Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-G 2.5 Review
Sexy 6

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
19 May 2013

Introduction, Exterior

Mention the number six and more likely than not, your mind would conjure up images of the sexy fem bot from Battlestar Galactica. And like the bot that shares its namesake, the new Mazda is quite a looker though much less insidious.



By now the first generation Mazda 6 is looking dated but it did set the tone for the design language of its descendants. The second generation incorporated even more swooping exaggerated lines of the first to great effect.

Mazda now infuses its Kodo design language into the 6’s latest form that it hopes will give the new sedan a dynamic visual identity.

On first impression, the new car has a well-proportioned front fascia that carries with it a certain air of elegance. This is complimented by the flared shoulder lines that give this sedan a muscular stance.

This aggressive profile is, according to Mazda’s designer Akira Tamatani, supposed to give the car the character of a predator in attack mode. 

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Engine Capacity 2488cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Bore x Stroke (89.0 x 100.0)mm
Power 187bhp @ 5700rpm
Torque 250Nm @ 3250rpm
Power to Weight 129.5 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 221 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.2 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4865 x 1840 x 1450) mm
Wheelbase 2830 mm
Turning Circle 5.6 metres
Kerb Weight 1444 kg
Boot Capacity 438 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs