2014 Mazda 6 Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Mazda 6 - Road Test Specs

2014 Mazda 6 Sedan

(2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$30,290
Options on test vehicleBlue Reflex Mica; MRCC + FOW Package ($900 -- includes Mazda radar cruise control, forward obstruction warning)
As-tested MSRP$31,190
Assembly locationHofu, Japan
North American parts content (%)5


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,488/152
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)13.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,200 (soft redline on tachometer)
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)184 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)185 @ 3,250
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=3.552, II=2.022, III=1.452, IV=1.0,V=0.708, VI=0.599
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.812


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5
Tire make and modelDunlop SP Sport 5000
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP225/45R19 front and rear
Wheel size19-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front11.7-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.9-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.8
0-45 mph (sec.)4.9
0-60 mph (sec.)7.6
0-75 mph (sec.)11.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.7 @ 88.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.3
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.0
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.9
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.8
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 87.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON63.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.81
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.6
@ Full throttle (dB)73.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.8
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,200

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAchieves perfect amount of wheelspin off the line using power braking. Carries the spin a decent distance without shifting to 2nd as well. The 1-2 shift is quick, the others less so but always smooth. Manual shifting, via paddles or lever, proved no quicker. Will hold gears to 6,200 rpm rev limiter. Blips throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsLong pedal travel but reassuringly firm feel. Noticed brake odor by third stop. Well-controlled pitch but no lateral wiggle. First stop was shortest at 128 feet. Sixth and final stop was longest at 133 feet.
Handling commentsSkid Pad: Thought the chassis would be more receptive to drop-throttle tuck-in. It works to some extent, but for the most part once the 6 starts to push, it keeps pushing. Steering, at least, gives good feedback. Slalom: Steering is precise, natural, with a weighting that's on the heavy side. The suspension feels taut. There's some body roll, yes, but it's not excessive. The overly intrusive stability control system holds the 6 back from getting a better time. Get too aggressive with steering and it starts to add brakes, which ruins the run. Drive more slowly to stay below the ESC intervention point and you simply get a slower time.

Testing Conditions

Test date4/2/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,120
Temperature (°F)67.6
Relative humidity (%)46.8
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)6.2 mph
Odometer (mi.)4,965
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)26 city/38 highway/30 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)27.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.4
Driving range (mi.)623.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionBose 11-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with subwoofer
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack and generic aux jack
Satellite radioStandard with 4-month trial subscription
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard with traffic 5.8-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard rear cross-traffic detection
Blind-spot detectionStandard
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Driver coaching displayReal-time and average fuel economy display

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,232
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,287
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)191.5
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)57.1
Wheelbase (in.)111.4
Track, front (in.)62.8
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Headroom, rear (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.5
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.8
GVWR (lbs.)4,228
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)996
Ground clearance (in.)6.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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