2017 Mazda Mazda6 Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.5 of 5.0
28 Aug 2016

The 2017 Mazda6 has been on the market since 2002, but it has only recently become a game changer. Many people liked the newly designed sedan because of its fresh and modern new look, which made it a real head turner. The Mazda6 has been slightly modified for the model year 2016-2017 to help it stay current. Certainly a requirement in the current flood of aesthetic high rollers. Although the Mazda6 does not steal the show, it is undeniably a great looking car with a more than adequate driving experience.

Exterior design

Let’s start with the car’s front end. Here we can see headlights that are a little rounder than the previous ones, giving the car a friendlier approach. The grille is wider, taller, and more mature all around. The lower fascia is also rounder and more subtle. The fog lights are now surrounded by a chrome triangular outline.

There haven’t been as many changes made to the back of the car. The taillights are wider and narrower, but that is the only noticeable difference.

Two new body colors have been added to the available color palette, bringing the total to nine. The standard wheels were given a darker paint job as well as a glitter treatment.

Interior design

The interior of the 2017 Mazda6 has seen more visible changes. The dashboard has been completely redesigned and includes new features such as a freestanding 7-inch LCD display. The gear shift has been refinished, and there is a rotary knob below to control some of the car’s functions.

The center console has been reorganized and now appears much calmer. The Premium Package is available for 2017 Grand Touring models. As a result, the seating is Nappa leather with contrasting stitching. A heated steering wheel with traditional Japanese chidori stitching, heated backseats, and metallic touches are also included throughout the cabin.

The interior of the 2017 Mazda6 has been soundproofed by improving door seals and panels. In addition, sound insulation materials have been added to the car’s bottom, sides, and back. The front window has been thickened to block out more outside noise.

Engine specs

The 2.5 liter Skyactiv-G four cylinder engine is available on the 2017 Mazda6, with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine will be capable of producing 184 horsepower. The automatic transmission is standard on the Touring and Grand Touring models, while the manual transmission is standard on the Sport model.

The 2017 Mazda6 is available in Europe with three Skyactiv gasoline engines. The Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter engine is available with 145 and 165 horsepower. Also included is a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine with 192 horsepower. Finally, there are two diesel engines: a 150 horsepower Skyactiv-D 2.2 liter and a 175 horsepower Skyactiv-D 2.2 liter. Transmissions are available in both automatic and manual modes.

The i-ELOOP system is available as an option on the 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring. This system generates electricity from the energy released during braking and stores it in a battery. Then it can power the headlights, music system, and climate control. This system has a huge impact on fuel efficiency.

G-Vectoring Control is new on the 2017 Mazda6 models. This improves control over every powering segment of the vehicle and serves as a stabilizing factor. The need for steering corrections is greatly reduced, resulting in a more comfortable and calm driving experience.

Tech specs

The 2017 Mazda6 includes an active driving display, Mazda Connect with internet connectivity, and the i-Activesense safety package as standard equipment. Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keeping Assist, and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring are optional safety features on the 2017 model.

Price and sale date

The 2016 Mazda6 is already available for purchase. However, for 2017, the Mazda6 will be available at car dealerships in the United States in September of 2016. Prices will range from $21,945 for the base Sport to $30,695 for the Grand Touring.