Mazda 6 Review
The Japanese automobile manufacturing company, Mazda started in the year 1920, has been the symbol of elegance and power due to its continuous production of innovative vehicles. With its unconventional designing and highly responsive engines equipped under the hood, Mazda 6 has received huge popularity in most of the auto markets. The third generation of this vehicle available in sedan and wagon body type is stylish, insightful and spirited designed to grab attention of maximum buyers in the country.
Engine, mileage & variants
In Philippines auto market, the New Mazda 6 is made available in 2 body styles – Sedan and Wagon that accommodates SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission with a 2.5-litre engine. This engine unit is in-lined 4 cylinder, 16-valves and DOHC that enables the vehicle to churn out maximum power output of 188 PS at 5700 rpm along with the peak torque of about 250 Nm at 3250 rpm. Also, this engine can boost the vehicle to 100 kmph from standstill position in just 8.5 seconds, while the top speed remains as 220 kmph. Employed with advance SKYACTIV technology, both the trims/body styles offer a decent mileage of 12.2 kmpl.
Mazda 6 is characterized by pretentious or showy display or in short you can say, a design to impress. Its ostentatious appearance is a result of refined engineering applied on the tough body that never go unnoticed. Enhancing its aerodynamic structure with flowing character lines the vehicle has been precisely made in appropriate dimensions. 4865 mm x 1840 mm x 1450 mm are proportions defined for sedan and 4805 mm x 1840 mm x 1480 mm (L X W X H) for wagon. The standard wheelbase for the same counts as 2830 mm and 2750 mm, respectively for both the trims. The body coloured door handles and chrome finished window sills, propose a coupe persona for its side profile. Furthermore, the aluminium finished wheels anchored with this sedan comprises the 19-inch of rim size, with tire size 225/45 R19.
Mazda 6 looks classy with its exterior as well as interior layout. You get comfortable seats covered with high quality fabric that gives a pleasurable experience to the passengers. Dual zone air conditioning system with second row venting offers a soothing atmosphere even at harsh climate. Ergonomically arranged controls and stylishly designed dashboard increases the driving pleasure of the driver. To store your belongings, the cabin is provided with 419-litres of boot space. Apart from that, you can enjoy your long journeys with the employed infotainment system featuring radio, CD and MP3 player, along with USB and AUX-in ports for your convenience. The 3-spoke steering wheel comes employed with multi-function controls enable you to operate the system without letting your hands off the steering wheel.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
For consistent braking response even at high speeds and at right time, ventilated disc brakes for the front pair of wheels and solid disc brakes for the rear comes fitted in Mazda 6. The SKYACTIV-CHASSIS of this sedan is supported by independent MacPherson suspension coupled at the front axle and independent multi-link suspension at the rear giving a stable and comfortable handling at the uneven road conditions. Furthermore, to boost up its active braking system, Mazda 6 is provided with anti-lock braking system alongwith electronic brakeforce distribution to improve the vehicle’s stability. Other standard safety features includes ISOFIX attachment, active airbag system, immobilizer and burglar alarm.
Mazda 6 looks compelling at first look and showcases captivating interiors wherein you can sit for prolonged hours without thinking much. But the reliability factor and firm ride at high speed might disappoint its users.