The 2018 Mazda 6 is a mid-size sedan offered in 5 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $21,950. For that price, it mainly competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, the Honda Accord, and the Toyota Camry. Between 5 trims, the Mazda 6 offers 2 powertrains. The base engine is a 2.5L Inline-4 capable of making 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-Speed Manual transmission as standard and gets a 6-Speed Automatic transmission optional. If more power is required, there is also a 227 horsepower-making 2.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine coupled with only the 6-Speed Automatic transmission. The same engine offers 250 horsepower with premium fuel.
The Mazda 6 reaches 60 MPH from zero in 7.9 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 6.8 seconds with the 2.5L Turbo inline-4. Depending on the powertrain, the Mazda 6 can manage a combined fuel economy between 26 and 27 MPG. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 8 striking colors the Mazda 6 comes in really pull you towards itself.