2008 Mazda Mazda6  -  $19,810


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,810
Base Invoice: $18,375
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT)

Model Highlights

The sporty 2008 Mazda6 comes in two body styles--sedan and five-door hatch--and with two different engines that cover a range from economy to high-performance.

The five-door model especially stands out from most mid-size sedans. It offers a gently sloped rear hatchback design that combines with folding rear seats, cargo tie-downs, and very wide cargo opening, to allow some of the benefits of a wagon in a sleeker and sportier package.

There are also two additional hidden compartments in the side panels of the cargo area on the five-door. In all, it has 22 cubic feet of cargo space, nearly 50 percent more than the sedan.

The i trim models come standard with the base 2.3L four-cylinder engine, which makes 156 horsepower. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission. The S models step up to a 3.0L V6 engine that makes 212 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The Mazda6 has a double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear setup for a good ride and sharp sport-sedan handling, along with a variable-assist, quick-ratio steering setup that affords just over two and a half turns, lock-to-lock. Side air bags and side curtain air bags are standard on all Mazda6 models, along with anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD).

Both i and s models are available in Sport VE, Touring, and Grand Touring models. The four-cylinder model is also available in a base Sport trim. The Sport VE model adds alloy wheels, a power driver's seat, a body kit, a six-disc CD changer, leather trim inside, and other appearance extras outside to the base trim.

The Touring model brings the engine upgrade, heated mirrors, heated front seats, leather seats and a seven-speaker stereo. Grand Touring models include W-rated low-profile tires, power moonroof, rear spoiler, HID headlights, fog lamps, and leather upholstery and automatic climate control.

Options are limited to a moonroof and a navigation system.


Pros

Unique five-door body style; sporty performance.


Model News

The Mazda6 wagon is no longer offered for 2008, nor is the MAZDASPEED variant. Standard wheels have been upgraded to 17-inch alloys, and a tire pressure monitoring system is now standard equipment. The Touring trim now includes an alarm system and a seven-speaker stereo with subwoofer, and the standard transmission is now an automatic.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Mazda6 is one of the sportiest mid-size sedans on the market, and available in a wide range of prices and equipment levels. In its most basic form, the Mazda6 makes an economical yet fun-to-drive sedan. The unique five-door model provides an alternative for those who can't decide between a sporty sedan and the utility of a wagon. A 3.0L V6 is available on the S models and is available with a six-speed automatic transmission, which is a class-exclusive pairing.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
378.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
522.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.3L/138

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
36.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Second Hip Room
54.1 in

Wheelbase
105.3 in

Length, Overall
186.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
56.7 in

Track Width, Front
60.2 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3093 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-Type

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17

Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16

Front Wheel Size
17.0 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17.0 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16.0 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.54

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V412000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 08, 2008

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
7200

Summary
MAZDA IS RECALLING 7,200 MY 2007-2008 MAZDA6 VEHICLES WITH CALIFORNIA EMISSION SPECIFICATIONS. THE METAL FUEL TANKS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY HAVE HAD THE PVC PROTECTIVE COATING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FUEL TANK DAMAGED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS WHICH MAY RESULT IN REDUCED CORROSION RESISTANCE.

Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO PERFORATION OF THE FUEL TANK, CAUSING FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BOTTOM SURFACE OF THE FUEL TANK FOR DAMAGE TO THE PROTECTIVE COATING AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIR THE COATING OR REPLACE THE FUEL TANK. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION 2.

MAZDA RECALL NO. 5008H. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E011000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 31, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
2323

Summary
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Consequence
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO THULE AFTERMARKET ROOF MOUNTED LOAD CARRIERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V869000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 23, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
366,886

Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2002, to May 5, 2008, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to June 29, 2007, and a limited production of model year 2004 RX-8 vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, to June 30, 2003. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's frontal air bag with a new one, free of charge. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9015L. Note: This recall supersedes recalls 13V-130 and 14V-362 in their entirety. This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-773 in that model year 2003-2006 Mazda6 vehicles covered by that recall are now covered by this campaign.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V354000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
495,348

Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2011 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6, and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RX-8, 2004-2006 MPV, 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2004 Mazda RX-8 and MPV, 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles originally s...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9416E.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT)

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Traction Control System (TCS)

Front wheel drive

Triple-H body construction

Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/coil springs

Independent E-type multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Front/rear gas shocks

P215/50VR17 all-season tires

T115/70D16 temporary spare tire

17" x 7.0" alloy wheels

16" x 4.0" temporary spare wheel

Pwr rack & pinion steering w/engine speed-sensing variable assist

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Single exhaust w/dual outlets

Front/rear body-color sport-type bumpers & side moldings

Front mud guards

Chrome front grille w/black mesh

Halogen headlights-inc: auto shutoff, clear housings

Windshield w/green-tinted glass & sunshade

Body-color pwr mirrors

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Cloth seat trim-inc: cloth door trim panels

Reclining front bucket seats-inc: height adjustable active headrests

Manual driver seat height adjustment

60/40 split bench fold-down rear seat-inc: fold-flat remote operation, headrests

Center console armrest w/dual covered storage compartments

Rear seat center armrest w/(2) cupholders

Carpeted floor mats

Color-keyed scuff plates

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/cruise & audio mounted controls

Black gauges w/white lettering, red nighttime illumination

Center instrument panel display-inc: clock, audio, A/C, outside temp

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers

Tire pressure monitoring system

Warning lights-inc: air bags, battery charge, check engine, door ajar, high-beam, low fuel, oil pressure, parking brake, seat belts

Cruise control

Pwr windows-inc: front 1-touch down, cancel switch, global close, key-activated remote front up/down

Dark gray pwr window switch panel

Double action pwr door locks

Remote keyless illuminated entry w/trunk lid release

Remote release-inc: trunk, fuel-filler door, hood

Engine immobilizer system

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: digital clock, (6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio compatible audio system (requires additional hardware)

Roof-mounted radio antenna

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defogger

Front side window demisters

Lockable illuminated glove compartment

(2) front cupholders

Coin holder

(1) 12-volt pwr outlet

Front door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Manual day/night rearview mirror

(3) passenger assist grips

Overhead sunglass holder

Sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Front/rear map lights

Delayed courtesy lighting-inc: front/rear map, front door lights

Illuminated ignition switch

Driver seatback storage pocket

(2) coat hooks

4-wheel anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)

Front side-impact air bags supplemental restraint system

Front/rear side curtain air bags

Occupant detection system for passenger side air bag

3-point seat belts for all positions

Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat child safety seat lower anchors & upper tethers (LATCH)

Emergency trunk release

Traction control system (TCS)

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Crushable brake & accelerator pedal assembly

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CAL EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$100

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
CHROME APPEARANCE PKG
$350

 
CASSETTE PLAYER
$200

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$500

 
CARGO NET
$40

 
CARGO TRAY
$50

 
CARGO TRAY & ORGANIZER
$150

 
COLOR-KEYED DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$100

 
PEARL SATIN ALUMINUM FUEL-FILLER DOOR
$100

 
BRIGHT CHROME ALUMINUM FUEL-FILLER DOOR
$100

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$78

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/COMPASS
$200

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$275

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$420

 
REAR WING SPOILER
$325

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
SPORT GRILLE
$100

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

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