The Mazda6 is now officially on sale in the United States where you can have it if you are willing to pay at least $20,880, not taking into account the $795 destination fee. This makes the new model $155 more expensive than 2013MY. The mid-size sleek sedan is offered at first exclusively with a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter gasoline engine pumping out 184 hp at 5,700 rpm and a maximum torque of 185 lb-ft reached at 3,250 rpm.
For the second half of 2013 Mazda will introduce a turbocharged diesel engine but its specifications have not been revealed at the moment.
Getting back to the gasoline engine, this unit can be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission enabling the Mazda6 to return an EPA-rated 25 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the combined cycle. There’s also a 6-speed auto which returns 26 mpg city / 38 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined.
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Customers have the possibility of ordering the 2014 Mazda6 in one of the three trim levels available. As standard, it’s offered with power windows, air conditioning, manual transmission, 17-inch alloys, AUX/USB ports, push button start and a tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column. The mid-range variant begins from $24,495 and comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, 6-way power driver’s seat and leatherette-trimmed sport seats.
The flagship variant costs $29,495 and packs bi-xenon HID headlights with auto leveling, TomTom navigation system, auto-dimming rear view mirror, automatic on/off headlights, power moonroof and a rear lip spoiler.
Source: Mazda via Carscoop