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2010 Mazda Mazda6
2010 Mazda Mazda6
The midsize sedan has been the domain of a few notable models owning the market share, with many others showing their best game to try to take away the crown. This has made the affordable midsize sedan market one of the toughest segments to compete in. The Mazda 6 however, manages to stand out from the crowd. Its exterior styling is somewhat evocative of Mazda's own RX-8. Introduced last year, the second generation Mazda 6 addresses customer concerns of size and power. This generation is on par with class leaders in both respects.

There are two engine options available on the 6. A base 2.5 liter, four cylinder making 170 HP and an optional 3.7 liter V-6 making 272 HP and 269 Ft. – Lbs. of torque. The base engine can be mated to either a six speed manual or 5 speed automatic transmissions. The V-6 however, only has one transmission option, a six speed automatic. Fuel economy with the V-6 however, remains near the back of the pack. Despite this, the Mazda 6 is often near the top of the list when deciding on a midsize sedan.
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The newest set of vehicles to be recalled include the Mazda6, Honda Civic Hybrid, and some Chrysler minivans.
2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Front
The Mazda 6 is a fine car if you're looking for a mid-size family sedan. The V-6 is strong and smooth, the six-speed automatic selects gears smartly and without drama, and the ride is comfortable without being flaccid. Mazda also has the best-looking car in the segment with those dynamic, shapely fenders. Yet, when Mazda enlarged their American-market mid-sizer for the 2009 model year, they lost the biggest thing they had going for them: a car that supported their uniquely sporty image. Unlike the engaging Mazda 3, the 6 doesn't have that nimble, faster-than-it-actually-is feel.
2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Front Three Quarter
I agree with Eric. The Mazda 6 drives really well and feels quite solid and refined, but in making the 6 larger and, presumably, more attractive to a larger number of consumers, the company also removed much of the sporty appeal of the previous 6. Now instead of driving like a slightly larger Mazda 3 as the last generation 6 did, this new 6 feels like many of its competitors from behind the wheel. Although, considering the company it's keeping, this isn't all bad, it's just unfortunate that Mazda went more mainstream instead of staying true to its "zoom-zoom" mantra.
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Yes, the 6 has migrated to the center of the mid-size sedan bell curve. And though like everyone else, I'd prefer spunky, lithe family sedans (both the Suzuki Kizashi and the Volkswagen Jetta fit that bill), you can't really blame Mazda for the decision. Most Americans still want as much sheetmetal as they can afford.
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The Mazda 6 is a fine automobile but not particularly noteworthy or outstanding, in my opinion. That's unfortunate, because, as my colleagues have intimated, the previous-generation 6 was more of a sporty free spirit than the new car, which seems to just want to blend in with its mainstream peers.
2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Driver Front Three Quarter
I know we all loved the previous Mazda 6 - but customers didn't buy it, and that's what counts. I don't agree with some others that Mazda abandoned its Zoom-Zoom image with this car: buyers in this segment who choose a V-6 do it for passing power and refinement, not for sportiness.
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When the four-cylinder Mazda 6 i Touring showed up to our office, I had my doubts that the 170-hp engine could keep up with the larger body style of the 6, especially when mated to the automatic transmission. But 120 miles later, I can say that I was wrong. The Mazda's engine is more than capable, and the five-speed automatic transmission isn't lazy. As a result, the Mazda6 is actually a peppy car.
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This Mazda 6 was a bit of a letdown for me. When Mazda launched its newest-generation 6, the company didn't bother trying to hide that this American-specific model was a bigger, softer car tuned more for the masses. But bigger and softer are quite the opposite of the Zoom-Zoom mantra we appreciate in Mazda cars. Predictably, then, there are shortcomings.
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The Mazda 6 is one of the car world's great unsung heroes. Shoppers fixated on Accord, Camry, and Malibu would do well to give this low-profile mid-size family sedan serious consideration. Powered by a smooth but strong 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the 6 runs as smoothly and quickly as some of the larger, heavier, V-6-motivated alternatives. Mated to a five-speed automatic, it delivers the magic 30-mpg number in EPA highway tests along with enough punch to run at the front of the traffic stream and full manual control over gear changes. Crisp steering response, well-damped body motions, and a supple ride hurdle the line distinguishing boring transportation from rolling entertainment. There's ample room for five thanks to a well designed back seat and easy entry under the sleek roofline. My only gripes are the tacky antenna stuck to the decklid when you opt for Sirius satellite radio and the lack of interior releases for folding the rear seatback.
