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2007 MAZDA6 OFFERS STRONG PERFORMANCE, TERRIFIC HANDLING AND GREAT STYLE

2007 mazda6 When Mazda launched the MAZDA 6 four years ago, it set new standards in the mid-size sports sedan segment. As a vehicle that married sports performance with refinement and practicality, it has proven to be a huge sales success and picked up nearly 100 awards globally for automotive excellence. Its unparalleled performance, reliable handling, sleek look and affordability also made it a favorite with consumers. The 2007 MAZDA 6 is no exception.

For 2007, the MAZDA 6 Sports Sedan gets even better with a standard Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control and side airbags with side curtains on all models and trims. In addition, a new Sport VE (Value Edition) model is added to the lineup to give consumers a high-value package with all the most popular equipment in the Sport model, but at an even more affordable price point.

MAZDA 6 is available in three body styles: Sports Sedan, Sport Wagon and 5-Door. It’s the most extensive line-up in the mid-size category and all three body styles benefit from the 2007 upgrades. Whether it’s the sleek lines of the road hugging MAZDA 6 sports sedan, the functionality and style of the only mid-size 5-Door available in the U.S., or the performance and versatile cargo capacity of the MAZDA 6 Sport Wagon, the 2007 MAZDA 6 lineup fits every active lifestyle.

“The MAZDA 6 has staked its claim as a premier sports sedan, and the improvements for 2007 further emphasize that advantage over the competition,” says Eiji Oyama, MAZDA 6 vehicle line manager for Mazda North American Operations. “With the choice of a four-cylinder or V6 engine and independent front and rear suspension with stabilizer bars, MAZDA 6 delivers one of the sportiest driving experiences in its class.”

A top-of-the-line MAZDASPEED 6 sedan was released in 2006. Powered by a direct-injection turbocharged and intercooled 270-horsepower four-cylinder engine, the MAZDASPEED 6 offers all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.

ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE ACROSS THE RANGE

The range-topping 3.0-liter V6 engine has been noted for its strong performance and refinement, producing 212 horsepower (at 6,000 rpm) and 197 lb-ft torque (at 5,000 rpm). The V6 engine is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or six-speed Sport A/T automatic with manual shift. The MAZDA 6 is in the only vehicle in the class to be offered with a six-speed automatic transmission. The wide number of ratios improves performance, drivability, smoothness and gas mileage. The tall top gear also improves comfort and quietness on the freeway, while a short first gear gives aggressive off-the-line performance. These are all examples of MAZDA 6 ’s sports-first philosophy.

The 2.3-liter four-cylinder (I-4) engine used on the MAZDA 6i models produces 156 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. This highly sophisticated engine uses an aluminium block and head (like the V6 engine) and double overhead camshafts with 16 valves for excellent engine breathing and smooth revving. Smoothness and refinement are enhanced by the use of a balance shaft, helping make this four-cylinder engine almost as smooth as a reliable six-cylinder unit.

The 2.3-liter engine is specified with Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) equipment in the five states that require California emissions (CA, NH, MA, NY and VT). This makes the 2.3-liter engine 90-percent cleaner than the average new car. Evaporative emissions are completely eliminated by re-engineering the exhaust plumbing, repositioning the first catalytic converter and eco-friendly Electronic Control Unit (ECU) programming.

All i models are fitted as standard with a five-speed manual gearbox, but available with a five-speed Sport A/T automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The extra gear ratio improves acceleration, cruising refinement and fuel economy.

Safety improvements for the 2007 MAZDA 6 include as standard an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Traction Control and side airbags with side curtains on all models and trims. ABS helps to cut stopping distances, allowing drivers to steer when braking hard, and to minimize the chance of skids. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) automatically balances front-to-rear braking forces, irrespective of the vehicle’s load. Electronic traction control, which minimizes wheel spin in poor weather or slippery conditions, is standard across the range.

Secondary safety features include Triple-H body construction, which gives superb strength to the unitary construction body, front and rear side door beams, three-point seat belts for all five occupants, dual front air bags, and front and rear whiplash-reducing head restraints. Side air bags and side-curtain bags are standard on all models apart from the entry level iversion, on which they’re optional.

The keyless entry has remote locking/unlocking, automatic opening and closing of the front windows, a trunk release and a panic button.

RELIABLE HANDLING

Double wishbone front suspension and ‘E’ type multi-link rear suspension give the 2007 MAZDA 6 superb wheel control for excellent handling and ride. The wide track and standard stabilizer bars reduce roll and improve driver response. A long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs further improve stability.

The power-assisted rack and pinion steering has a very quick ratio – only 2.54 turns lock to lock – to improve handling nimbleness and ensure driver involvement. Yet its variable assistance means it is light and easy to use at parking speed, while firming up at higher speeds to give full feedback from the front wheels to the driver’s palms.

