Mazda is determined to shed its image of a lesser known Japanese carmaker and grab a bigger share of the market. It is also keen on enhancing brand appeal as is clear from the company’s newest moves. The upcoming 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is an example of this. Showcased at the recently held LA Auto Show the new Mazda 6 gets a revamp that is more than a styling update.
The engine improvements and change in the cabin are praiseworthy. Mazda hopes to race ahead of rivals like Honda and Nina in the home turf while offering the customers a better alternative than GM and Ford models in other markets.
2019 Mazda 6 Inside Look and Equipment
The cabin of upcoming 2019 Mazda 6 is made with quality materials and the craftsmanship is hard to overlook. Seats are now wrapped in better upholstery and they offer a firm support. However, the high-density foam with vibration soaking mechanism ensures you do not experience the bumps and vibrations much.
The newest model 2019 Mazda 6 will be available in three trims. This includes Sport, Touring and Grand Touring variant. The standard and first one Sport variant will come with keyless system entry and push-button start. Also, there will be features like 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, Mazda Connect system, big 7-inch touch-screen, front and rearview camera. For the entertainment, you will get 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/HD Radio system and Bluetooth streaming for phone and audio. This trim comes with manual transmission.
The much more equipment Touring trim comes with leather seats, 19-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, power driver’s seat, blind-spot monitoring and Smart City Brake Support. We must also mention the rear cross-traffic alert that is included in this trim. Top end Signature trim gets plush looking Nappa premium leather Brown seats and more upscale stuff used in the cabin.
Mazda 6 Grand Touring trim
The last one is Grand Touring trim with heated front seats, moonroof, 11-speaker Bose audio system, radar cruise control, perforated leather seats and illuminated grille. This trim will also have a fuel-saving i-Eloop system.
2019 Mazda 6 Soul of Motion Design Language
The upcoming version of Mazda 6 sedan reflects the company’s well-known Soul of Motion design language. It has got a new grille at the front and the Led headlamps ooze sleekness. The new 17 inch-19unch aluminum based wheels also look cool. You get Soul Red Crystal and may other paint choices. You can see similar exterior styling as the popular CX-5 and CX-9 vehicles from the brand. Exterior changes are subtle but they do lend the car a pleasant look eventually.
Like all new Mazda models, the new Mazda 6 sedan gets numerous technological enhancements and safety features embedded. The features include 360-degree View Monitor, 8-inch touch display unit running Mazda Connect infotainment system, windshield wiper de-icer and Radar based Cruise Control.
The new version of Mazda Connect infotainment is sleeker and touch response is way faster than what is present in the earlier version. The new surround view camera system and also adaptive cruise control are there too.
|Electronic Stability Control|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Smart City Brake Support|
|Forward Collision and Rear Collision|
|Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags|
|Rear Child Safety Locks|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts|
|Height Adjusters and Pretension|
2019 Mazda 6 Engine Specs
Mazda is known for using engines in its vehicles with the much-touted Skyactiv powertrains. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder units sit under the hood and 6-speed manual/automatic gearbox is mated to this system. The output is 184 HP on high-quality fuel. Mazda has deployed enhanced mechanism to reduce the amount of noise in the cabin. The engine cylinders have features to get deactivated within certain speed ranges to help you save fuel.
2019 Mazda 6 Fuel Consumption
The upcoming model 2019 Mazda 6 will have city/highway fuel economy for the manual gearbox 24/34 mpg, 26/35 mpg for automatic gearbox and 27/35 mpg with the i-Eloop system. Furthermore, this system is there for a regenerative-braking and improves your Mazda’s fuel efficiency.
2019 Mazda 6 Price and Availability
The exact price tag of 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is not yet available. However, the expected base trim price should be close to $22.800. The mid-trim Touring trim that is recommended for all buyers because comes with many features begin just over $25,000. If you need to upgrade to automatic transmission you must pay $1,000 more. The top line trim Grand Touring starts just over $31,000. This price can easily reach $34,000 with the Premium package. It will hit roads sometimes in mid-late 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Mazda 6 gets a much needed revamp and more changes are in the cabin, as it is. The styling changes make it look graceful. You get plenty of safety features and amenities for a price tag that is reasonable. However, it will have to battle it out with the likes of Skoda Superb and Honda Accord.