With only a few well-established vehicles dominating the midsize sedan class, and many competitors trying to defeat them, it is difficult for certain vehicles to stand out. But the Mazda 6 has something that most competitors lack: charisma.
When all cars in this class will complete their task, the Mazda 6 manages to engage the driver in the process. With spacious interiors, competitive fuel economy and nimble handling, the 2018 Mazda 6 is a solid choice for midsize sedans.
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a midsize family sedan that sold in five trim levels: the base Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature.
Powering the 2018 Mazda 6 Sport and Touring is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and sends power to the front wheels. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Also standard this year is a cylinder deactivation technology to improve fuel economy.
In track testing, the 2018 Mazda 6 Touring with the automatic transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds, which is quick for the class. The manual need 8.1 seconds to reach 60 mph.
The EPA fuel economy stands at 29 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway) with the automatic transmission. The manual drop to 27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway).
Standard on the Grand Touring and the rest of the trim is a new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Its only available with a six-speed automatic transmission. In track testing, the 2018 Mazda 6 Signature went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. EPA fuel economy rating at 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway).
The 2018 Mazda 6 price list: The Sport $22,840, Touring $26,590, Grand Touring $30,090, Grand Touring Reserve $32,590 and Signature $35,640.