MAZDA 6 is quite unlike the other midsize sedans against which it competes. While they prioritize a ride that removes occupants from feeling the road, Mazda’s engineers knew that their customers would place a higher priority on inclusion than isolation. The MAZDA 6 is proof of that commitment to driving fun.

A GREAT LOOKING CAR LOOKS SPORTY IN ALL CONDITIONS

The exterior of the MAZDA 6 is athletic and bold. The sharp styling is accented with a sport grille on some models and angular headlamps across the range. The headlamps on the i Sport model uses dark gray bezels. MAZDA 6 Grand Touring models offers High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps for superior illumination and lower maintenance. Fog lamps are incorporated into the front spoiler, while side sills highlight the “hug-the-road” quality of the MAZDA 6 ’s style. A trunk spoiler is standard on Grand Touring models and all 5-Doors.

Available 18-inch wheels on the s Grand Touring model further improves the sporty appearance, while maintaining traction and road holding.

With the 2007 model year also come two new exterior colors – Smokestone (sedan and wagon only) and Violet Gray.

SPORT INSPIRATION CONTINUES INSIDE

The essence of the MAZDA 6 is performance, and the design, inside and out, reinforces that impression. The MAZDA 6 includes specially-designed front seats on all models for greater comfort and support. The center console’s dark gray surface uses a separate piano-black radio/CD face with restyled switches.

The sporty interior uses a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, offering tilt and telescopic adjustments along with fingertip cruise and audio controls. Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel and engine temperature gauges, as well as a digital readout for the outside air temperature.

While the MAZDA 6 is clearly a driver’s car, it is spacious enough to fit five adults comfortably. A six-speaker integrated AM/FM/CD sound system is standard on all cars, while all models offer an optional in-dash six-disc CD change, an MP3 player or a MiniDisc player. A 200-watt BOSE ® sound system comprising of an in-dash six-disc CD changer, four 25-watt speakers, a tweeter mounted in the A-pillar of each front door, a 100-watt subwoofer and an amplifier comes standard on Grand Touring models.

The latest in limited voice-command DVD satellite navigation is available on the Grand Touring models.

BUILT TO CATER TO ALL TASTES

The MAZDA 6 Sports Sedan is fully equipped no matter which trim level a buyer may choose. Entry i models are equipped with automatic headlight shut off, dual power color-keyed mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers, rear window defogger, air conditioning, and power windows and door locks. From the outside, i models are recognized by their black mesh grilles and 16” wheels with 205/60R-16 tires.

Sport models include all this equipment and add an eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle, side airbags and air curtains, and a perimeter anti-theft alarm. On the outside, 17” alloy wheels with 215/50R-17 tires are fitted, along with a body-color sport grille, fog lights in the lower front bumper, side-sill extensions and a rear wing spoiler.

New for 2007, MAZDA 6 adds a new high-value Sport VE model. Sport VE adds many popular features to the Sport model, including 17-inch alloy wheels, sport grille, side sills, power driver’s seat, 6-disc CD changer and leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle.

5-DOOR AND SPORT WAGON MAINTAIN SPORTY SPIRIT

Externally, the MAZDA 6 Sport Wagon and 5-Door models differ from each other — and the sedan — only from the B-pillar back. The 5-Door is geared toward customers who want a sports sedan with increased cargo space. The Sport Wagon appeals to those who want even more space and versatility.

All MAZDA 6 5-Doors come standard with a Sport Package and all come fitted with a rear wiper/washer. The 5-Door is a far cry from the unattractive design usually associated with hatchbacks. The slope of the 5-Door’s roofline to the rear decklid is gradual instead of the typical flat hatch, giving the 5-Door a coupe-like grace.

The rear liftgate opens to reveal a vast covered cargo area with 22.0 cubic feet of space, nearly 50-percent more than the sedan’s. Cargo space more than doubles when the rear seats are folded, providing 58.7 cubic feet of space. Rear 60/40 split seats fold with the pull of a lever, and there is no need to remove the head rests for a near-flat cargo floor. The expansive liftgate opening ensures that oddly shaped items, difficult to fit in the trunk of a sedan, can easily be accommodated. Options to stow items in the 5-Door include cargo tie-downs and additional storage available in two hidden compartments located in the side panels.

The MAZDA 6 Sport Wagon also has the soul of a sports car, and provides multi-faceted cargo options. It rivals some SUVs with its impressive cargo capacity, but trumps them all with its sporty driving character. The rear compartment boasts 33.7 cubic feet with the rear seats up and a generous 60.4 cubic feet when folded. The second-row seats also fold easily with the touch of a lever located near the tailgate. And again, there is no need to remove the headrests for a near-flat load floor. Tie-downs, a retractable cargo cover shade and a barrier-type net that emerges from the floor and attaches to the roof interior, all come standard.

