The base price reflects a $305 increase over the 2015 Mazda 6. The base model is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Equipped with a six-speed automatic, the 2016 Mazda 6 Sport starts at $23,815, reflecting a $100 price increase over the comparable 2015 model. The price includes shipping.
The top-of-the-line 2016 Mazda Grand Touring model starts at $31,015, with shipping.
Changes for the 2016 model year include a modest exterior face-lift that includes a new front grille and new exterior colors. An electronic parking brake, upgraded center console and manual passenger seat lifter round out the list of new standard equipment.
The engines and transmissions carry over from the previous year.
All three Mazda 6 trim levels are equipped with the 184-horsepower 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine.
Edmunds says: Despite the price increase and the upgrades, the 2016 Mazda 6 still manages to undercut the big players in this segment, including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.