.
2017 Mazda 6 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $26,730. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to various rumors circulating within industry circles.
2017 Mazda 6 Exterior
Similar to the vehicle it is replacing, the new model still shares its design language with that of KODO. What this means is that the design of the new model fuses a dynamic, emotional, elegant, intellect shape to offer a strong presence on the road. In fact, the KODO design language even managed to earn it the World Car Design of the year, three years ago. Some of the exterior features include a bolder front face thanks to the fins on the front grille, LED lighting technology on the headlights, taillights, and foglights. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, nine body colors, and a new compact shark fin antenna accents.
2017 Mazda 6 Interior
When you come to the interior, it is almost obvious that a sophisticated design is lurking. The steering wheel is covered by fine quality leather. Texture and quality has been burnished to perfection further raising the level of sophistication. The shapes of the floor console and the instrument panel have evolved significantly relative to the previous model’s. some of the standard accessories to expect include a seven-inch touchscreen display, a multi-information display, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED taillights, HD radio, a rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.
As of this writing, the new model comes in three trim levels: Touring Sport, and Grand Touring.
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Mazda 6 is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine able to make 184 hp and 185 lbs. ft. of torque. More details will be available on its release date.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.4 in. (111.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.5 in. (191.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 100 ft³
Cargo volume: 15 ft³
Curb weight: 3179 lbs
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 7.9 sec
MPG: 25/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
The new Mazda 6 coupe 2017 earned top overall rating of five stars in government crash tests. Five stars for total side impact safety, and four stars for total frontal impact safety. Again, it comes with a multitude of driver assistance features that aid the driver mitigate against a possible collision.
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