Mazda increased the structural rigidity and refined the suspension, with part of the benefit being enhanced steering precision and reduced body roll in corners. The only complaint I have is wind noise, the drivers door has a quite annoying wind noise and the sunroof is havin the same issue, quite annoying. The 2009 Mazda 6 comes with a choice of engines and trim levels. Our Take on the 2009 Mazda Mazda6 Midsize sedans have long been bought for practical reasons, such as the commute to work or to transport a family, but with the introduction of Mazda's redesigned Mazda6 for 2009, the Japanese automaker has given shoppers a new reason to look its way: style. We found the most striking interior on a Grand Touring, with very light gray leather upholstery and door panel inserts contrasted against black carpeting, lower seat trim, console, dash, and door tops and bottoms. So on the 4th day it died while driving and giving.
Popular options abound on the Mazda6, though they are reserved only for Touring and Grand Touring models. I you dont care about gas prices go with 6 cyl for the ultimate joy of driving in economy family sedan. The Mazda hasn't the best-in-class fuel economy but the differences are marginal, much smaller than the effect driving style will have. However, California-spec four-cylinders such as that of our test car make 168 hp and 166 lb-ft. Most finishes are appropriate although you will find hard plastic on the doors below the armrest and some console dash pieces; this parallels some cars in the class, while others like the Accord are better. I am impressed that the engine seems to be designed with ease of maintenance in mind.
The redesigned '09 Mazda6 displays minimal body lean, lending to its sporty vibe, and its turning circle has been reduced by three feet. The sedan gets two new engines, which Mazda claims makes the 6 more powerful than its competitors. The 4 cyl does not lack in torque or passing power. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Our test car was a four-cylinder i in Grand Touring trim.
Walkaround The 2009 Mazda6 is half a foot longer than the 2008 version, with 4. Materials generally feel soft to the touch and of good quality, but some reviewers find the continued use of hard plastics mars an otherwise high-end interior. At speeds greater than 20 mph the system senses vehicles adjacent; it casts an orange image onto the exterior mirror if it senses your car going where another car is, and makes a noise if you signal while it senses a vehicle in the way. Some of these features include a 3. As before, the car is available with four-cylinder or V-6 power, denoted by i and s suffixes. Controls sit within easy reach of the driver, and the sweeping center stack trimmed with metallic accents flows smoothly into the dash.
Anyway, I ended getting an amazing deal for the 6 and I haven't had any regrets in almost 5000 miles. Paired with either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed shiftable automatic, the engine delivers 170 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque, with 0-60 numbers around 10 seconds. All i trims feature the 16-valve, 2. Evaluated by this measuring stick, the Mazda6 still fares well, delivering a driving experience that's on the sporty side and a mostly high-grade interior. All the systems are simple to use, our biggest complaint being the beep that accompanied every volume adjustment made by the steering wheel toggle but this is probably one of the 24 adjustments along with door lock programming, turn signal click volume, and blind spot monitor on cars with it the dealer can alter for you. Brakes in general respond quickly and accurately, with 60-0 stopping distances of 125 feet. At the other end of the spectrum, a manual sport on steel wheels doesn't offer quite the same grip, but it does give the same good steering feel and response, directional stability, and solid braking.
The Blind Spot Monitor is standard Grand Touring and available on Touring. All-new, redesigned and re-engineered for 2009, the Mazda6 has moved up in size, in features, and in power. Head and legroom in both rows easily accommodates those over six feet, although the coupe-like roofline makes the back seat slightly more cramped. Obviously, I will be driving this for many years to come, but my first overall impression is that it is honestly everything I wanted in a midsized sedan. These gadgets are convenient, but what we like most about the Mazda 6 is its driving dynamics. They all have stability control but even some ham-fisted co-drivers never invoked it, suggesting there's a lot of stability inherent in the design. At a Glance The 2009 Mazda6 gets a brand new redesign, addressing previous complaints about its small size, lack of power, and undistinguished interior style.
You will definitely notice it on a rougher road e. Upgrading tires later would add to both fun and grip. The dealership really low balled us on an offer for our trade-in and the vehicle we were looking at ended up having about 4,000 more miles on it than what was listed on their page. The navigation system found itself, tracked, and rerouted quickly, and it responded to the first word we tried. Whale test drove the Mazda6i and Mazda6s models in Los Angeles.
It is a well constructed machine! The stiffer body also reduces the nosediving tendencies that often accompany sudden braking. Others call the 2009 Mazda6 a poor man's Acura. Everyone has their own opinion and their entitled to whatever they feel meets their needs, but if your looking for a fun to drive, nice looking, decent gas milage car, I would definitely recommend you at least test drive one and see for yourself. Overall, the car is 6. Some reviewers find that the steering wheel obstructs some switches, while the optional navigation and satellite radio controls sit too far away from the driver for optimal convenience. It's a stylish way to get the sun-belt comfort of light colored upholstery without making a mess of a white carpet every time you get in.