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2014 Mazda6 Price Undercuts Rivals

Mazda has released an approximate price of its fully redesigned 2014 Mazda6. According to Mazda’s website, the midsize sedan will start at about $21,000 plus a $795 destination charge. At this price, the Mazda6 is about $700 to $1,400 more affordable than several of its key rivals, including the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. All but the Camry are fully redesigned for 2013, with the Camry last getting redone for the ... continue reading»

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Mazda May Drop V6 in Mazda6, CX-9

Recently, we’ve seen automakers like BMW replace six-cylinder engines with smaller, turbocharged four-cylinder mills in cars like the 2012 328i, 528i and the upcoming 2013 X3. Now, early reports indicate that Mazda may follow suit when it redesigns the Mazda6 and CX-9. Robert Davis, Mazda’s senior vice president of U.S. operations, spoke with Car and Driver to discuss Mazda’s Skyactiv engines, as well as what consumers can expect from the automaker in the future. “The 6 ... continue reading»

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Mazda to Stop Building Midsize Sedan in U.S.

Mazda announced Monday that it will build its next midsize car for North American shoppers in Japan in an effort to increase global manufacturing efficiencies. The Mazda6 midsize sedan is currently built in Japan, Michigan and China. The Mazda6 will continue to be built in Michigan until the end of its current cycle plan, the automaker says in a statement. "The decision was made after carefully assessing all risks and opportunities, including global needs, changing demand in North America, and ... continue reading»

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Can You Move Across the Country in a Midsize Sedan?

My 2010 Mazda Mazda6 didn’t disappoint on a lengthy road trip recently when I moved from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Arlington, Va. The nearly 1,100-mile drive gave me a great opportunity to see how much stuff I could pack in the affordable midsize sedan. The Mazda6’s interior and trunk space are enormous by midsize car standards. I have fit five adults comfortably in the car, and filling the car with my personal belongings was easy. I was ... continue reading»

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