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Mazda Mazda6 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 156 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2007 Mazda Mazda6

  • Although it gives up some power and rear passenger room to rivals in the family-car class, the sporty 2007 Mazda 6 more than compensates by offering a choice of three body styles and an extra shot of driving excitement in this typically bland, sensible segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fun to drive, slick-shifting manual transmission, smooth power delivery, attractive design inside and out, availability of hatchback and wagon body styles.

  • Cons

    Tight rear-seat accommodations, engines lack the vigor of the competition's, stability control not available.

  • What's New for 2007

    Trim levels are shuffled and changed. The Sport becomes the entry-level model, while the other trims in the 2007 Mazda 6 family are revised, with the new Sport Value Edition, Touring and Grand Touring completing the lineup. Increasing the value proposition is the addition of more safety features across the line, with front side and side curtain airbags now standard on every 6.

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Gas Mileage

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  • 21
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  • 29
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Mazda6 sedan sport 4dr sedan

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

We baught a new Mazda 6 and at first had to replace the dash. (bubled up). Then had to get a new back seat. No one had ever set in it.Speakers had to be replaced a number of times. After a month we ran low on oil. The oil light never came on. It did'nt show oil on the dip stick. No leaks. No sign of oil in the exhaust. Engine rattles when you start up. The oil light has never come on. The power stearing pump went out. My wife has the oil changed at a well known shop down town. It's always low on oil when she takes it in.My Mazda protege was a much better car.This car has been well taken care of but I think it's junk. I will never buy another Mazda or Ford. Nor will any of my family members



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4th review

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

My lease is up, so I've been looking at alternatives to buying my dark red 4-door sedan. I've looked at 20 or more new car models, but have come to the conclusion to just buy this car. I still like it, after 3 years of commuting and driving from VA to NC every couple of months. There's nothing wrong with this car and it's still very enjoyable to drive. Just wish it had audio input jack and the oil was easier to change.




Inexpensive and sporty

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car new to replace my '99 Altima. Much better looking, great handling and brakes, very comfortable and good MPG Engine not very responsive and not much torque, need to keep RPM high to get any power. Had to take it to dealer a couple of times, now it's knocking in front end, so build quality does not match Nissan. High engine RPM at highway speed, needs 6th gear, that would improve mileage as well; I get about 30 MPG in mixed driving and a bit over that on highway. But otherwise reliable and fun to drive




3rd review--'07 sedan 5 speed

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I've had my cherry red mazda6 for 2.5 years now, with 30,500 on odometer. It's been great; still fun to drive, no major mechanical or build issues (I did get the steering clunking noise fixed according to the factory service bulletin), and it still seems to be the best sedan in this price range for someone who likes to drive--not just get from point A to point B. My lease is up in September; I'd buy it then, but I'd rather have the hatchback version, so I'm actively looking for a hatchback with a manual tranny, 6 or 4 cyl engine, and a few more options than my car has, like fog lights, mooonroof and spoiler. I just can't get real excited about any of the new cars on market now.




2nd review-a year after my

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I've had my '07 Mazda6 since Sept '07, and it now has about 13000 miles. I still love it! I find excuses to go places just so I can drive it. Some owners and car authors comment about the lack of power from the 4 cyl engine, but I think it has plenty of power. I get over 30 mpg on highway (31.5 usually) and I've never been in a situation where I wished it had more power, even when climbing mountain passes in western NC. I am leasing the car; when lease is up I'm considering buying it. I recently test drove the new '09 Mazda6 and I don't like it as much as my '07; it's too big and lacks the fun-to-drive factor that the old model has. I think Mazda has screwed up with the remake of the 6.




Zoom zoom fun!

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased my 2007 Mazda6i VE 5m back in August of 2007. I love this car! The car has sporty drive and loves to hold the road. This is my second mazda I purchased a 2003 mazda protege es and also loved that car. The car does have a peppy engine for a 4 cylinder. On average I receive about 28mpg on daily driving.



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Full 2007 Mazda Mazda6 Review

What's New for 2007

Trim levels are shuffled and changed. The Sport becomes the entry-level model, while the other trims in the 2007 Mazda 6 family are revised, with the new Sport Value Edition, Touring and Grand Touring completing the lineup. Increasing the value proposition is the addition of more safety features across the line, with front side and side curtain airbags now standard on every 6.

Introduction

Back in 1979, midsize family sedans from Japan were just starting to come about. The Accord sedan had just debuted and from Toyota came the Corona. While those were rather bland, workaday sedans, Mazda took a slightly different tack with its new 626 sedan. With Euro-inspired styling, crisp performance and handling to match, the 626 had a solid identity as the sport sedan of the segment.

