About the Mazda 929
The Mazda 929 is a sleek looking full-size executive sedan that Mazda produced for nearly a decade before discontinuing it in the mid-1990s. Mazda chose to deck out the flagship model 929 with many state-of-the-art features and amenities. While drivers appreciate the Mazda 929 for its quiet cabin, able handling, and acute braking ability, a number of criticisms confront the model—namely its poor traction in wet weather, its relative lack of passenger and cargo space, and the awkward driving position its driver seat facilitates. Despite these negatives, the 929 sold well for a number of years before ultimately being phased out of Mazda’s vehicle lineup in 1995.Mazda 929 Features
Mazda chose to discontinue the 929 following the 1995 model year. The model received a complete redesign in 1992, and there were few fundamental changes introduced in its final three years of production. While earlier models of the luxury sedan have a boxy style, models produced between 1992 and 1995 flaunt a sleeker, more rounded body design and the wheelbase measures 5.5 inches longer. Yet despite being wider and nearly as long as previous years’ models, trunk space decreases in the 929’s final years. In its final year of production, Mazda introduced only a few changes to the model. These included the introduction of leather seats, genuine wooden interior trim, and a remote keyless entry system.
The 1995 Mazda 929 contains a 24-valve, twin-cam, 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 193 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. The car’s sole transmission option is a four-speed automatic that comes equipped with overdrive. In terms of fuel economy, the 1995 Mazda 929 earns a respectable EPA estimated rating of 19/24 mpg city/highway. A four-door sedan, the 1995 929 comes in a single model that includes a substantial array of luxury features such as leather interior, automatic climate control, cruise control, remote keyless entry, power seats, power locks, power windows, a moonroof, and power mirrors.
The standard stereo system for the 1995 Mazda 929 is a six-speaker AM/FM radio that features steering wheel mounted controls. An additional option for a Solar Ventilation System utilizes solar powered ventilation fans to regulate the car’s temperature when it’s parked on hot days.
Reviews indicate that the 1995 Mazda 929 is a fairly balanced vehicle that offers equal parts performance, style, and reliability. Standard safety features for the 1995 Mazda 929 include driver and passenger side airbags and ABS brakes.Mazda 929 Evolution
Mazda produced the 929 for almost a decade, and during its run of production the Japanese automaker introduced several changes to the model. 1990 saw the introduction of a new sport version known as the 929 S. The 929 S features performance extras that include more engine power, an upgraded suspension, and standard ABS. The S also boasts several stylistic additions including a new grille, new bumpers, and lower body-side molding. All 929s manufactured in 1990 have two-tone paint jobs.
1991 saw the introduction of lace alloy wheels to all models of the Mazda 929. In 1992, the 929 underwent a complete redesign. As a result of that redesign, dual airbags and anti-lock brakes come standard on the model.
In 1993, a glass moonroof replaced the steel one found on previous models. The 929 also earned alloy wheels that year. New available options introduced for 1993 include optional wood trim and power passenger seats.
1994 929 models come in a single, well-equipped trim level. Features on this model include a console cup holder and height-adjustable seat belts. While the model only comes in one trim level, Mazda offers the Cold Package that features limited-slip differentials, and the Premium Package with remote keyless entry. Revised alloy wheels come standard on all 1994 models.