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1995 Mazda MX-6 Review
A reliable compact coupe.
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Mazda puts out the 1995 Mazda MX6 as a mechanical twin of the Ford Probe with different badging and amenities. It is not a sport coupe, but merely a compact coupe with sporty appearance. While it is reliable and well-stocked with creature comforts and amenities, it lacks in performance capabilities and safety features.
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Mazda MX6, Mazda MX6 LS
The 1995 Mazda MX6 sees no updates for the 1995 model year.
The outside of the 1995 Mazda MX6 bears resemblance to the lines of some Porsches, but is far from as refined. The rear greenhouse is long and sloping down to a very short trunk with an optional spoiler. The front windshield is quite upright compared to the rear slope, giving the greenhouse a very uneven appearance. The front end is curved down and rounds off. The headlights are wide, and the hood bulges above the wheels on both sides. Overall, the MX6 is impressive from the front but lopsided from the side.
The 1995 Mazda MX6 base model and the LS come with a well-appointed interior. The base model comes with power locks, windows, and mirrors. Cruise control, tinted glass, and an AM/FM/Cassette audio system are also standard. Air-conditioning and a power sunroof are available features. All of this is standard on the LS, along with leather steering wheel trim. Leather seating is available on the LS model. There is plenty of room in the front, although the rear seats are not a good fit for full-grown adults. The seats are sturdy and supportive but not the most comfortable, and the ride is a bit on the bumpy side. Plenty of glass allows for good driver visibility.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Mazda MX6 is a sporty coupe, but it is far from a sport coupe. The basic model has an underpowered engine putting out only 118 horsepower while the LS with a V-6 engine can at least produce 164 horsepower. The power of the LS allows it to live up to its appearance and marketing off the line and on the highway. The base model is slow off the line and is merely average on the highway, capable of cruising comfortably but not good at going up hills with a full trunk and passenger cabin. The suspension and steering are capable but nothing spectacular.
The 1995 Mazda MX6 comes with driver and passenger front airbags on both models as standard equipment. Both models have available four-wheel anti-lock brakes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mazda MX6, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, five-speed manual: 23/31 mpg city/highway
Mazda MX6, 2.5-liter V-6, four-speed automatic: 18/24 mpg city/highway
Mazda MX6, 2.5-liter V-6, five-speed manual: 18/24 mpg city/highway
- Good fuel economy
- History of reliability
- Quality interior with good room
You Won't Like
- Lack of safety features
- Mediocre performance
A reliable compact coupe.
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