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2009 Mazda MAZDA6 Review

A great sedan for tall people who need a lot of trunk space.

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The 2009 Mazda MAZDA6, with a larger four-cylinder engine, was redesigned to give more power and speed to the vehicle. The 272-hp and a V-6 engine certainly make it a more powerful vehicle. It comes with better handling and safety features and more attractive interiors as well.

The Range

Body Styles: Sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter, 3.7-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual, automatic
Models: MAZDA6 i SV, MAZDA6 i Sport, MAZDA6 i Touring, MAZDA6 i Grand Touring, MAZDA6 s Sport, MAZDA6 s Touring, MAZDA6 s Grand Touring

What's New

The 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 is well redesigned and comes with easier handling. The 2009 MAZDA6 also is larger in size, including the interior, and adds better acceleration. The hatchback and wagon bodies are dropped, and the 2009 edition only comes in the sedan body.


The exterior of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 is larger, with an additional 6.9 inches in length and 2.3 inches in width. It has attractive 16-inch steel wheels fitted with P205-65R H all-season tires. It stands well, with a ground clearance of 5.1 inches and a width of 72.4 inches, a height of 57.9 inches, which all stand on a wheel base of 109.8 inches. Mazda also increases the size of the trunk, with now a total cargo space of 16.6 cubic feet.


The interior of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 is also well developed for the 2009 edition, which comes with height adjustable driver seats, front bucket seats, and the interior upholstery comes in cloth materials. All these features put together make this car more appealing to the eye.

It has reasonable interior space in the front with 39.4 inches headroom, and 42.5 inches legroom. The rear room is reasonable, too, with armrests that fold in the center with storage, and a split folding rear seat, which enables the user to increase the cargo room when there are no passengers in the rear. It comes with 37.3 inches of headroom and 38 inches of legroom in the rear.

Comfort and convenience features in the 2009 edition include power steering, mirrors, doors and windows, and plenty of storage. There is a front console with storage, cup holders in the front and in the rear, front door storage pockets, front seat back storage, and air-conditioning to keep the interior as warm or cool as the user desires.

For owners looking to have an even better stereo system than the standard six-speaker CD stereo system, the Grand Touring model has additional options, such as an in-dash six-CD changer and satellite radio.

Performance & Handling

The 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 comes with either a 2.5-liter base engine emitting 170 hp rpm horsepower and 167 ft-lb of torque, or a 3.7-liter V6. It has a six-speed, manual transmission, front-wheel drive engine with four wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front suspension, and a front and rear stabilizer bar; all systems to ensure you have a safe and smooth ride. A five-speed automatic transmission is optional on all but the i SV model.


The 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 safety equipment includes modern systems that ensure the protection of the passenger while in regular motion and in the event of a collision. It comes fitted with traction and stopping technology to enhance safety, including a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS). It has ventilated front disc and solid rear disk brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, stability and traction control, and engine immobilizer technology as a standard.

Child seat anchors are fitted in the rear seat and standard is child safety locking rear doors, with occupant sensing deactivation system in place to protect a child, teenager, or small-bodied adult from airbag injuries.

It comes with front- and rear-seat airbags, as well as side-mounted airbags that protect vehicle occupants in the event of a side impact or if the vehicle rolls. All headrests are adjustable and are fitted with head restraint whiplash protection. This year’s model also comes fitted with an emergency trunk release from the interior which means the vehicle occupants can use the trunk as an emergency exit in the event of an impact.

EPA Fuel Economy

MAZDA6 i SV: 20/29 mpg city/highway
MAZDA6 i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring: 21/30 mpg city/highway
MAZDA6 s Touring, s Grand Touring: 17/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • The larger and refined interior
  • More engine power
  • Better maneuverability on the road

    You Won't Like

    • The loud engine noise
    • The poor fuel efficiency

    Sum Up

    A great sedan for tall people who need a lot of trunk space.

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