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2012 Mazda MAZDA6 I Sport Sedan

2012 Mazda MAZDA6 Review

(0 Stars)  The Mazda alternative to the mainstream sedan.

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The Mazda 6 has long been one of our favorite mid-size cars, but it's had a hard time hitting its stride in a segment of the market that's crammed with ever-better -- and ever-better-looking -- sedans. Launched in 2009, the current-generation Mazda 6 is an elegant, modern sedan with flared front fenders reminiscent of the newly departed RX-8 sports car. With imposing presence and upscale looks, the 6's exterior is as handsome as it is conservative--especially when viewed next to some of this segment's more flashy entries. Inside, the 6 is highly functional. Upscale options include a blind-spot monitoring system, touch-screen navigation, keyless go, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a backup camera. The spacious rear seats split and fold, giving access to a very large trunk. Under the hood is an optional V-6 that's the biggest in its class. Originally seen in the CX-9 crossover, the 3.7-liter V-6 found in the uplevel 6s brutalizes the front wheels with 272 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and yet torque steer is commendably well controlled. In reality, the base 6i's 2.5-liter four-cylinder is powerful enough for most drivers, even if its five-speed automatic transmission isn't quite as refined as the V-6's six-speed. The four-cylinder is also available with a six-speed manual, an homage to Mazda's Zoom-Zoom mantra.

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2012 MAZDA6 I Sport Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 462 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 170 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 167 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'12 Mazda I Sport Sedan Reviews

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'12 Mazda I Sport Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
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