2015 Mazda6 | new car review

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 by
2015 Mazda6
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AEDAED 78,000 - 116,000
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  • Last modified: December 14, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Unveiled at the Moscow International Motor Show in 2012, the is a stunning sedan that is currently in its third generation and faces competition from its slightly old-fashioned and conventional Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima rivals.

Pros

It trumps its competitors on all counts; price, performance and features.

Cons

Would take a lot of convincing to stop people from buying a Toyota and opt for a Mazda instead.

Looks

It’s sharp, it’s striking, it’s fresh and it’s everything its competitors aren’t. With headlamps that house LED strips and integrates neatly into the five point grille, coupled with neat contours along the body and a chrome strip on the boot deck lid, the 2015 Mazda6 is a stunner! In a segment where competitors try to one-up each other with tweaks that almost go unnoticed, the Mazda6 is a gush of excitement.

2014 Mazda6 front

Feels

Catered more for those who are after a slightly sportier sedan, the Mazda6 makes its sporting pretensions clear with red stitching along the door panels, paddle shifters behind the steering wheel and seats that try their level best to make you feel like a Japanese boy racer. In comparison to its rivals, the cabin is better made, looks like it belongs to the next century, and is most definitely more comfortable.

2014 Mazda6 interior

Engineering

Following in the footsteps of luxury German automobile manufacturers who equip their vehicles with rotary knobs to control aspects of the infotainment system, the Mazda6 is fitted with a Commander Switch, which allows users to control the audio, navigation and Bluetooth, right from the centre console.

2014 Mazda6 side

On offer

While the 2.0 litre engine puts out a decent 155 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque, the meatier 2.5 litre variant churns out 185 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Though it won’t be winning any drag races any time soon, the 6 speed automatic transmission pushes power to the front wheels and allows the Japanese sedan to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in an impressive 8.5 seconds.

2014 Mazda6 side

Verdict

In terms of appearances, the Mazda6 is a lot more appealing than the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima, while it also trumps the duo by featuring technologies they haven’t thought about yet. In terms of performance, the scales tip once again towards the Mazda6 as it offers the most engaging drive of the bunch. It’s a clear winner, really.

2014 Mazda6 rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Mazda6 2.0L2015 Mazda6 2.5L
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cyl2.5 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
155 hp @ 6,000 RPM185 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
200 Nm @ 4,000 RPM250 Nm @ 3,250 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.5 secs8.5 secs
Top speed210 km/h220 km/h
PriceAED 78,000 - 91,000AED 87,000 - 116,000

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