NEW FOR 2013:
– Minor fuel economy improvements.
– Bronzed Black exterior paint and Beige Cloth interior discontinued.
Entering its last year of production for the second generation, changes to the Mazda6 midsize sedan are even more minimal than in 2012, consisting of minor improvements to fuel economy and the deletion of paint and colour options.
The Mazda6 is available with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission, or with a 3.7-litre V6 with six-speed automatic transmission. Both engines are available in GS or GT trim.
Features on the GS-I4 include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure monitoring system, automatic headlamps, CD/MP3 stereo, Bluetooth with Audio Profile, auxiliary audio input, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, driver’s one-touch up/down window, speed-sensing door locks, keyless entry, cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, floor mats, active front head restraints, anti-theft alarm, and locking illuminated glove compartment.
The GT-I4 adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, bright bumper moulding, xenon headlamps with manual leveling, fog lamps, LED taillights, six-CD/MP3 stereo, sequential welcoming illumination, power sunroof, auto-dimming mirror, garage door opener, eight-way power driver’s seat, heated leather seats, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and electroluminescent gauges.
The GS-V6 is equipped similarly to the GS-I4, but adds dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, LED taillights, chrome dual exhaust, six-CD/MP3 stereo, sequential welcoming illumination, power sunroof, power driver’s seat, and leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.
The GT-V6 adds 18-inch alloy wheels, bright bumper moulding, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, foldable mirrors with integrated turn signals, xenon headlamps with manual leveling, puddle lamps, Bose premium audio system, Sirius satellite radio, rearview camera, Intelligent Key with pushbutton start, auto-dimming mirror, garage door opener, blind spot monitoring system, audio display screen, four-way power passenger seat, driver’s side memory, leather upholstery, and electroluminescent gauges.