The base 2014 Mazda6, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, is $795 less than the 2013 Honda Accord with a manual gearbox.
Mazda redesigned the mid-sized sedan with new platform and powertrain technologies to reduce weight and boost fuel efficiency. Mazda has branded the new technology as SkyActiv.
The Mazda6 initially will be offered with one engine, a 184-hp 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine generating 185 lbs.-ft. of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
A 2.2-liter twin turbo diesel engine will be added to the Mazda6 lineup in the second half of 2012.
Standard features on base i Sport trim models include push-button start, air conditioning, 17-inch allow wheels, power windows, steering wheel audio and cruise controls and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Safety features including anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, electronic brakeforce distribution and others are also standard on all 2014 Mazda6 models.
With the automatic on i Sport models, buyers will receive Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.8-inch color display with rear backup camera, audio voice command, HD Radio, Pandora internet radio and other features.
The mid-level i Touring trim also features 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, power driver's seat and other options.
Pricing on the top-line i Grand Touring trim level starts at $30,290 and covers 19-inch platinum silver wheels, power moonroof, high-intensity headlamps, leather-trimmed sport seats with heaters for the front, paddle shifters, a rear lip spoiler and other features.
SOURCES USA Today, Autonews
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