2017 Mazda 6 Hits Showrooms in September | Edmunds

2017 Mazda 6 Hits Showrooms in September

IRVINE, California — The improved 2017 Mazda 6 midsize sedan is bound for Mazda dealerships in September.

Pricing will be announced shortly, Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes told Edmunds.

The key changes to the 2017 Mazda 6, which targets the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata, are "in the details," Barnes said.

The car received an extensive update in 2015.

A new steering wheel is borrowed from the 2016 Mazda CX-9, and a heated steering wheel is a new option. Gauges are easier to read, and a new interior package features Nappa leather.

Also new for 2017 are heated rear seats in Grand Touring models equipped with the Premium package.

The updated Mazda 6 also adopts G-Vectoring Control, which is being introduced on the 2017 Mazda 3.

The technology improves steering responsiveness through the precise control of engine torque.

Safety updates include a new camera for the Smart City Brake Support system that expands the operating speed range for detecting pedestrians. A traffic-sign recognition system automatically recognizes road signs and alerts the driver to their presence.

All 2017 Mazda 6 sedans are equipped with a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine linked to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Edmunds says: Mazda fine-tunes the 2017 Mazda 6 in the hopes that buyers will pick it out of a crowded field of competitors.

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