The redesigned Mazda6 tries hard to get noticed, with sleek styling, a super-efficient engine, and dynamic handling. A diesel will be available, rare for a mid-sized sedan. Read our post for more about the 2014 Mazda6: http://bit.ly/WdUfOv
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #27: Models to Avoid
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In the quest for better fuel economy, Ford is offering small turbocharged engines in the Ford Fusion and Ford
Escape. And Chevy put a turbo engine in
its Chevrolet Cruze. But Consumer Reports' tests find those small engines
come up short. Find out how other vehicles perform with our Guide to Fuel
2013 Ford Focus ST first drive
Senior Engineer Gabe Shenhar takes our Ford Focus ST to the Consumer
Reports test track, where the car proves to be lots of fun, but might be
too much in inexperienced hands. Check out the Ford Focus ST and other
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No longer the by-product of the marriage between Ford and Mazda, the
all-new 2014 Mazda 6 is now strictly all Mazda. With its own unique
platform, sleek "Kodo" styling, and the best fuel-efficiency in it's class.
The third generation Mazda6 will undoubtedly make it to more shoppers'
short list when choosing a mid-size family sedan. Let's just hope the
company sees fit to up the fun factor with more power in the coming years.
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2014 Mazda6 Review - Kelley Blue Book
The latest Mazda6 is stylish, innovative and fun but does it have what it
takes to unseat the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry as a mid-size sedan
leader? That's a question KBB's Micah Muzio examines in this video.
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This week we look at Mazda's new CamCord fighter the all-new 2014 Mazda6.
Can Mazda pull off a solid mid-sized sedan after their divorce from the
Blue Oval? Joins us as we find out. We got our hands on the 2.5L iGrand
Touring version. Since iLoop had not been released officially yet be sure
to check back when we get our hands on that extremely mild hybrid system.
2014 brings Mazda's new corporate grille to the Mazda6, and I have to say,
it's a beautiful schnoz. I was a little worried the gaping maw would be too
large in person, (in pictures it looks enormous) but up-close-and-personal
it has to be the second most attractive front end after the Fusion. Beauty
is in the eye of the beholder, but during the week I was unable to find
anyone who disagreed with me. So my opinion reigns supreme. I'm worried
however, the proportions look perfect on the Mazda6, so what will the
Mazda3 be like? Why am I worried? Because if you park the Mazda6 next to a
CX-9 or CX-5, the crossovers look more cartoonish than if they park alone.
Just like your girlfriend seems pretty until you park her next to Megan
Fox. Although the 2014 model looks longer than the outgoing Mazda6, overall
length has been cut by about two inches. Adding "visual length" as well as
much-needed rear seat room, the wheelbase has been stretched by two inches
Mazda's nose may be a notch below the Ford in my style-guide, but out back
it's a different story. I find the Fusion's rump to be a little awkward.
It's almost as if Ford ran out of time and "hurried" the back end of their
family hauler. Not so with the Mazda6 which has a finished look from the
"raised eyebrow" tail lamps to the twin chrome Exhausts. Thanks to the best butt in the
business, I call the Ford v. Mazda beauty contest a tie. How about the
Koreans? I never warmed to the Sonata, but the Optima is aggressive and
attractive, just not as emotional as the Mazda6. Thanks to the low sales
volume, the Mazda is also a step outside the ordinary, something that
Something that has confused reporters in the past is Mazda's new
transmission. Some describe it as a hybrid between a dual clutch and a
traditional automatic, some have even suggested that it can "disable" the
torque converter. In addition to the 6-speed manual transmission you can
opt for the SkyActiv branded traditional automatic transaxle. Traditional?
What about the fancy clutches? Here's what Mazda did.
Lock-up torque converters are nothing new, having been introduced in 1949,
but in our age of efficiency companies are using them more aggressively. By
locking the impeller and turbine (input and output) of the torque
converter, you increase efficiency by cutting most of the impelling losses
in the torque converter (there are still some because it's still spinning,
but it's greatly reduced). Old transmissions only did this in their final
gear and relatively infrequently. Modern automatics like GM/Ford's 6-speed
transaxle spend about half their time in lock-up and will engage the
locking "clutch" in most gears. Mazda's new slushbox is programmed with an
aggressive lockup agenda and will lock in every gear. In addition, it
spends more time in lockup (80% or more) than a competitive unit on the
same driving cycle. The result is a more connected 1:1 relationship between
the engine and wheels than you find in a CamFusCord.
2014 Mazda6 Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2014 Mazda6 is one of the most
attractive, front-drive, four-door vehicles out on the road today. The
Skyactive, 2.5-liter engine is wonderfully efficient returning 30 mpg
combined while providing enough power to make one smile. This is a special
car and Mazda deserves kudos for building it! In another TFLcar review,
Nathan finds out just how fast the new 2014 Mazda6 will go from 0-60 MPH.
