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2010 Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring Plus Review

Fun Family Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a Kona Blue 2010 Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring Plus

In short: A full-size family sedan with a powerful punch.

Don't let the expanded dimensions of the new Mazda 6 fool you — this full-size family sedan still packs a powerful punch. With 170 horsepower coursing through its efficient I4 engine, this muscular Mazda can zoom-zoom from 0-60 in a respectable 6.3 seconds. However, as its beefed-up size indicates, the Mazda 6 is about more than just sporty performance and acceleration; it offers the type of comfort and convenience that families need. In an obvious nod to passengers who don't share Dad's need for speed, the Mazda 6 provides a sophisticated ride that is smooth and quiet without ever being boring. The sedan's refined handling is complemented by an equally advanced interior design, which is available with options such as an in-dash trip computer, Bluetooth audio and phone integration, and a blind spot monitoring system.

Read a review of the 2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile "bumper-to-bumper" warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance

Base Price: $23,750 / As tested: $25,030

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.5 liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine with VVT
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Curb weight:
3,309 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.8 in
Length/Width/Height: 193.7/72.4/57.9 in
Turning circle: 35.4 ft

4-wheel disc brakes; ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution

Suspension: independent front and rear

traction control system; dynamic stability control

0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds

EPA City:
21 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

dual front airbags; side airbags; side curtain airbags

Likes: style; value; roominess

Dislikes: Hmm...

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