Exciting news folks, the new 2023 Mazda 6 is ready to adopt a stronger platform, a new engine layout, and rear-wheel drive for the first time. According to reports, the forthcoming sedan will use the company’s Skyactiv-X sort-of-compression-ignition gasoline technology that is connected to the 48-volt hybrid system. Thanks to hybrid technology, it should deliver at least 350 horsepower.
The regular model starts at $25,270, while Mazda 6 Signature tops the range at $36,695. The Hyundai Sonata, Kia K5, and Subaru Legacy are less expensive models. However, the Toyota Camry starts out higher, and it also offers a hybrid variant as well.
Is Mazda 6 a Good Car?
The answer is yes. The new batch of renderings is available, and we have a pretty good image of how this sedan will look like. First of all, the new model will borrow plenty of cues from Mazda’s Vision Coupe concept. It features the same Mazda’s seductive design language and popular KODO styling.
There’s a cohesive quality to the shapes, lines, and proportions, giving the impression of a premium look. On the other side, the manufacturer keeps the traditional look with an attractive grille and standard LED headlights. Interestingly, at the back, the new sedan features revised LED taillights and a dual exhaust system. Alongside the standard model, we should also expect the Carbon Edition, which brings stylish 19-inch alloy wheels with a metallic black finish and Polymetal Gray exterior paint.
Best in Class Cabin
Despite younger rivals, the 2023 Mazda 6 still offers one of the best interiors in its class. This model features a clean design, impressive materials, and upscale decor. Rear legroom of 38.7 inches seems good, but 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space is not so impressive.
The infotainment system of the 8-inch display seems outdated because many rivals are offering much larger displays. Along, you’ll get as standard equipment Dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth phone/audio, two USB ports, 6-speaker audio setup, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
2023 Mazda 6 Powertrain Specs
The engine department will also get some changes as well. The basic engine that is available choosing Sport and Touring is a 2.5-liter/4-cylinder developing 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Unusually for the class, this unit comes with a cylinder deactivation feature to help save fuel. Its fuel economy rate is 29 mpg with regular gasoline. Interestingly, a turbo 2.5-liter/4-cylinder engine that produces 250 horses will be replaced with a new hybrid system.
From what we heard, the Mazda 6 will incorporate the company’s Skyactiv-X sort-of-compression-ignition gasoline technology and 48-volt hybrid system. We’ve expected this combination to deliver at 350 horsepower. Both engines should come with a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as the sole configuration.
Release Date and Price
There is a huge chance that the 2023 Mazda 6 will be on sale by the end of 2022. Unlike before, the new model will receive a couple of changes. First of all, the upcoming sedan will ride on the new platform, and it should deploy a new hybrid system as well.
The current Mazda 6 Sport has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $25,270, including destination. However, we expect the hybrid variant to cost at least $5000 more than the regular variant.