The Mazda6 is the midsize sedan entry of Mazda Philippines. Pegged as an executive sedan that you’d want to drive, the Mazda6 has the appeal of a sensual vehicle and the driving traits of a powerful daily driver. It also embodies the brand’s KODO – Soul of Motion design language.
The Mazda6 initially came with just gasoline a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with SkyActiv-G technology. Later on, however, a turbo was added to bump up the power. It would later also receive the option of a diesel powerplant in the form of a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine with SkyActiv-D technology.
The exterior of the Mazda6 features a mesh design grille flanked by two LED adaptive headlights. These headlights are paired together with LED daytime running lights. For features, the Mazda6 has an i-ELOOP system as well as i-STOP. These systems helped the vehicle conserve fuel while in traffic. Other notable features include an 8-inch LCD monitor paired to an 11-speaker Bose sound system.
The Mazda6 formally made its way into our market on April 5, 2013. At the time of launch, it was only available as a sedan and came with a 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine that produces 182 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The engine only came with a 6-speed automatic paired to it.
It was later facelifted and new engine options were added. A diesel Mazda6 joined the lineup in 2016 and in 2019, a new turbocharged 2.5L gasoline engine was added to the lineup, replacing the naturally-aspirated mill of the same displacement.
Platform, Chassis and Powertrain
There are two engine options under the hood of the Mazda6. The first power plant is a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that comes with Mazda’s own SkyActiv-D technology. The other engine option is a 2.5-liter turbo gasoline engine with SkyActiv-G technology. The diesel powerplant makes 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque, while the 2.5-liter turbo gasoline engine makes 227 hp and 420 Nm of torque. Both engine options can be had with a Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Mazda6 Sedan currently utilizes Mazda’s GJ platform and rides on McPherson strut suspension at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear. Stopping power comes from ventilated discs up front and solid discs at the back. All variants of the Mazda6 come with 19-inch wheels wrapped in 225/45 tires.
228 hp, 420 Nm of torque (2.5L Gasoline)
187 hp, 450 Nm of torque (2.2L Diesel)
6-Speed SkyActiv-Drive Automatic
The Mazda6 comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen LCD monitor with two USB ports, DVD capabilities, and Bluetooth. It also comes with an 11-speaker Bose sound system. It also comes with screen mirroring functions that help you connect your phone to the head unit. On top of these features, it also comes with a heads-up display that projects on to the front windshield for better visibility.
The infotainment comes in the form of an 8-inch touchscreen with Mazda Connect. An active driving display is also standard across all variants of the Mazda 6. The gauge cluster comes with a 7-inch TFT display. The infotainment also gets Bluetooth hands-free system. Climate controls are available with a dual-zone option in the front and rear ventilation louvers in the rear. The vehicle also comes equipped with a push to start/stop system.
The Mazda6 features 19-inch wheels wrapped in 225/45 tires. The front of the vehicle shows off its dominant front grille that comes in a mesh design. Moving on to the headlamps, the vehicle comes with LED adaptive headlights with auto on and off. These are paired with LED daytime running lights. The rear combination lamp in the back also gets the LED treatment. All body types of the Mazda6 get an electric glass sunroof and twin exhaust pipes. The side mirrors are keyed to the body color of the vehicle and are both power-folding and power-adjustable.
Seat and trim upholstery in the Mazda6 sedan can be exclusively had in Nappa leather with Senwood accents and in Deep Chestnut color. For seating, the driver’s seats come with an 8-way power-adjustable seat with ventilation along with lumbar support and a memory function. Over on the front passenger side of things, it gets a 6-way power-adjustable seat with ventilation as well. The rear seats come with a 60/40 split configuration and fold-down mechanism with center armrest and two USB ports.
For safety, the Mazda6 comes with six airbags as standard. These are located in front of the driver and front passenger, other airbag locations include side airbags as well as curtain airbags.
The vehicle comes equipped with an ABS system paired with EBD and Dynamic Stability Control. Safety reminders are also present in the form of a seat belt warning lamp. For convenience, a smart keyless entry system is also present and standard across all variants. Added convenience features include front and rear parking sensors, 360-degree view camera, ISOFIX child seat tethers, and child lock protection.
Pros & Cons
What you will like about the Mazda 6 is the fuel economy. Both engine choices will give you the best bang for the buck. The diesel power plant is also something to note as it can easily do 8.8 km/L in the city and 23 km/L on the highway. Whichever engine you choose from, you will be able to utilize its power. Whether it's the 2.2L diesel engine which gives you a wave of torque to ride on, or the smoothness of the gasoline variant.
What you might not like about the vehicle is the use of scratch-prone piano black plastics. The display for the 360-degree camera also needs improvement as the area of display is on the small side. The ride quality is also a bit on the firm side.
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Mazda 6 FAQs
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Is Mazda6 fuel-efficient?
In our reviews, the Mazda6 Diesel is one of the most fuel-efficient sedans you can buy today.
Does the Mazda6 sedan and sports wagon share the same chassis?
The Mazda6 Sports Wagon sits on the same platform as its sedan counterpart. However, the wagon version is longer than the four-door sedan.
Does the Mazda6 have an all-wheel-drive version?
The Mazda6 currently doesn't have an all-wheel-drive version. However, there are reports that an AWD version of the diesel Mazda6 is coming.
Is the Mazda6 available with a diesel?
The Mazda6 sedan in the Philippines has a diesel variant available. It has the same price as the turbocharged gasoline option.
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