The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport comes standard with steel wheels, 16 inches, a height-adjustable manual driver’s seat, full power accessories, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a CD/MP3 stereo with six speakers, auxiliary jack. The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 price start from $20,240 ( MSRP ).
The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 Touring Plus has a sunroof, a blind spot monitoring, electroluminescent gauges and instruments outside mirrors with integrated turn. The Grand Touring adds leather upholstery in, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, a multi-information display and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. S Touring Plus model is equipped identically to the Touring Plus, except for engine, transmission and some exterior details. S Grand Touring adds 18-inch alloy wheels. See also, 2012 Nissan Frontier.
The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 versions powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that provides 170 horsepower and 167 Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the sport in. A five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is offered in the i Sport only available option on the i Touring, i Touring Plus and Grand Touring models.
EPA estimated fuel economy 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined for the sport of four-cylinder with five-speed manual. The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 equipped with automatic transmission is rated at 22/31/25 mpg and the V6 engine versions stand at 18/27/21 mpg, which is in the lower portion of this segment.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 the highest score of “good” for frontal offset and side effects, while the roof strength test, a second-best rating. It offers one of the best driving positions in the segment, with the relatively high seat placement that gives a broad picture of the way. The handling is sharper than many others in this class, and clasped chassis results in a ride that feels more European than Japanese. Other benefits include a spacious interior and large trunk.
The 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 differs from most family sedans by virtue of its nimble handling. Enter the corners with more confidence than the Honda Accord, and is nearly as high on the meter fun to drive as 2012 Nissan Altima leader in its class. Its sporty performance comes with a ride quality that can be a bit tense, however, and traffic noise is more prominent. But it is particularly annoying, even when riding in the big 18-inch wheels.