All 2007 Mazdas come with a roadside assistance program. With a call to a toll-free number, owners can access roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, a comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile warranty covers every part on the vehicle except those subject to normal wear. Also, all 2007 models receive a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited-mileage corrosion warranty.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

Effective Date: April 3, 2007
 
     
               
4-DOOR SEDAN     SUGGESTED    
          RETAIL    
TRIM       PRICE **    
i SPORT 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION $ 19,130    
i SPORT 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 20,030    
i SPORT VALUE EDITION 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 19,730    
i SPORT VALUE EDITION 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 20,630    
i TOURING 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 21,620    
i TOURING 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 22,520    
i GRAND TOURING 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 23,190    
i GRAND TOURING 2.3L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 24,090    
s SPORT VALUE EDITION 3.0L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 22,190    
s SPORT VALUE EDITION 3.0L ENGINE WITH 6-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 23,140    
s TOURING 3.0L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 24,180    
s TOURING 3.0L ENGINE WITH 6-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 25,130    
s GRAND TOURING 3.0L ENGINE WITH 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION 26,050    
s GRAND TOURING 3.0L ENGINE WITH 6-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 27,000    
           
CODE DESCRIPTION   APPLICATION      
NV1 Navigation   GRAND TOURING 2,000    
CE2 CAL Emissions Equipment (1) All (req. CA, MA, ME, NY, VT) 100    
           
CODE DESCRIPTION   APPLICATION***      
CAP Chrome Appearance Package (2) All $ 350    
CAS Cassette Player   All 200    
CDC MP3/CD Changer, In-Dash 6-Disc SPORT 500    
CGN Cargo Net   All 40    
CGT Cargo Tray   All 50    
CTO Cargo Tray and Organizer All (Includes CGT) 150    
DEG Door Edge Guards (Color-Keyed) All 100    
FDS Fuel-Filler Door, Pearl Satin All (Not available with FLD) 100    
FLD Fuel-Filler Door, Bright Chrome All (Not available with FDS) 100    
FLA Floor Mats, All-Weather   All 78    
MND Moonroof Wind Deflector TOURING/GT 60    
MRC Compass/Auto Dim Mirror SPORT/SPORT VE/TOURING (N/A w/ MRH) 200    
MRH Compass/Auto Dim Mirror with Homelink SPORT/SPORT VE/TOURING (N/A w/ MRC) 275    
RSE Remote Engine Start   All (Requires Automatic Transmission) 350    
RSP Rear Lip Spoiler   SPORT/SPORT VE/TOURING (N/A w/ RSW) 420    
RSW Rear Wing Spoiler   SPORT/SPORT VE/TOURING (N/A w/ RSP) 325    
SAT SIRIUS® Satellite Radio w/ 6-month Subscription All (N/A in Alaska and Hawaii) 430    
SPG Sport Grille   SPORT 100    
SSA Alarm Shock Sensor Upgrade GT 60    
WLK Wheel Locks   SPORT VE/TOURING/GT 50    
               
         
(1)
CE2 = CAL Emissions Equipment is required for 5 states (CA, MA, ME, NY, VT). The CAL emissions level is based on powertrain:
  2.3L Engine with 5-Speed Manual Transmission has LEV Emissions      
  2.3L Engine with 5-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission has PZEV Emissions      
  3.0L Engine with 5-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission has ULEV Emissions      
               
         
(2)
Chrome Appearance Package (CAP): Chrome side protector moldings, and chrome rear finisher.      
               
*
Dealer Invoice Price is the price to Dealer of vehicle only, including dealer holdback allowance and uniform marketing charge.  
  Dealer Invoice Price does not include Destination Charge, State and Local Taxes or Fees or any other charges.      
**
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, including Dealer Preparation and Check Up required by Manufacturer.      
  Vehicle M.S.R.P. does not include Destination Charge $595.00 (Alaska $680.00), State and Local Taxes or Fees or any other charges.  
***
Dealers should verify Accessory availability on eMDCS Vehicle Request Index.      
               
             
    Trim Level Equipment:        
    Sport model features: side air bags/side air curtains, 4 wheel disc anti-lock brakes w/traction control, 205/60 R16 tires,  
    16″ steel wheels, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, AM/FM/CD stereo    
    Sport Value Edition model adds: 215/50 R17 tires, 17″ alloy wheels, body color sport grille, side sills, power driver’s seat  
    6CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle, black trimmed tail lamp bezel and headlamp housing
    Touring model adds: Power sliding glass moonroof with interior sunshade, leather-trimmed seating surfaces,heated driver/passenger seats, and heated door mirrors  
     
     
    Grand Touring model adds: rear wing spoiler, HID head lamps, fog lamps, 215/45 R18 tires & 18″ alloy wheels (V6), 200 watt Bose®audio system w/ 7 speakers, electroluminescent gauges, automatic climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror withHomelink®, and anti-theft perimeter alarm
   
   
               
    NOTES:
Carpeted floor mats are standard on all models.

Source: Mazda

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