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The Mazda 6 is a very nice, slightly sportier alternative to most players in the vast phalanx of mid-size cars. Like my colleagues, I was pleased by the performance of the four-cylinder/automatic pairing, but the powertrain still requires some extra planning and lots of throttle for highway-merging exercises. Cruising down the road, the 6 provides a very comfortable ride, although it felt a bit oversprung and harsh at times.
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Mazda may bill the 6 as its midsize sport sedan, but don't let the advertising fool you. As my colleagues have noted, the new 6, at least in this four-cylinder guise, seems to trade in its racing shoes for a pair of comfortable loafers.
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It's not really a surprise that this Mazda 6 doesn't have the same enthusiast appeal as its predecessor, because it is aimed squarely at Toyota Camry and Honda Accord shoppers, who have signaled their preference for utility over performance. And this particular vehicle, the 6i with the 170-hp four-cylinder, is the economy model of the Mazda 6 lineup. So, while it may be a little underwhelming performance-wise, it definitely stands up as a good value. For less than $25,000, you get a nice-looking sedan with a well-designed interior, seating for five people with a roomy back seat, and a good-sized trunk. Any buyers who need a little "zoom zoom" from of their Mazda 6 need to opt for the 6s with the 272-hp V-6.
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I understand why Mazda plus-sized the 6 for our market, but doing so sacrificed most of the car's distinctiveness. No doubt, the 6 remains a comfortable, nicely-appointed, efficient, and decent-driving sedan that provides great value for its sticker price. But I could say the same about the Accord, Malibu, Fusion, and several others. Like all those cars (with the possible exception of the Accord), the 6 could do with a bit more direct, heavier steering and a more aggressively tuned chassis.
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2010 Mazda MAZDA6 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
167 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 MAZDA6 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 8, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 8, 2010. A CERTAIN TYPE OF SPIDER MAY WEAVE A WEB IN THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VENT LINE AND THIS MAY CAUSE A RESTRICTION IN THE LINE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL TANK PRESSURE MAY BECOME EXCESSIVELY NEGATIVE WHEN THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WORKS TO PURGE THE VAPORS FROM THE CANISTER.
Consequences
AS THE CANISTER IS PURGED REPEATEDLY DURING NORMAL OPERATION, THE STRESS ON THE FUEL TANK MAY EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A CRACK, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO FUEL LEAKAGE AD AN INCREASED RISK OF FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND CLEAN UP THE CANISTER VENT LINE, AND INSTALL A SPRING TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OF SPIDER FROM ENTERING THE VENT LINE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 25, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.
Potential Units Affected
52,000
Notes
MAZDA MOTOR CORP


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Summary
Mazda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured February 4, 2008, through August 24, 2012. The door latch mounting screws may become loose.
Consequences
If all three door latch mounting screws become excessively loose the door latch mechanism would not engage and the door might open while the vehicle is in motion increasing the risk of accident or injury.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will apply a thread locking adhesive to the door screws and retorque them, free of charge. The recall began on October 29, 2013. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall number is 7013I.
Potential Units Affected
161,400
Notes
Mazda North American Operations


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, through May 2, 2011, and equipped with 2.5L engine. In the affected vehicles, spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing the fuel tank to have an excessive amount of negative pressure.
Consequences
Negative pressure could cause the fuel tank to crack resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module and inspect and clean the canister vent line. If a web was found in the line, the fuel tank and check valve on canister vent line will be replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. The recall began on April 30, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall number associated with this campaign is 7214C.
Potential Units Affected
42,000
Notes
Mazda North American Operations


IIHS Roof Strength
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Marginal

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