• Roomy and elegant
  • Good handling and steering
  • Powerful engines
  • 2014 model is even better
  • Fuel economy trails competitors
SUM UP Replaced, but still a good choice.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for MAZDA6 in 2013

The only change is that eighteen-inch wheels become standard on i Touring Plus and i Grand Touring models...more

Overview

The Mazda 6 is still on sale for 2013, but buyer beware: an all-new 2014 model that is more attractive and more fuel-efficient debuted in early 2013. That means supplies of the 2013 car are fairly limited, as Mazda has stopped producing the 2013 6 at a joint-venture factory in Michigan. Despite all that, the 2013 Mazda 6 remains a very good mid-size sedan. With an 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. Options include a blind-spot monitoring system, touch-screen navigation, push-button start, 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 engine that’s the biggest in its class. Originally seen in the CX-9 crossover, the 3.7-liter V-6 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.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, traction and stability control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Blind-spot monitoring is optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mazda6

  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Passat

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2013 MAZDA6 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc Changer
  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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