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2001 Mazda 626 Sedan

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Mazda 626 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Mazda 626

  • A bland, bread-and-butter sedan that's not big enough for families and not sporty enough for enthusiasts.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp steering and handling, simple interior design, V6 engine can be ordered with manual transmission.

  • Cons

    Styling that could still use more excitement, shortage of horsepower, side airbags not available on all models.

  • What's New for 2001

    The 626's interior gains a new modular audio system, a new rear deck with child safety-seat anchors and an internal emergency trunk release. Mazda has also made EZ-Kool glass standard on all models and side airbags a stand-alone option on models with a V6 and automatic transmissions. All 626s are now 50-state emission compliant.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


A good car overall

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

From an appearance standpoint, this generation has the best lines compared to previous 626s, and the interior has an inviting look to it, plus it's roomy and comfortable with a great stereo. If you want a car full of high- tech toys, you'll be disappointed. The luxury/power features this model has (ES-V6) have been in luxury cars since the '80s. Reliability is good, except the radiator needed replacement @ 110K. I've heard complaints about the transmission but so far I've had no issues with it @ 156K. The V-6 runs horribly on 87 octane, it needs at least 89. I'm getting clunking from the rear suspension, most likely bushings/struts needs replacing.




Mazda 626es

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Outstanding reliability for 8 years. We did all the preventative maintenance as scheduled and changed oil every 5,000 miles. Fun to drive; responsive. Great Bose sound system. Still a great car after all these years.




My car

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

First front wheel drive I have ever owned, excellent in snow and ice...I am so impressed!!




Not a bad car at

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Vehicle: 2001 Mazda 626 ES-V6 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Very reliable and no problems at all in first 15 months of ownership. My only complaints are a very whimpy V6 (165 hp) that uses premium gas, and stereo has bad reception and sound for a Bose system. Main problem is antenna built in rear window. Aside from those issues it is a very nice car and well built.



Full 2001 Mazda 626 Review

What's New for 2001

The 626's interior gains a new modular audio system, a new rear deck with child safety-seat anchors and an internal emergency trunk release. Mazda has also made EZ-Kool glass standard on all models and side airbags a stand-alone option on models with a V6 and automatic transmissions. All 626s are now 50-state emission compliant.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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