Mazda has released pricing information on the Mazda6, a midsize sedan known for its communicative steering, good looks, and sporty ride. The Mazda6 will be offered in three trim levels, the i sport starts at $20,880 with a manual. The i touring starts at $24,495 when fitted with an automatic, the i grand touring starts at $29,495 when fitted with an automatic.
The car comes with two engine options, a skyaktiv 2.5 liter 4 cylinder producing 184 hp and 185 lb-ft. Alternatively, buyers can choose a 2.2 liter diesel engine, though pricing and performance figures for this engine have not yet been released.
The Mazda6 is capable of achieving 38 mpg highway, and 29 mpg city. These figures are projected by Mazda and have not yet been confirmed via independent testing.
The Mazda i touring comes with a new piece of safety technology called Smart City Break Support (SCBS) that anticipates a collision thanks to lasers positioned in the front bumper. If the car deems a collision is imminent it will first decrease the amount of brake travel necessary to apply full braking force, and if the drive fails to apply the breaks, the car can apply them independently.
Styling wise, the Mazda6 has received modest changes compared to the previous generation car. A new larger grill adds horizontal grill blades, new front LED headlamps flow into the reworked grill. In the rear, a piece of chrome has been added between the rear taillights. The new design gives the 111 inch car a .26 coefficient of drag, which helps to contribute to its high mpg rating.
The 2014 Mazda6 is in showrooms now.