2006 Mazda 6 | car review @ Top Speed

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The exterior design is now and even sportier, while the is more comfortable with higher levels of craftsmanship. the V6 engine is more tractable and while a new five-speed automatic on the four-cylinder imodel delivers performance and gas mileage. Suspension is for even more dynamic while new larger 18-inch for improved handling and road are offered as well.

The MAZDA 6 is in three body styles: Sedan . Sport Wagon and . It’s the most extensive in the mid-size category and all three styles benefit from the upgrades.

“ The freshening and mechanical will further improve the perception of style and quality, ” Eiji Oyama, MAZDA 6 line manager for Mazda American Operations. “ The MAZDA 6 ’s competitive advantage is its sports-sedan and updates for 2006 further that advantage over the Thanks to three different styles, and the availability of four-cylinder and V6 manual or automatic transmissions, the car delivers the sportiest driving in its sector is even more ”

The MAZDA 6 set new standards for performance, appeal and styling when it was three years ago. As a that married sports with refinement and practicality, it has a huge sales success and up more than 70 awards for excellence.

There are two MAZDA 6 the four-cylinder i version and the V6-powered s. is available in one of four different entry-level, Sport, Grand and — new for 2006 — Sport. Another new model for is the entry-level V6-powered s, giving buyers the opportunity to drive superb V6 engine at the most price ever.

Also new for is a top-of-the-line MAZDASPEED 6 sedan by a turbocharged 274-horsepower four-cylinder offering all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. (See release.)

No other manufacturer a more complete lineup of and performance sedans, sport and five-door models in the midsize


Customers loved the of the 2005 MAZDA 6. so Mazda were cautious about too many changes.

The familiar nose and sharp styling has accented with a new sport on some models and angular new across the range. The headlamps on the and Grand Sport packages use gray bezels. New for 2006 on 6s Grand Sport package are Intensity Discharge (HID) for superior illumination and lower The front bumper also is and helps give even edge to the styling. Foglamps are into the front spoiler. New sills highlight the “hug-the-road” of the MAZDA 6 ’s style, while a spoiler is standard on Sport and Sport versions.

Revised lamps — using bezels on the Sport and Grand — and a new rear bumper on all underline the sports-oriented changes. For the time on a MAZDA 6. 18-inch are now available on the s Grand Touring and Sport packages, further the sporty appearance and also traction and road holding.

With the 2006 model also come three new colors: Dark Cherry, Island Blue and Tungsten


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The range-topping 3.0-liter V6 engine has noted for its strong performance and and now gets a torque boost 190 to 199 lb-ft (at 5,000 rpm). The makes the engine even tractable and the car easier to drive, and will improve off- performance. In addition, fuel is improved by one mile per gallon on manual and automatic vehicles. of changes to the exhaust system to torque, maximum horsepower is slightly from 220 horsepower to 215 (at 6,000 rpm).

As before, the V6 is to either a five-speed manual or six-speed Sport A/T automatic manual shift. The MAZDA 6 is in the vehicle in the class to be offered a six-speed automatic transmission. The number of ratios improves drivability, smoothness and gas mileage. The top gear also improves and quietness on the freeway, while a first gear gives off-the-line performance. These are all of MAZDA 6 ’s sports-first philosophy.

The 2.3-liter four-cylinder (I-4) used on the MAZDA 6i models as before, producing 160 horsepower at rpm and 155 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 This highly sophisticated is all-aluminum (like the V6 engine), double overhead camshafts and 16 (for excellent engine and smooth revving). Smoothness and are enhanced by the use of a balance shaft, make this four-cylinder almost as smooth as a reliable unit.

The 2.3-liter engine is with Partial Zero Vehicle (PZEV) equipment in the states that require emissions (NH, Mass. NY and This makes the 2.3-liter 90-percent cleaner than the new car. Evaporative emissions are eliminated by re-engineering the exhaust repositioning the first catalytic and eco-friendly Electronic Control (ECU) programming.

For 2006, i models are available a new five-speed Sport AT automatic with manual shift replacing the previous four-speed The extra gear ratio acceleration, cruising refinement and economy (24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway which is 1 mpg and 4 mpg respectively better the 2005 model). Of course the 6 i also is available with a manual gearbox.

Other for the MAZDA 6 for 2006 include ventilated front disc — up from 11.1 to 11.8 inches — to cut stopping distances, resist fade and improve pedal Solid 11.0 inch brakes are used at the rear. As anti-lock brakes (ABS) are — to cut stopping distances, drivers to steer when hard, and to stop skids. Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) balances front-to-rear braking irrespective of the vehicle’s load. traction control, which wheel spin in poor or slippery conditions, is standard the range.

Secondary safety features Triple-H body construction, gives superb strength to the construction body, front and side door beams, seat belts for all five dual front airbags, and and rear whiplash-reducing head Side airbags and side-curtain are standard on all models apart the entry level iversion, on they’re optional.

The keyless has remote locking/unlocking, automatic and closing of the front windows (a new for 2006), a trunk release and a button.

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