A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is a luxurious alternative to the everyday family sedan. It has decent fuel economy with an upscale look on both the inside and the outside. The vehicle also handles well on the highway and is comfortable to ride in.

Key Features

The vehicle is available in a four or six cylinder engine, depending on how much horsepower you are looking for. It has a 2.5 liter engine with a of a six speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is also available. Depending on the engine, it has 168hp to 272hp. The four cylinder will provide you with 21 mpg with city driving and 30 mpg on the highway. The V6 will get you 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, keyless entry, Sirius Satellite radio, and Dynamic Stability Control come standard in the Mazda 6.

Changes for 2012

There were no changes for the 2012 Mazda 6.

What We Like

The Mazda 6 is more of a fun family sedan when compared to its competitors. The manual transmission gives it a sportier feel and the keyless start is a nice feature as well.

What Concerns Us

Once you have more than two people in the vehicle, the Mazda 6 is becomes a little more sluggish than its competitors. When purchasing this vehicle, you will have to decide between more horsepower or better fuel economy.

Available Models

The Mazda 6 comes in the iSport, iTouring, and iGrand Touring models. They come with the same engine choices, transmission, and fuel economy, but the biggest difference is the features. The iGrand Touring has heated seats and Bluetooth, where the iTouring has Bluetooth, and the iSport has neither of these.

Major Recalls

The vehicle was recalled in 2014 due to spiders being able to create a web in the evaporative canister vent hose. If this happens, it could cause a blockage and a negative amount of pressure to the fuel tank. The negative pressure can create cracks resulting in a fuel leak. The Mazda 6 was recalled in 2013 due to the door latch mounting screws coming loose. The vibration of the vehicle could cause the latch to come off and the door to open while going down the road.

Common Issues

Common complaints among consumers was the electrical system having numerous problems, headlights going out for no reason and having to replace headlights often.

Mazda Mazda6 2012 Interior


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