The 2012 MAZDA6 is a mid-size sedan with seating for five. The base MAZDA6 is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. For upgraded performance, Mazda offers an optional 3.7-liter V6 engine that yields 272 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual transmission and 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 21 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission selection. Features include xenon HID headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, Bose® sound, hands-free phone capability, navigation system, backup camera, and advanced keyless entry/start. Safety is comprised of advanced front airbags, side-impact airbags, anti-lock brake system, dynamic stability control, brake assist, electronic brake distribution, dynamic stability control, traction control system, blind spot monitoring system, and tire pressure monitoring. The MAZDA6 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The mid-size Mazda6 sedan is unchanged for 2012.
Great ride and handling; fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine; class-leading acceleration with V6; top safety; standout technology
The previous version of the Mazda6 was already established as a fun-to-drive mid-size sedan. When the new, revised model went on sale in 2009, Mazda made the 6 especially spacious and safe, making the interior more luxurious and adding some new tech features. The automaker says the Mazda6 is the only car in its class to achieve top 5-star results in all five tests from the federal government. The Mazda6 also has class-leading cargo volume, and according to the manufacturer, the best coefficient of drag in its class, and the tightest turning circle. Additionally, it's the first car in its class to have an optional blind spot monitoring system. The base Mazda6 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission standard and is one of the lowest-priced mid-size sedans in its class, along with providing fuel-efficiency and a high fun-to-drive factor.