The 2018 Mazda6 with its all-new engine offering will undercut the Honda Accord's up-powered offering and start at just $30,090 including destination charges.There seems to be a bit of a performance renaissance in the midsize affordable sedan market and Mazda has timed its entry just right.
The new Mazda6 Grand Touring comes with the new 2.5T turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Capable of generating 310 lb-ft of torque, this engine has quite a bit of twist. We expect the horsepower rating to ring it at about 227. The new Accord 2.0T generates less torque at 273 lb-ft, but a bit more power at 252. The Accord Sport 2.0T starts at $31,200 including destination.
Mazda will also offer two additional steps up from the Grand Touring. The Grand Touring reserve, at $32,590 will offer the following content:
- Black or Parchment leather-trimmed seats
- A windshield-projected Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition
- An eight-way power driver’s seat, six-way power front passenger’s seat
- Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
-Brilliant silver alloy wheels,
- Rear lip spoiler
- Windshield wipers de-icer,
- Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
- Heated rear seats
- A Heated steering wheel.
The Mazda6 Signature at $ 35,640 is the top trim, and features Parchment or Deep Chestnut Nappa leather seating surfaces, Japanese Sen wood interior accents, gilded UltraSuede® NU whose coloring was inspired by Japanese kimonos, a new 360⁰ View Monitor, front and rear parking sensors, a seven-inch TFT reconfigurable gauge display, frameless rearview mirror and a gunmetal-colored grille.
Look for the new Mazda6 to appear at dealers in April.