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2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan - Overview

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$18,550 – $28,465 MSRP

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2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan

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Overview

What Changed for 2009:

  • Completely redesigned for 2009
  • Significantly bigger inside and out
  • More powerful, more fuel-efficient engines
  • New 6-speed transmissions; automatic comes with Active Adaptive Shift control from Mazda RX-8
  • Offered in "i" and "s" models with Sport, Touring or Grand Touring trim
  • Available blind-spot monitoring system
Overview
The Mazda 6 is a midsize family sport sedan intended for people who like to drive. It arrived in 2003 and soon was offered in sedan, hatchback and station wagon body styles. For 2009, the Mazda 6 is redesigned, and is no longer a global vehicle. The Mazda 6 that is sold in North America is offered as a sedan only, and is different from the Mazda 6 available in other world markets, so that it can be bigger and more powerful to suit American preferences. In fact, according to Mazda, the new 6 is one of the largest midsize sedans on the market.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mazda 6 is offered in "i" or "s" models, denoting the 4-cylinder and V-6 versions accordingly. The 4-cylinder Mazda 6i is available in SV, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim, while the Mazda 6s is available only in the latter three levels of equipment.

The SV model is the least expensive Mazda 6, but includes air conditioning, power door locks and windows, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cloth seats, 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, and a CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers. The most expensive model is the Mazda 6s Grand Touring, which offers just about every feature as standard equipment except for an optional power moonroof, an available Bose audio system, and a DVD navigation system.

Powertrain
Two engines are offered for the new 2009 Mazda 6. The 6i models get a new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 170 hp and 167 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6s models receive a 3.7-liter V-6 engine good for 272 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6i comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers can opt for an available 5-speed automatic. The 6s models come standard with a 6-speed Sport automatic transmission.

EPA fuel-economy numbers are 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway with the Mazda 6i with a manual transmission. With the optional automatic transmission, it is rated at 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway. The Mazda 6s gets 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.

Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2009 Mazda 6 includes dual front air bags, torso-protecting front side air bags, and head-protecting side curtain air bags. Additionally, 4-wheel disc ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), traction control and stability control are standard.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2009 Mazda 6 5-star ratings for frontal and side-impact crash protection and for rollover resistance, the highest ratings possible in all of its tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2009 Mazda 6 a "Good" rating for frontal offset crashes. The IIHS had not yet tested the Mazda 6 in side- or rear-impact crashes at the time this was published.

Technology
The new 2009 Mazda 6 features an available blind-spot monitoring system (BSM), which is optional on Touring models and standard on Grand Touring models. The BSM alerts the driver when vehicles are hiding in the driver's blind spot on either side to help prevent the driver from changing lanes when another vehicle is occupying the space.

Available Trims for the 2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
i SV (M6) 6 speed manual $18,550 170-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 20/29
i Sport (M6) 6 speed manual $20,450 170-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 20/29
i Touring (M6) 6 speed manual $21,850 170-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 20/29
s Sport (A6) 6 speed automatic $24,330 272-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/25
i Grand Touring (M6) 6 speed manual $25,110 170-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl 20/29
s Touring (A6) 6 speed automatic $25,360 272-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/25
s Grand Touring (A6) 6 speed automatic $28,465 272-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/25

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