Nearly three decades later, the 2007 Mazda 6 (which debuted in 2003 as the 626's replacement) remains true to the 626's original mission -- to provide an entertaining drive while still offering affordable and practical family transport. Stylish design, a buttoned-down suspension and a driver-oriented cockpit characterize the 6. And while other automakers have largely abandoned midsize hatchbacks and station wagons, Mazda offers those two body styles, in addition to the sedan, in the 6 lineup.

On an open road, the 6 shines with its communicative steering and poised chassis. It's while unraveling a twisty road that the 6 distances itself from its less involving and less athletic peers. Yet it's no less affable on the highway, where it delivers as smooth and quiet a ride as anything in its class.

In a few areas, the 6 falls short of its competition, however. Rear-seat hip- and legroom aren't as generous as in most competitors, and both the base four-cylinder and the V6 are down on power. But there's still ample room for the kids back there, and remember, you can get the wagon version if you need more cargo capacity. And the 6's 3.0-liter V6 might not be as muscle-bound as a Camry's, but it's a smooth and willing performer nonetheless.

Even considering the large number of entries in this segment, the 2007 Mazda 6 is an enticing choice that offers more than just the status quo. If the idea of buying a Camry or an Accord doesn't do much for you and a VW Passat seems too expensive, this midsize Mazda could be the perfect alternative.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Mazda 6 is available as a four-door sedan, wagon or hatchback ("five-door"). Sedans and hatchbacks come in either "i" or "s" versions; the wagon comes in s trim only. The i is powered by a four-cylinder engine, while the s employs a V6. The i is offered in four trims: base Sport, Sport VE (Value Edition), Touring and Grand Touring. The Sport comes with 16-inch wheels, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a CD stereo, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, keyless entry and full power accessories. The Sport VE adds 17-inch alloys, a power driver seat and a six-disc CD changer. Upgrading to the Touring nets you a moonroof, leather seating, heated front seats and heated mirrors. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring adds xenon HID headlamps, foglamps, a rear spoiler, a premium Bose audio system, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink.

If you choose the s, it comes in the upper three trims. Equipment content mirrors the same trims on the i, with the addition of the V6 engine and, on the Grand Touring, 18-inch alloy wheels. The wagon comes just in the s version, and in the same trims as the s sedan and hatchback. With so many trim levels and their variety of equipment levels, options are few besides satellite radio, remote starting and, for the Grand Touring, a navigation system.

Powertrains and Performance

Standard on the i model is a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 156 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque. A standard five-speed manual transmission routes power to the front wheels, and a five-speed automatic is optional. The s model upgrades to a 3.0-liter V6 that makes 212 hp and 197 lb-ft. Unlike most V6-powered midsize sedans, this one can be equipped with a five-speed manual, or you can go for the optional six-speed automatic. The Mazda 6 s will run to 60 mph in about 8 seconds flat, a respectable if not blistering performance.

Safety

All Mazda 6 models come with antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability control is not available. In NHTSA crash tests, the 6 scored a perfect five stars in frontal impact testing. In IIHS frontal-offset crash testing, the Mazda earned the top rating of "Good." Side-impact testing was not conducted by either agency for a Mazda 6 with the side airbags.

Interior Design and Special Features

Inside, the 2007 Mazda 6 has a clean and contemporary design, with solid build quality and easy-to-operate controls. Most materials are attractive, but they're a step or two below in quality compared to what's found in cars like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and VW Passat. The front seats are supportive, but rear hip room and shoulder room are tight. The sedan has a 15.2-cubic-foot trunk capacity, while the hatchback boasts a 22-cubic-foot cargo hold that expands to 59 cubes with the rear seat folded down. Roomiest of all is the wagon, which offers 33.7 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 61 with the seat folded down.

Driving Impressions

Like most other Mazdas, the 6 is a thrill behind the wheel. Neither engine is exceptionally powerful, especially off the line, though the V6's smooth, quiet power delivery offsets this. The four-cylinder is also smooth, but it gets a little noisy at higher rpm. Communicative steering goes a long way toward making the 6 fun to drive, whether it's on the highway or from corner to corner on back roads. The well-sorted suspension achieves a superb balance between comfortable ride quality and athletic handling.

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Talk About The 2007 Mazda6

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sgrae
sgrae
06-19-2008
I had this problem twice; once in the summer of 2007, and again in the summer of 2008. The reason I am writing this note is to hopefully help anyone having a similar problem. Yes, it can be fixed. ?...


racefanf1
racefanf1
11-26-2007
I have a 2007 MAZDA 6 I bought new last spring. I have changed the oil 3 times since new and have 11,000 miles on the car. My 7th and last MAZDA. The engine went bad. Bad knocking. Without even l?...


riswami1
riswami1
10-16-2014
I also have a 2007 Mazda6, Value Edition with the 4 banger. That car was assembled in the USA (Flat Rock I believe). The car has 111k and has been flawless; still have the original brakes!...



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