[![The new Mazda6 combines gorgeous design and potent performance. Photos Courtesy of Mazda.](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Mazda-Mazda6-hero.jpg)](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Mazda-Mazda6-hero.jpg)The new Mazda6 combines gorgeous design and potent performance. Photos Courtesy of Mazda.
The [2015 Mazda6](http://www.carsoup.com/for-sale/new/Mazda/Mazda6/ "2015 Mazda6") has a plethora of Mazda-engineered technologies and features wrapped into a stare-worthy design. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is now joined by the capacitor-based regenerative engine braking i-ELOOP system and safety-focused i-ACTIVSENSE. And its strong sweeping character lines courtesy of the Soul of Motion design language continue to turn heads.
Mazda6 is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5L is robust, producing 184 horsepower. Both the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission are available for pairing. For those who enjoy moving the gears themselves, the entry-level Sport comes equipped with the manual transmission as well as a bounty of standard features, some of which are considered premium add-ons amongst competitors. These amenities include push-button start, a tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
New standard equipment for 2015 is the addition of power windows with a one-touch up/down operation for all windows and illuminated power window switches on all doors.
The 2015 Mazda6 is available in two interior choices (Black and Sand/Almond). Exterior colors are Soul Red, Blue Reflex, Meteor Gray, Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl, Liquid Silver and, new for 2015, Deep Crystal Blue.
Base model estimated miles per gallon: 25/37. Estimated starting price: $21,190.
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