2015 Mazda MAZDA6

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2015 Mazda 6
2015 Mazda 6

New for 2015

The Mazda6, which was redesigned for the 2014 model year, enters the 2015 model year relatively unchanged. Minor changes include illuminated power window switches with one-touch up/down for all doors, a number of feature updates, and a new exterior color option: Deep Crystal Blue.

Vehicle Overview

The Mazda6 is a midsize sedan that offers a manual or automatic transmission option, and combines fuel efficiency with fun driving dynamics. The Mazda6 fits above the Mazda3 as the largest sedan offered by the automaker.

Summary

The 2015 Mazda6 is powered by a 2.5-liter I-4 that can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission that will drive the front wheels. A technology package helps to improve fuel economy on models with the automatic, and the EPA-rates the Mazda6 for 25/37 mpg (city/highway) with the manual, 26/38 mpg with the automatic, and 28/40 mpg with the technology package equipped automatic. The i-ELOOP regenerative system (part of the technology package) charges a battery when the accelerator is released, allowing some systems to operate without a drain on the engine, which results in a 2-mpg gain over the standard automatic. Loaded Mazda6s will include features such as adaptive front HID headlights, heated front seats, Bluetooth with streaming audio, hands-free keyless access, LED daytime running lights, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, dual-zone climate control, and rain sensing windshield wipers.
Notable safety features include whiplash-reducing seat headrests, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, traction control, stability control, blind-spot warning, cross-traffic alert, radar-controlled cruise control, lane-departure warning, automated city braking, forward obstruction warning, and high-beam warning.
The 2015 Mazda6 received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and is considered a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

What We Think

The 2015 Mazda6 is a sports sedan at heart, but one that gets class-leading fuel economy too. The engine is a lively, and efficient, powerplant that made even better by the excellent transmission. The six-speed automatic is designed to have less slip from the torque converter (better throttle response), and the control module is programmed for quicker kickdowns, so there’s not as much waiting when you really want to be passing.
In a Driven review of a 2014 Mazda6 we commented on a Texas to Michigan trip we made in the new car, saying, “We learned that the Mazda6's good looks never get tiresome, and neither does its dynamic personality. We learned that the interior is still a black hole of visual interest despite the redesign. And we learned that as you pass a big rig in the fast lane, the radar sensor for the cruise control always gets confused by the towering flanks of the truck and abruptly slows the car.” While the interior is plain, we did admit it was simple and functional. This extended to the navigation system as well, with maps that lacked detail, but turn-by-turn directions that never let us down.

You’ll Like

  • Class-leading efficiency
  • Sport sedan at heart
  • Simple and functional interior ergonomics

You Won’t Like

  • Plain interior
  • No diesel option or other upgrade engine
  • Technology not as polished as some competitors (cruise control, navigation)

Key Competitors

  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Nissan Altima
  • Ford Fusion
  • Kia Optima

Rating

4
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2015 Mazda MAZDA6 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
37 MPG
Horsepower:
184 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
185 ft lb of torque @ 3250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • 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
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Summary
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through December 18, 2013, and model year 2014-2015 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 20, 2013, through December 4, 2013, and both equipped with a 2.5L engine and a regenerative engine braking system. When driving the affected vehicles in heavy rain or in deep puddles, the alternator belt may slip causing the Power Control module (PCM) to incorrectly assume failure of the charging system.
Consequences
Once the PCM assumes that the charging system has failed, the vehicle will stop charging and could result in poor acceleration, loss of steering assist and windshield wiper operation, and a possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PCM with updated software, free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 7314D.
Potential Units Affected
5,700
Notes
Mazda North American Operations


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured October 25, 2012, to October 10, 2014. If the pressures of four of the tires on an affected vehicle gradually drop at the same time, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may not warn the driver of the drop in pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring System."
Consequences
A vehicle that is driven with under inflated tires may experience a sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS software, free of charge. The recall began on December 10, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500.
Potential Units Affected
99,711
Notes
Mazda North American Operations


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Acceptable

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Mazda MAZDA6

Depreciation
36.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$11,227
36.2%
Insurance
$6,475
20.9%
Fuel Cost
$7,902
25.5%
Financing
$2,129
6.9%
Maintenance
$2,281
7.4%
Repair Costs
$641
2.1%
State Fees
$374
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $31,029 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average