The 2005 MAZDA6 comes with very few new features. Meanwhile, power proves to be decent, and safety features are average. Furthermore, the fuel economy is average and varies between models.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon, hatchback
Engines: 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, six-speed automatic
Models: MAZDA6 i, MAZDA6 i Sport, MAZDA6 s Sport, MAZDA6 i Grand Touring, MAZDA6 s Grand Touring
This car comes with an upgraded automatic transmission for the V-6 models, it is now a six-speed instead of a five-speed.
The 2005 MAZDA6 comes in eight colors, and its features include body-color bumpers, protective side moldings and rocker panels, black front mud guards, chrome-plated front grille trim with black insert, halogen headlights with auto shut-off feature, green tinted glass, body color fixed power mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers, body color grip type door handles, and an under hood insulator pad. The 16-inch steel wheels come with full wheel covers and all-season tires. This car comes with a temporary spare tire.
The i and s Sport have sport type front and rear bumpers, side sill extensions, body-color rear spoiler, body-color sport grille, gray-color headlight housings, and fog lights. Furthermore, the wheels have been upgraded to 17-inch alloy wheels. The s model for the wagon and hatchback bodies comes with a rear window wiper and washer. The wheels are upgraded to 17-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels.
The i and s Grand Touring models include a power moonroof and interior sunshade. Optional packages include the 17-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires. Dealer installed options include a front air dam, side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt, exhaust tips, chrome front grille garnish, chrome side protector moldings, chrome rear finisher, color-keyed door edge guards, pearl satin or bright chrome aluminum fuel filler door, fog lights, rear mud guards, moonroof wind deflector, rear lip spoiler, rear wing spoiler, sport grille, and wheel locks.
The 2005 MAZDA6 comes with many interior features, including cloth reclining front bucket seats, manual driver seat height adjustment, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, center console armrest with dual covered storage compartments, rear seat center armrest, front and rear carpeted floor mats, and three-spoke leather-wrapped tilt telescopic steering wheel with mounted cruise and audio controls. Other features include 12-volt power outlets, outside temperature gauge, cruise control, power windows with a driver side one-touch auto down and cancel switch feature, power door locks with two-stage unlocking, electronic lockout protection, remote keyless illuminated entry with trunk lid release and panic feature, engine immobilizer system, air-conditioning with pollen filter, rear seat heater ducts, and rear window defogger. There is also a lockable glove box, cigarette lighter and ashtray, cargo area light, leather-wrapped shift knob and parking brake handle, and three passenger assist grips with dampers. The six-speaker audio system is an AM/FM/CD/Sirius satellite compatible player with a digital clock, automatic level control, and roof-mounted radio antenna.
The i Sport model has a titanium-colored window switch panel, electronic lockout protection, and anti-theft alarm system. The s Sport model has an eight-way power driver seat with manual lumbar, sport type instrument panel trim insert and includes the features of the i Sport as well. The Grand Touring i and s models include leather-trimmed and heated reclining front bucket seats, and electroluminescent gauges with red nighttime illumination. These models also include the features of the s sport and i sport models. The audio system is a 200-watt Bose four full range door-mounted speaker system with two tweeter speakers, an amplified subwoofer, and AM/FM six disc CD changer player with a digital clock. The optional features include the eight-way power driver seat, anti-theft alarm system, the Bose audio, and moonroof package. Dealer-installed options include a cargo net, cargo tray with optional organizer, all-weather floor mats, and auto-dimming mirror with compass and optional Homelink system.
Performance & Handling
The 2005 MAZDA6 comes with a 2.3-liter, inline four-cylinder engine or a three-liter, V-6 engine. The 2.3-liter engine is rated at 160 horsepower, which provides for 155 lb-ft of torque. The three-liter engine is rated at 220 horsepower, which provides for 192 lb-ft of torque. The transmission choices are a five-speed manual, a four-speed automatic, or a six-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, which includes a traction control system, an independent double wishbone front suspension, independent E-type multi-link rear suspension with shock absorbers, and coil springs and stabilizer bars on the front and rear. The steering is a power rack and pinion type with engine-speed-sensing variable assistance. The brakes are power ventilated for the front and solid disc brakes for the rear.
The 2005 MAZDA6 comes with the standard anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution, driver and front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system dual action inflator with crash zone, and driver seat position and front passenger weight sensors. The rear doors have child-safety locks, and the trunk has an emergency release system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mazda MAZDA6 s Sport: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Mazda MAZDA6 s Grand Touring: 17/25 mpg city/highway
Mazda MAZDA6 i Grand Touring: 20/26 mpg city/highway
Mazda MAZDA6 i/i Sport: 21/28 mpg city/highway
- Fun to drive
You Won't Like
- Limited interior rear seat room
Comes with many interior and exterior features and average safety ratings.
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