2009 Mazda Mazda6 - Road Test Specs

2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan

(3.7L V6 6-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2009
MakeMazda
ModelMazda6
Styles Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$28,930
Options on test vehicleMoonroof and Bose Package ($1,760)
As-tested MSRP$30,690
Drivetrain
Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine type60-degree V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,726cc (227 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)272 @ 6,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)269 @ 4,250
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.148, II = 2.370, III = 1.555, IV = 1.154, V = 0.859, VI =0.685 , FD = 3.329, R = 3.393
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeEngine-speed-proportional hydraulic-assist rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.2:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelHXMXM4
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/45ZR18 94W
Tire size, rearP235/45ZR18 94W
Wheel size18 by 8.0 inches front -- 18 by 8.0 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear11.0-inch disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.6 @ 96.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.1
@ Full throttle (dB)80.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.1
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsBest run: Mild brake torque, moderate wheelspin through 1st gear. Manual shift mode required or trans will upshift to kill wheelspin. Engine makes ample power but isn't as smooth or quiet as a Toyota V6.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsModerate fade at pedal (softer with each run) despite relatively consistent stopping distances. Not a stellar performance overall.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsOn the skid pad, manageable body roll. Steering lacks feel at the limit. Still, better than many competitors. Slalom, adequate steering feedback and response for the segment, but not as good as expected from a Mazda.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)82
Wind (mph, direction)2.6 SW
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/25 highway/20 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,547
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,593
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62 / 38
Length (in.)193.7
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)109.8
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)38.0
Headroom, front (in.)39.4 (38.1 with moonroof)
Headroom, rear (in.)37.3 (same with moonroof)
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.6
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard tire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemBlind-spot warning
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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