At the top of the range, Grand Touring models gain items like leather upholstery, heated front seats, a multi-information display, keyless illuminated entry, cruise control, a dual-zone climate control system, fog lamps, and a power moonroof. Tests found both the i and s Grand Touring trims to come to a stop from 60 mph in an average of 125 feet, just slightly farther than the class average. At the shop, found out my axle boot was ripped. Additional complaints, meantime, involve the underperforming I4 powerplant, especially with the automatic transmission, and some lower-than-expected mileage figures. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Exterior The Mazda6 sports a long hood with pronounced front fender flares that flow through the headlamps and mold with the front bumper.
Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. It's reasonably fuel-efficient not nearly as much as class leaders like the Hyundai Sonata though , and it feels perky whether you go with the six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. It has textured plastic and soft-touch surfaces accented by bright and matte metallic trim. With 22000 miles now on the clock, the seats are very supportive and comfortable on a trip. Body style: Sedan Engines: 2. The V6, of course, garners reviewer praise for its superlative scoot, though more than a few reviews note a touch of laziness in the 6-speed shiftable automatic, even in manual mode. Drivetrain Again, all 2012 Mazda6 i trims are equipped with a 2.
There are a few, however, that beg to differ on the steering, arguing that it feels just a bit too friendly on the highway. Front and rear airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection round out the most basic of safety items for all trims. Finally, virtually all reviews mention that on hard acceleration, the four-banger can be unconscionably noisy, though all concede that it becomes fashionably mute at cruising speeds. White-on-black instrumentation is standard on the Mazda6 Sport, while red-on-black gauge faces are used on Touring and Grand Touring editions. Though it's essentially the same size as the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord, the Mazda6 manages to appear a little leaner and more purposeful. Last year the Mazda6 earned a slightly different headlight and foglight design, along with a new 17-inch alloy wheel design and side mirrors with integrated turn signals on top trims , but otherwise it's changed very little in recent years.
The Mazda6 comes with six airbags: driver and passenger front, front side, and front side curtain airbags. It remains a little more conservative which some might appreciate from the front compared to other recently redesigned models like the Mazda3 and Mazda5. Mazda's number for this recall is 1317F. It's a hoot to drive, but it's also quite a bit thirstier. In other words, s trims carry essentially the identical amenities as their 4-cylinder i counterparts. Step up to the V-6, however, and you might not be able to go back; the 3.
No matter what, you get nice capable brakes with a firm pedal feel, reasonably good, athletic handling, and a ride that straddles the line pretty well between comfort and sharpness. Finally, brakes in the Mazda6 are described by virtually all reviewers as strong and true, with no appreciable pedal glitches. The rear seatback folds forward to a flat position, allowing more of a pass-through to the trunk than is typical, although the release itself can be a little hard to reach. The recall began on October 29, 2013. No matter what, you get nice capable brakes with a firm pedal feel, reasonably good, athletic handling, and a ride that straddles the line pretty well between comfort and sharpness. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment.
The 2012 Mazda6 is one of the best-packaged and fun-to-drive mid-size family-worthy sedans—one of the best-looking, too, we think—but it's a shame that it never even makes it on most shopping lists. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die. In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure. New for 2012 There are no significant changes for 2012. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. Safety is one point of concern, especially if you're considering the 2012 Mazda6 as a primary family car. It also features child safety seat anchors and tethers, and child safety rear door locks.
The 6 also has fast front and rear glass which gives it a sleek profile and its wide track gives it an aggressive stance. The car is plenty comfortable for four adults or five for shorter trips. I had to go get a state inspection to get oked to drive for Uber. Finally, all reviews concur that the 2012 Mazda6 offers one of the roomier cabins in its segment, bolstered by its surprisingly spacious trunk. The 2016 model year could be huge for the still-hot midsize-sedan market, providing consumers a number of new or refreshed options -- or, alternatively, with some… An influx of show cars invaded the L. Poorly placed controls, narrow seats and servicing issues, finally, round out the downside that many owners experience with this otherwise solid sedan. The Mazda6's looks and smile-inducing driving dynamics, on the other hand, get enthusiastic praise from a majority of owners.
Even in base trims, with flowing lines, hooded instruments, and a smaller-size three-spoke steering wheel, there's an athletic impression. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall number associated with this campaign is 7214C. The recall began October 4, 2017. The current-generation Mazda6 was introduced in 2009 and since has received yearly updates, along with a mild front-end refresh last year.