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Reviews2019 Mazda 6 Turbo Signature: Now with More Power and Premiumness

08:28  11 march  2019
08:28  11 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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The 2019 Mazda 6 finally gets its zoom-zoom back, no longer leaving it in the dust of its more powerful competition, thanks to a turbo four transplant from Since launch, Mazda hinted at the arrival of more power and , after what seemed like eons, it finally delivered with the CX-9 crossover a short time ago.

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After years of no upgraded engine options, Mazda listens to consumers and FINALLY gives the Mazda 6 more power for 2018, in the form of a 2.5L turbocharged 4-cyl. With 310 lb-ft of torque and 250 HP with premium gas, this new Mazda 6 now has the heart it needs to go head to head with the

Despite the Mazda 's extra power and interior space, I went with the Acura in large part thanks to its higher-quality and more modern interior. The interior of the new 2018 Mazda 6 Signature 2.5T makes the 6 feel more upscale inside than any of its Behind the Wheel: The 2019 Honda Passport.

It's no secret the Mazda 6 is an Automobile staff favorite. It's distinguished itself as being well trimmed, stylish, and even—gasp!—fun to drive in a segment generally regarded as anything but. Our chief complaint has always been a relative lack of power from Mazda's standard-issue 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline-four.

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The 2018 Mazda 6 remedies that gripe with the addition of a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine producing a solid 250 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque. That's certainly nothing to sneeze at, and the engine sizes up well against the 6's V-6-powered competitors. Other updates included an exterior refresh, with the key points being a larger grille, squared-off hood, and neatly integrated lip spoiler on the car's trailing edge. We also continue to appreciate the Mazda 6's elegant and minimalistic cabin, which feels like it punches above its class.

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Mazda has repeatedly stressed it’s upped the “ premiumness ” as opposed to using the word “luxury.” For example, there’s the new Signature trim which adds Nappa leather, wood You can now get a Mazda 6 with a turbocharged engine, specifically the same 2.5-liter turbo four from the CX-9 crossover.

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2019 Mazda 6 Turbo Signature: Now with More Power and Premiumness© Andrew Trahan

"This is a smartly equipped car," daily news editor Conner Golden said. "I really like how premium the interior feels, down to the materials and excellent digital gauge set." Contributor Basem Wasef echoed his sentiments: "The Mazda 6 is nice, very nice. Perhaps too nice to be appreciated in this workaday segment since its delicately rendered details are perhaps wasted on those more smitten by its driving dynamics."

Speaking of dynamics, fellow contributor Jethro Bovingdon came away impressed by the 6, but for one aspect. "This thing has a sweet chassis—it rides very well but still has good body control, feels keen, and quite light," he said. "But—and it's a big but—the engine is sooooo dull. Loads of torque, very quiet and refined, but just so undramatic and boring, and it feels quite heavy with inertia, which is at odds with the responsive chassis. Surely the quest for torque doesn't have to erase all character and enjoyment?"

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Launching the Mazda 6 takes practice and a careful foot, as you can easily spin the tires off the line. Mazda says an extra half liter of displacement and fewer gears mean quicker throttle response than a smaller engine and more gears to shuffle, and that might be more than just an excuse for using an

Power to be felt. The CX-5’s Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims boast our most powerful , yet efficient1, engine: the SKYACTIV®-G Supple and striking. For the upholstery in the Mazda CX-5 Signature , we chose a material that this car and its drivers deserve: Nappa leather.

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Nevertheless, we were by and large taken with the most recent Mazda 6, even if it didn't quite elevate itself to All-Star status.

"Great update of an already great car," senior digital editor Erik Johnson concluded. "Still maybe the best midsize sedan to drive, now with the amount of power it should have had all along." We'll go even a step further and suggest that if an Alfa Romeo Giulia isn't aligned with your pay grade, a Mazda 6 is an excellent consolation prize.

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2019 Mazda 6 Signature Edition Specifications

PRICE $35,640/$36,040 
(base/as tested)
ENGINE 2.5L turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4; 250 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 310 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
LAYOUT 4-door, 5-passenger, 
front-engine, FWD sedan
EPA MILEAGE 23/31 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H 191.5 x 72.4 x 57.1 in
WHEELBASE 111.4 in
WEIGHT 3,545 lb
0-60 MPH 6.4 sec
TOP SPEED 135 mph (est)

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