The turbocharged Mazda 6 mid-size sports sedan comes in 5 exciting feature rich trim levels such as the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring (or GT), GT Reserve and Signature all guaranteed to make your adrenalin race. Each of the trim levels features an amazing set of functionalities aided by technology and innovation to provide you a power packed ride, but keeping you safe, steady and comfortable to give you an exhilarating feeling and an enjoyable ride. We wanted to know how good these claims were and chose to visit a Henderson car dealer to get a firsthand look and learn ho the 2019 Mazda 6 handles difficult roads.
The exteriors of the Mazda 6 are highly refined for sophistication yet demonstrate sturdy build and an aggressively styled profile. The front features LED, auto-leveling headlights that detect the alignment of the vehicle on the road and level the beam so drivers can continue to see the objects ahead in dim light which is very useful in difficult roads. Auto On/Off headlights are also standard across the trims and Rain sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers add to the usefulness. Body colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals and presence of LED combination taillights adds purpose to exquisite styling.
Quiet and Comfortable Interiors
The interiors of the Mazda 6 are lined with premium materials and soft trims that provide ultimate comfort and luxury. The cabin is extremely quiet, and the Dual zone automatic climate control creates a nice ambience. The seating is just as comfortable and features cloth trims on the Sport that keeps getting better with each trim level till the Signature that gets Nappa leather-trimmed sport seats. The Signature trim also gets heated, ventilated front seats with driver seat memory as a plus. The driver’s seat on the Mazda 6 is 6-way manual on the basic trim and 8-way power adjustable with power lumbar adjustment on the highest trim level which proves comfortable seating for cases when the road conditions are difficult.
Engines & Drivetrain
The Mazda 6 comes in two engine types, the 2.5-Liter SkyActiv-G 4-Cylinder that generates 187 horsepower on the Sport and Touring and the turbocharged 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC, 16-valve with VVT engine that delivers 250 horsepower on the GT, GT-Reserve and Signature. These are all mated to a 6-speed SkyActiv Automatic Transmission. All the Mazda 6 variants feature SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus which provides some superb handling by altering the torque based on throttle for some fine balance on difficult roads. The 2.5-Liter engine is also reckoned for excellent EPA estimated highway mileage of 35mpg.
Thought of driving the Mazda 6 on difficult roads needn’t make you nervous as there are numerous driving assist and safety features integral to the system. You have front air bags with passenger-weight sensors, front-seat mounted side-impact air bags and side impact air curtains. The Anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution is a handy feature that works to help you brake safely on difficult terrain. Our favorite Las Vegas car dealer added that there are more advanced features such as a Smart Brake System with Collision Warning and Advanced Smart City Brake support that make driving easy on off-road as well as crowded city conditions.