There is a strong misconception that buying a car is a strictly rational process as if buying a new vehicle is only about which one has the best performance, features, and price point. Emotion inevitably plays a part in shopping for a vehicle, though. Although rationality should certainly be a driving force behind selecting a new car, you have to allow yourself room for emotion, too. After all, you could pick a car with great performance and features, but none of that matters if you hate driving around in it.
That’s where Mazda comes in. Mazda has been trying to bridge the gap between emotion and rationality with its new sedan design. As an automaker, it’s a risky time to invest in a sedan, as most of the market has been leaning heavily towards SUVs. But, Mazda is committed to bringing the best possible vehicle for its customers who still need—and want—the compact convenience of a sedan. So, if you are looking for Mazda cars for sale, look no further than the 2018 Mazda6.
Mazda6: A Cut Above the Rest
The Mazda6 embodies luxury with every trim level. That’s how Mazda is competing with other cars in the same class: offering premium features and design for the modern driver. This combination of features and design offers best-in-class performance alongside the warm and fuzzy feeling driving a new car gives you. The Mazda6 has five different trim levels: the basic Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and the ultra-luxurious Signature trim. While all the trims offer premium luxury and practical performance, the Signature is Mazda’s top-of-the-line contribution to the luxury car market without the enormous price tag. Mazda’s aspirational model is the company’s second foray into this type of branding; the first marriage of luxury and performance came in Mazda’s 2018 CX-9, which also has a Signature trim.
One of the most impressive features of the Mazda6 is the all-new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine was originally designed for the CX-9 SUV, but now comes standard on all trims offered, including the Grand Touring. Using premium fuel, you can get 250 horsepower out of this baby, along with 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Who needs an SUV with this kind of power? The engine also drives quite smoothly and is much quieter in traffic than the standard motor. The upgraded suspension contributes to this smooth and quiet ride, along with sleek handling and smooth steering. A six-speed automatic transmission is paired with this engine, offering surprisingly smooth shifts between gears. And you’ll never have to worry about paying at the pump with the respectable EPA-estimated 23/31/26 MPG in the city, on the highway, and combined.
Mazda is known for its sleek and stylish design, catching eyes and turning heads wherever it goes. The athletic sculpting of the car’s body elicits luxury in motion. LED headlamps and LED fog lamps are seamlessly integrated with the signature mesh front grille. The aerodynamic design is enhanced by inlets in the front bumper to redirect air along the front tires. The rear of the vehicle remains classic, only amending the taillights and exhaust tips. Depending on the trim level, you’ll get either 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels.
Although only subtle changes were made to the exterior design, the interior unleashes a whole new world of luxurious possibility. The Signature trim is filled with high-quality materials like premium leather and real wood accents. The seats are made of finely crafted leather over newly redesigned contoured seats to hug the curves of the body, making you feel right at home. The signature also comes with heated front and rear seats to keep you as cozy as possible during the chillier months.
Enjoy all of the wonderful technology fitted within the Mazda6. Starting this summer, all of the Mazda6 models will come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Any models purchased earlier in 2018 will be eligible for a retrofit.
Some of the best technology features of the Signature trim are the 11 speaker Bose audio upgrade, satellite radio, in-car navigation, auto-dimming interior and driver’s side mirrors, a customizable seven-inch instrument and information display paired with a few straightforward analog instruments, and the model’s first 360-degree camera system.
The windshield display is now positioned higher to be more usable for taller drivers and the display is vibrant and clearly visible even in bright sunlight. Along with this upgrade comes an eight-inch touchscreen display with a knob controller in the center console with shortcut buttons and volume control. Easily store all of your devices in a bin in the front of the center console and keep them all charged up with two USB/media ports, a 120-volt outlet, an SD card slot, and an analog auxiliary input.
A low-speed front collision system with automatic braking is standard on the Sport trim, though a more complete suite of safety and driver aid technology is also available on the Sport and comes standard on all the other trim levels. This safety package includes full-speed adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic headlights, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
All of the beautiful and useful features of the all-new 2018 Mazda6 make it the perfect marriage between passion and sensibility, emotion and rationality, practicality and luxury. It makes the perfect choice for the modern driver who wants the compactness and convenience of a sedan. Drive around the city in style and enjoy all of the features within while you get the power and performance that just makes sense. When you are looking for Mazda cars for sale, seek out the new Mazda6 and take it for a test drive today. You won’t want to settle for anything less.