– Mazda 6 Test Drive & Review

Mazda’s 6 sedan, redesigned for 2009 with a big boost in power, visited the Roadfly office for a week. We first tested the Mazda 6 in California back in 2009. The car has received some minor updates and is still one of the funnest sport sedans in the mid-size car category.

The new(ish) 6 is quick (0-60 in 6.7 sec.), gets decent fuel economy, and has the enthusiast-preferred shift pattern for its 6-speed automatic. (pull down for upshifts, push up for downshifts).

In the family sedan category, it’s easily the sportiest choice out of the box. However, you can no longer get a manual transmission with the V6, and there is no longer a Mazdaspeed6 in production.

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Vehicle: 2011 Mazda6

Base Price: $27,000

Price as tested: $28,305

Engine: 3.7L DOHC V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Horsepower: 272 @ 6,250 rpm

Torque: 269 lb.-ft @ 4,250 rpm

0-60 MPH: 6.7 sec. (est)

Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles (vehicle), 5 years/60,000 miles (powertrain)

Fuel Economy: 18 city / 27 highway MPG –

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