2012 Mazda Mazda6  -  $21,275


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,275
Base Invoice: $20,138
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Great ride and handling; fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine; class-leading acceleration with V6; top safety; standout technology


Model Highlights

The Mazda6 comes in two different model lines, designated by their respective engines. Economy-minded "i" models get a 170-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while sportier "s" models come with a 272-hp, 3.7L V6.

The base 4-cylinder comes with plenty of power to move the Mazda6 quickly in almost all driving conditions, but the V6 brings truly authoritative performance and the smooth character of a luxury sedan; Mazda says that it's the most powerful V6 in its class. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional on the 4-cylinder version, while all V6 models come with a 6-speed automatic. Both automatic transmissions come with a manual shift mode and have adaptive shift control.

The Mazda6 has a relatively firm ride, and compared to most other mid-size sedans it has very responsive handling, while also permitting a very tight turning circle for easier parking. Interior space is vast, with enough headroom and legroom in the back seat for all but the largest adults despite the sportier, rakish styling. Trunk space is the largest in the mid-size sedan class, according to Mazda, at 16.6 cubic feet, and the rear seatbacks fold forward.

Fuel economy estimates are up to 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway with the automatic transmission and 4-cylinder engine, and 17 mpg city /25 highway for the V6.

The base Mazda6 i is one of the lowest-priced mid-size sedans and includes air conditioning, power locks and windows, a tilt/telescope steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver's seat and split folding rear seat, among other features. Safety equipment on all models of the 6 includes front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Bumpers are rather tall for a sedan, to help reduce minor parking lot damage from taller SUVs.

The Mazda6 i Sport adds keyless entry, cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted controls, while the i Touring includes a CD changer, leather trim, fog lamps, a power driver's seat and larger 17-inch alloy wheels. V6 s Touring and s Grand Touring models add extras like dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and a Bose Centerpoint surround-sound system, plus showier 18-inch wheels. A Tech Package adds a push-button start system and advanced keyless entry, along with a multi-information display.


Model News

The mid-size Mazda6 sedan is unchanged for 2012.


Value Writeup

The previous version of the Mazda6 was already established as a fun-to-drive mid-size sedan. When the new, revised model went on sale in 2009, Mazda made the 6 especially spacious and safe, making the interior more luxurious and adding some new tech features.

The automaker says the Mazda6 is the only car in its class to achieve top 5-star results in all five tests from the federal government. The Mazda6 also has class-leading cargo volume, and according to the manufacturer, the best coefficient of drag in its class, and the tightest turning circle. Additionally, it's the first car in its class to have an optional blind spot monitoring system. The base Mazda6 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission standard and is one of the lowest-priced mid-size sedans in its class, along with providing fuel-efficiency and a high fun-to-drive factor.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
388.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
555.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.9 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
38.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Second Hip Room
55.9 in

Wheelbase
109.8 in

Length, Overall
193.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
62.8 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
16.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3272 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Spare Tire Size
T115/70D16

Front Wheel Size
16.0 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16.0 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16.0 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.93

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 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 -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V114000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 11, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
42,000

Summary
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, through May 2, 2011, and equipped with 2.5L engine. In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure.

Consequence
Negative pressure could cause the fuel tank to crack resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module and inspect and clean the canister vent line. If a web was found in the line, the fuel tank and check valve on canister vent line will be replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall number associated with this campaign is 7214C.

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
17V012000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
85,098

Summary
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of 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 2009 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda6 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of 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." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Mazda is recalling certain 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 sold, or ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mo...

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 front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 7, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0717A.

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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.3%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
During the side barrier test, the side curtain air bag was caught at the B-pillar

2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable valve timing (VVT)

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

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

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

Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes

Chrome exhaust finishers

16" x 6.5" steel wheels

P205/65HR16 all-season tires

16" x 4.0" temporary spare wheel

T115/70D16 temporary spare tire

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Body-color grille

Halogen headlights -inc: auto shutoff, clear housings

Silver trimmed rear sport type taillights

Green tinted glass windshield w/sunshade

Body-color pwr mirrors

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, digital clock

Aux audio input jack

SIRIUS satellite radio compatible audio system

In-glass rear window radio antenna

Cloth seat trim -inc: cloth door trim panels

Front bucket seats

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

Front/rear carpeted floor mats & cargo mat

Black scuff plates

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & cruise 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

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

Pwr windows -inc: driver 1-touch up/down, cancel switch

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless illuminated entry

(2) retractable keys

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

Cruise control

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defogger

Demisters -inc: front side windows

Lockable illuminated glove compartment

(2) front & (2) rear cupholders

Coin holder

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Front door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Manual day/night rearview mirror

(3) passenger assist grips

Overhead sunglass holder

Sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding extensions

Front map lights

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

Driver/front passenger seatback storage pocket

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

Traction control system (TCS)

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Dual front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)

Front side-impact airbags supplemental restraint system

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Passenger airbag cutoff switch

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

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Triple-H body construction

Foldaway brake pedal assembly

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$0

 
INGOT SILVER
$0

 
POLISHED SLATE
$0

 
FIREGLOW RED
$200

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
ALUMINUM FUEL-FILLER DOOR
$125

 
FOG LIGHTS
$360

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/COMPASS, HOMELINK
$295

 
STAINLESS STEEL REAR BUMPER GUARD
$100

 
REAR WING SPOILER
$435

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$100


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