Since the completely redesigned model of Mazda 6 was delivered for 2014 we know that the 2016 Mazda 6 will be offered with only small changes. These changes will be hardly noticed since they are related to features and equipment we are getting in this vehicle.
One of the biggest changes that we did expect to see for 2014 model is the delivery of diesel powered vehicle. According to latest reports this will not happen with 2015th model and we will have to wait little longer for this.
2016 Mazda 6 Diesel
Reports suggested that the SkyActive-D diesel unit could be offered and that engine could offer significant fuel economy improvements. The 2.2 liter inline four cylinder turbocharged diesel engine equipped models could return at least 40 mpg on highway. What is interesting is that according to Mazda representatives these diesel engines can meet current emission limits even without the usage of urea injection after treatment system that is required on every other diesel powered vehicle.
Since this diesel unit will not be available we will be getting only the 2.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine while the more powerful V6 unit will not be delivered any more. Standard 2.5 liter engine delivers 184 hp and 185 pound feet of torque that are transferred to the wheels through a six speed automatic or the six speed manual transmission. Automatic transmission also comes with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
This setup allows acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.6 seconds which is the best results in this category with four cylinder engine. According to EPA test results it is expected to achieve the 26/38/30 mpg on highway/city/combined drive cycle. It is interesting that these are the results with the automatic transmission while with the manual transmission these will drop for 1 mpg delivering 25/37/29 mpg. When the Grand Touring model is equipped with i-Eloop feature we are getting 28/40/32 mpg.
Review Of Mazda 6
As we said, both interior and exterior will remain pretty much unchanged. It is almost amazing how much room in interior this vehicle has to offer. Even those that are taller than 6 feet will have enough leg and head room. With 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space this will be enough for most trips even when five people are traveling.
One of the main advantages that the 2016 Mazda 6 offers is the sporty and involving personality. There are many great competitors in this market segment and if you are looking for one sedan like Mazda 6 than you should also check vehicles like Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and similar.