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2010 Mazda MAZDA6 Review

Sporty, fun, and full of features

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview
The midsized 2010 Mazda6 offers the vehicle buyer plenty for their money. The Mazda6's cabin is impeccable; it has superior handling, and it has loads of amenities to offer. The most recent model of the Mazda6 entered the 2009 market. The sedan sports superior on the road manners and exceptional handling too.

Under the hood, the car has a 2.5-Liter, Four cylinder, 170 horsepower engine with 137 ft-lbs of torque. The car is also sold with the option of getting a 3.7 Liter V-6 engine with 272 horsepower and 269 ft-lbs of torque. The latter motor is married to a six-speed manual tranny in the standard configuration. Either variant delivers outstanding fuel efficiency and equally satisfying responsiveness.

The car's interior has features like a navigation system in addition to Bluetooth options. This vehicle is a leader in its class. It has cargo space equaling 16.6 cubic feet in the vehicle's rear. If more space is needed the car buyer can opt for a 60-40 split folding seat layout. The Mazda6 is a great selection for comfort, speed, and exceptional handling.

The Range

Bodystyles: Sedan
Engines: 2.5L I-4, 3.7L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Models: Mazda6 i (SV, Sport, Touring, Touring Plus, Grand Touring), Mazda6 s (Touring Plus, Grand Touring)

What's New

For 2010 the Mazda6 includes minor changes to its available packages, plus adds the Touring Plus trim level to the "i" and "s" models. That trim gets all the standard Touring features, plus a power moonroof and ground illumination. There is also a new Technology package for the Grand Touring trim.

Exterior

The 2010 Mazda6's exterior is an attractive combination of curvy lines and sharp edges. Mazda's brand face is distinct on the 6, taking much from the RX-8 with its muscular front shoulders and sleek projector headlamps.

Interior

The Mazda6 interior is modern and inviting with its T-shaped instrument panel and upscale materials. Blacked-out round instrument faces with bright metallic numbers and needles add a striking element to the cabin.

Performance & Handling

The 2010 Mazda6 is an entertaining to drive with either powerplant under the hood, but if you want to scoot, your best bet is the 3.7-liter, which moves the Mazda sedan out with authority. That said, the 2.5-liter mated to Mazda's brilliant six-speed manual is fun in its own right, allowing full control of engine speed.

Safety

Driver and passenger front/side airbags are standard for the Mazda6, as are side curtain airbags. An anti-lock brake system (ABS), dynamic stability control, and a collapsable brake pedal assembly further protect passengers.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mazda6 (2.5L): 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway (manual); 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway (automatic)
Mazda6 (3.7L): 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway

You'll Like

  • Fun handling
  • Responsive engines
  • Long standard features list
  • Attractive Mazda styling Roomy, modern interior

You Won't Like

  • Quirky automatic
  • No manual with 3.7-liter engine

Sum Up

Sporty, fun, and full of features

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