2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

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    2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Full article here: http://www.leftlanenews.com/2014-maz...ay-rating.html


    The Environment Protection Agency has released its official fuel economy ratings for the 2014 Mazda6: when equipped with an optional six-speed automatic, Mazda’s all-new midsize sedan is good for 26 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined.

    Those impressive figures are enough to vault the Mazda6 to near the top of the non-hybrid midsize segment in terms of efficiency. Only the four-cylinder Nissan Altima is rated higher – it bests the Mazda’s city and combined ratings by a single mpg while returning the same highway mileage.

    When fitted with the standard six-speed manual, the Mazda6 out-thrifts all other row-your-own midsize sedans with a 25/37/29 mpg city/highway/combined rating.

    Helping to maximize mpgs is the Mazda6’s direct-injected 2.5-liter “SkyActiv” four-cylinder, which produces 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. Initially, the 2.5-liter will be the only engine available.


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    A few weeks after preliminary pricing information broke online, Mazda has revealed the full price list for its new 2014 6 sedan. The car is on sale in the U.S. now and starts at $21,675, after a $795 destination charge. The automaker also revealed that the 2014 Mazda 6 will return up to 38 mpg on the highway.

    For now, all versions of the 2014 Mazda 6 use a 2.5-liter inline-four SkyActiv gasoline engine with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque; a four-cylinder turbodiesel will arrive in the second half of this year. Equipping the gas engine with a six-speed manual transmission returns an EPA estimate of 25/37 mpg city/highway, while opting for a six-speed automatic bumps those numbers to 26/38 mpg.

    The base model is the Mazda 6 i Sport, which starts at $21,675 with a manual transmission. Standard equipment includes push-button start, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, cruise control, and six airbags. Adding an automatic transmission nudges the price to $23,290 because it also adds a backup camera and a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface with Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora Internet radio, and a voice text-messaging system.

    The middle version is the Mazda 6 i Touring, which builds on the previous trim level with 19-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic climate control, leatherette sports seats, and a power driver’s seat. It requires at least $25,290. Adding the $2200 Touring Technology package nets buyers a Bose 11-speaker sound system, automatic headlights, passive entry, rain-sensing wipers, heated and dimming outside mirrors, and Mazda’s new Smart City Brake Support. At speeds below 19 mph, SCBS can apply the brakes to prevent a collision.

    The Mazda 6 i Grand Touring tops the price list at $30,290, and adds on to the i Touring with the Touring Technology pack including unique 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, a trunklid spoiler, HID headlights, heated leather seats, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and satellite radio.


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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    And the non-Eco Malibu falls further behind....

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyRules View Post
    And the non-Eco Malibu falls further behind....
    Even the Malibu Eco can't match the EPA fuel economy ratings of the new Mazda 6 6AT.

    I'm very impressed that the i Touring model, with features like 19" wheels, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert, comes in at under $26k.
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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    That is impressive for sure.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    the Mazda6’s direct-injected 2.5-liter “SkyActiv” four-cylinder, which produces 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm.
    CX-5 needs this.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Helping to maximize mpgs is the Mazda6’s direct-injected 2.5-liter “SkyActiv” four-cylinder, which produces 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. Initially, the 2.5-liter will be the only engine available.
    184hp? From 2.5 litres? And the Mazda 6 keeps falling behind........

    Though Mazda does make one of the prettier mid-size sedans that no one ever seems to buy.

    I need to see rear seat legroom number before we know if its a terrible car or not, since thats the only metric that people seem to care about.
    Last edited by MCGARRETT; 01-03-2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Hopefully, for GM's sake no one cross shops the Malibu with the Mazda 6. The Malibu will have a difficult time holding on to 5th place in the mid size sales ranking. Sixth place could be in jeopardy as well!

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by roy219 View Post
    Even the Malibu Eco can't match the EPA fuel economy ratings of the new Mazda 6 6AT.
    By 1 MPG which I wouldn't say it is significant and means the Eco is falling behind. But the fact that you need the complex eAssist system to even get close to the Maxima, Mazda6, etc is not good either.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    I like the fact that the specs of this car say it only weights 3183 lbs for the Manual, and 3232 lbs for the automatic. It still is only a 4 cylinder, but that low curb weight isn't too far from the Dodge Dart/Chevy Cruze weight.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltastic View Post
    CX-5 needs this.
    The 2014 CX-5 should get the 2.5 later this month.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Good job Mazda.
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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Very impressive, plus it is a nice looking car.

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    I like the fact that the specs of this car say it only weights 3183 lbs for the Manual, and 3232 lbs for the automatic. It still is only a 4 cylinder, but that low curb weight isn't too far from the Dodge Dart/Chevy Cruze weight.
    And there is the secret....

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    And there is the secret....
    lol - every one of GM's vehicles needs a weight loss program haha

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    Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Recieves 38-mpg Highway Rating

    cost wise how does this stack up against the Malibu ECO?

    Impressive without all the eAssist complexity as stated above. GM needs to update the Malibu already...

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