Mazda Concept and Tuner Cars Walkaround Video @ SEMA
http://www.autobytel.com/mazda/?id=32972 Mazda North America Director of
Design Derek Jenkins takes us for a tour of the Mazda booth at the 2013
SEMA Show highlighting the all new Mazda3 and recently redone Mazda6.
Mazda Club Sport 3 Concept -- The new Mazda 3 hatchback was given a
motorsports inspired theme. The car already has a very exciting dynamic
design and for the SEMA show this car has an added graphic package, lower
diffuser kit, and 19-inch VOLK racing wheels. The interior was retrimmed in
fine red leather to enhance the feeling and make it sportier.
Mazda Vector 3 Concept -- The Mazda 3 sedan concept at the SEMA show is
called the Vector 3 and is this is all about the very subtle ghost graphics
that enhance the lines of the car. The Vector 3 has large rims and has been
lowered with an H&R suspension system.
Mazda Club Sport 6 -- The Mazda 6 has been out for about a year now but the
SEMA show is really the first time Mazda has had the chance to give the car
a sport tune. The first thing done is a custom aero kit which enhances the
stance of the Mazda 6. The wheels are 20-inch units with a Brembo Brake Kit
hiding behind them. The floating tailspoiler is another great custom touch.
Mazda Ceramic 6 -- This car is all about the exterior which features a
ceramic white flat paint job. This Mazda 6 features a very unique interior
that was inspired by furniture and fashion design. 2 different types of
leather were woven together to give a couture quality feel.
Mazda also had on display at the SEMA show a variety Genuine Mazda
Accessories for both the new Mazda 3 and the 6. There are aero body kits,
larger rims, sport pedals, and more.
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Road Test: 2014 Mazda6
The all-new Mazda6 gets the full SKYACTIV treatment. MotorWeek's John Davis
has the road test review of the 2014 Mazda6.
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The Mazda6 Tourer takes on its rivals, which include the Ford Mondeo
Estate, Honda Accord Tourer and Hyundai i40 Tourer with sharp looks and
excellent running costs. It's lower, longer and wider than the previous
model, uses less fuel and has the choice of 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre
turbodiesel engines. With three
equipment levels, the SE, SE-L and Sport, it's well equipped with xenon
headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 5.8-inch touchscreen fitted across
the range. There's also excellent safety technology, too, including an
emergency auto-brake that automatically stops the car to avoid low-speed
collisions, as well as radar cruise control that maintains a safe distance
from the vehicle ahead on the motorway.
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2014 Mazda6 Review
Mazda incorporates their Skyactiv technology in this new 2014 Mazda6. More
aggressive and stylish, plus powerful and efficient.
2014 Mazda6 Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mazda/mazda6/2014/?id=32972 The 2014 Mazda6
combines a technological advanced SKYACTIV engine, refined exterior, and
exciting driving characteristics into one great all around package. This
3rd generation Mazda6 builds on the success of its predecessors while still
maintaining an affordable base price at $20,880. If you have to buy a new
sedan then might as well go for one that looks great!
The mid-sized sedan segment is not very exciting even though it is quite
competitive. Most vehicles in this category all have the same styling and
can get lost in a sea of the mundane. But the 2014 Mazda6 could be the
exception. Mazda is a passionate car company looking to make fun
The exterior of the Mazda6 has been completely redesigned. Gone is the
smiley grille replaced by a much more vertical and pronounced piece. This
great new look can be seen on other Mazda vehicles, most notably the CX-5.
While most manufacturers are moving to the cab forward design, Mazda has
instead gone for a cab rearward look by stretching the sheet metal. The
lines on the side seem to keep flowing. This car is not just about form;
the new model also uses a lot more high strength steel. Mazda has made a
conscious effort to convert the Mazda6 from a regular mid-sized car into a
premium car. From the back the simple design looks very upscale, almost
like a Lexus ES.
On the inside Mazda has done a lot to compliment the outside. The gauges
and instrument panel have all been updated. The 2014 Mazda6 is available in
3 trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The higher the trim level
the more standard features you get.
You probably have heard about SKYACTIV technology on many of the new Mazda
vehicles. This powerplant has now made its way onto the 2014 Mazda6 making
the car more fuel efficient. The engine is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder 184 horsepower and 185
lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is excellent at 26 MPG in the city and 38
MPG on the highway.
The 2014 Mazda6 can satisfy a whole range of automotive shoppers; from
those who just need a commuter car to the enthusiast looking for a fun
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Mazda CX-9 is a sporty family hauler
that seats 7 and zips around corners like it has a healthy dose of of Mazda
Miata DNA.Gone is the smiley face now replaced by a much more serious and
more grown-up new front fascia. The car now looks almost mean and
certainly determined as it eats up the corners of your favorite twisty
road. In this exclusive TFLcar drive and review we not only see how fast
the new 2013 Mazda CX-9 will go from 0-60 MPH but we also check out how
the car serves as a family hauler.