The 1996 Mazda Millenia brings many great standard features to the table including bucket seats, cruise control, power driver’s seat, power locks and windows, alloy wheels, and much more available in all models. Originally slated to be called the Amati, Mazda’s line of luxury class vehicles, it grew out of these preliminary designs. As a four-door sedan built with an economy of style, it does have a distinctive front end design. While it’s in stiff competition with its competitors, the Millenia’s performance, price, and great standard features put it in class of its own.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter six-cylinder, 2.3-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Mazda Millenia, Mazda Millenia L, Mazda Millenia S
For 1996, the Mazda Millenia S is equipped with new bright-finish alloy wheels.
The styling of the rest of the 1996 Mazda Millenia is that of a standard sedan, designed with a distinctively sporty front. It is equipped with 15-inch wheels, a lighted entry system, and tinted glass.
The 1996 Mazda Millenia comes with many standard features, including a center console, air-conditioning with automatic climate control, leather steering wheel trim, power windows and door locks, an AM/FM/cassette audio system, driver and passenger front airbags, power heated mirrors, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, and a power driver’s seat. The L model comes with more luxury standard features than the base model. Equipped with leather seating, a power moonroof, leather shift knob trim, excellent upgrades, such as a Bose audio system and special factory paint, are available as well.
The S model comes with all the standard upgrades that the L model comes with, as well as larger 16-inch wheels and traction control for better handling.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Mazda Millenia base model and L model come equipped with a 2.5-liter V-6. Designed for better performance, the S model comes equipped with a powerful and sporty Miller-cycle 2.3-liter V-6 with supercharger that can run up to 210 horsepower. Handling and braking are smooth and efficient. Shifting during hard acceleration can be rough, though.
An economical choice among other luxury sedans in its class, the 1996 Mazda Millenia can be equipped with traction control for even better handling.
Safety features for the 1996 Mazda Millenia include four-wheel anti-lock brake systems (ABS), fog lights, an anti-theft alarm system, and driver and passenger front airbags.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mazda Millenia: 18/24 mpg city/highway
- Many luxury standard features
- Shifting is not smooth
You Won't Like
- Repairs can be costly
- Poor resale value
- Powerful engine
Affordable luxury and economy of design.
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