Even though dealerships arenít allowed to legally display the window sticker for the 2014 Mazda6 until the New Year, it appears that the sedan will be rated at 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Since the new Mazda6 is a 2014 model year vehicle, dealerships are prohibited from selling the vehicle until 2013 even though many are sitting at local dealerships right now. The Japanese automaker is hoping to take advantage of high holiday foot traffic at dealerships, ideally enticing potential car shoppers to make a return trip on January 2nd to snag themselves a new Mazda6.
As for the fuel economy figures, that would place the Mazda6 in a tie with the class-leading 2013 Nissan Altima equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder SkyActiv powerplant will be rated at 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque and buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
We also know that the Mazda6 diesel will make its way to America later on next year, though no fuel economy figures are available yet for that model.
Good for Mazda, but the question still begging, how long will Mazda be selling cars in the US?
Suzuki left the US market selling about 23,000 cars in total and this was going on for several years since their fall from 2008. Mitsubishi sells double that currently. Mazda as a brand has sold more than 10 times what Suzuki did. So...Mazda isn't in much danger is the sales numbers are any indication, just stagnating in its current position. Mazda has actually been rather consistent sitting in the 250K range.
Currently the brands I see in bigger danger than Mazda in the US market are these. Mitsubishi, Smart, Jaguar and Volvo. Smart particularly because the fortwo's sales are so woeful that the unloved Scion xD is a better seller. If you're wondering why I mentioned Volvo, its because this brand would be doing only slightly better than Jaguar if they had no S60(accounts for 1/3rd of its sales) or XC60(1/4th). The car that's supposed to get volume for them, the S40 is missing from the lineup.
1986 MX-73 Cressida 5M-GE 290,000+ kms - SOLD (1986-2013)
2004 GD-67 Impreza EJ25 230,000+ kms - new daily
Couldn't wait for a FT-86...
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The title is not quite accurate as it is a tie with the Altima. We have got 37 mpg at 70-75 and it is not fully broke in yet. I am a fan of new tech. It will have to be at least as quiet and comfy or much cheaper than a comparable Altima for me to consider it.
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