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2018 Mazda6 Signature Turbocharged

Written by Marco Carvajal

The 2018 Mazda6 Signature is a beautiful mid-size sedan with impressive value and performance

The luxury look of the Mazda6 doesn’t match its low price, starting at only $23,000 to a top price of $32,750 for the Signature trim.  The Mazda6 feels much more expensive, I think it is a bargain.

The 2018 Mazda6 Signature is the top trim level of the Mazda 6 lineup and it comes with many improvements in appearance and driving performance. I enjoy the enhanced sophisticated beautiful exterior look, and the matching luxury details of its interior. As I enter the cabin of the Mazda6 I can feel the excitement and pleasure of driving a beautiful and fresh luxury car. The luxury interior is enhanced with new seats with high-density, vibration-absorbing urethane foam to improve comfort in the cabin. Thicker and stronger steel in the floor for less noise inside the cabin.

The Mazda6 Signature is more luxurious than most mid-size sedans on the same price range. This is a great alternative for buyers of sedans who want luxury premium style at a lower price.

In general in most Mazda vehicles the top trims Grand Touring or Signature models have been selling more than twice as expected by Mazda, giving inspiration to create more luxury cars, including this flagship sedan Mazda6, receiving improvements and a more luxury Signature trim level on the new 2018 version,

It features a new turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 310 pounds per foot of torque.

The new suspension has been completely re-engineered for better driving performance. The Signature is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission. The only model available with manual transmission is the entry base model, the Sport.

The 2018 Mazda6 Signature is equipped with 19-inch wheels, automatic headlamps, automatic windshield wipers, LED fog lights, automatic high beams, a rear spoiler, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a speed-warning road sign reader and leather upholstery.

Highlights

MPG: City 23 / HWY 31
HP 250
TRQ 310
SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Gasoline Turbo Engine
Power Moonroof
New Grille Design
Heated Side Mirrors
New Rear and Front Parking Sensors
Standard MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system display with 8-inch full color touchscreen
BOSE 11-speaker surround sound system
New 360 View Monitor

There are 5 different versions available for the Mazda6 lineup:

  • Sport
  • Touring
  • Grand Touring
  • Grand Touring Reserve, and
  • Signature

The Sport is the Mazda6 base model starting at $21,950 with manual transmission or $23,000 with automatic transmission.

The top of the line is the Mazda6 signature at $34,750.

The Sport is available on a manual or automatic transmission, the other models are only available with automatic transmission.

Model Approximate Price
2018 Mazda6 Signature Starting at $34,750

The cargo space of the trunk is 14.8 cubic feet, which is slightly smaller than the average sedan on its class.

Performance

The 2018 Mazda 6 Signature has a responsive engine that offers strong acceleration and power with its 250 hp engine.

The suspension makes the drive very smooth, while the transmission shift and gets adapted to the driver’s driving style.

It has the ability to maintain a gear to redirect or make aggressive downshifts while braking. The G-Vectoring software and the new suspension, helps to direct the Mazda6 towards the exit of difficult curves.

Security

The 2018 Mazda6 comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags in the front seat, full length side curtain airbags and active front headrests.

Rearview camera, automatic emergency notification and rear parking sensors are also standard.

Also available blind spot monitoring with advanced cross-traffic alert and advanced collision mitigation, a lane-keeping assistance system, automatic high beams and frontal collision warning to make it a very safe car on the road.

Conclusion

The 2018 Mazda 6 Signature is a great car to own and drive. Beautiful, fast and powerful.

Priced around 34K plus, it is a great value. It feels much more expensive. The Mazda6 feels very competitive against those luxury brands.  It has a beautiful interior and exterior. This sedan is ideal for drivers with enthusiasm behind the wheel, for those who can enjoy a sense of competence and safety inside a luxury machine.

The 2018 Mazda6 Signature includes newly premium features technologies, like the turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine and authentic materials like Deep Chestnut Nappa leather, UltraSuede NU, Japanese Sen wood. The 250 HP engine is fast and responsive enough for most city roads and highways. Mazda’s efforts to offer new technologies at a low price have been successful on the Mazda6 Signature.

The steering wheel responds to every movement of your hands efficiently. The suspension feels great smooth and soft. The Mazda 6 can safely hold any speed. New leader seats and a luxury interior makes you love it even more, and all of this for less than $35,000.

2018 Mazda6

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