In this review...
- Engine & Performance
1. Mazda 6 2018 Philippines: Introduction
The Mazda 6 wagon hit our shores for the first time at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show. Presently, the third-generation Mazda 6 wagon 2018 is more stylish, spirited-designed and insightful than ever to grab attention of maximum car hunters in the Philippines.
In the country, the Mazda 6 is available in both sedan and wagon body configurations
So, in this Mazda 6 wagon 2018 Philippines review, let’s find out together what the Mazda 6 has to offer.
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2. Mazda 6 2018 Philippines: Exterior
Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion needs no introduction. Even in wagon guise, to be honest, the all new Mazda 6 2018 is incredibly beautiful. Feasting your eyes upon this vehicle and feasibly you could not take them off of it and then wonder whether it is handsome than the sedan version, from bumper to bumper. There is absolutely no angle wasted.
Now, have a look at this alluring wagon.
The 6 wagon also features Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion
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3. Mazda 6 2018 Philippines: Interior
Stepping inside, we are welcomed by a typical Mazda cabin. If this is not your first Mazda, everything inside still feels intuitive. Otherwise, if the 6 is completely new to you, that feel will last longer.
Leather seats are both supportive and snug. Besides, the padded knee bolster is a remarkable feature in every Mazda, including the said car, which makes your daily rides so comfy. Not only that, it is also easy to brace yourself when taking corners.
Once you’re fixed in the driver’s seat, all controls fall into your clutches and access to the functions is relatively natural. As for the steering wheel, while the predecessor’s tiller is somewhat small, it’s perfectly sized and good to hold on this model.
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Stepping inside, we are welcomed by a typical Mazda cabin
The steering wheel is perfectly sized and good to hold on this model
Mazda Connect system has been undergoing generations, but it remains unaltered. Worse still, some Mazda users are never able to find the way to turn it off. Even when you’ve already turned off the AC, there is no way to stop the audio system manually but muting the music then turning the ignition off. Anyway, the Bose speakers emit good sound and the AC is cool enough.
Mazda Connect system has been undergoing generations
Loading a large piece of luggage in the trunk and you can test the cargo space. To see the result, take home a 6 wagon and have a try. It will not let you down.
Loading a large piece of luggage in the trunk and you can test the cargo space
4. Mazda 6 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
Like the sedan model, the Mazda 6 wagon 2018 is armed with the same high-efficiency 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G direct injection engine. Some of you might have been puzzled over how the wagon body configuration affects the car performance. However, its ride and handling is almost no different when compared to the sedan.
Despite the size and weight, the 6 performance still leaves you with mouth agape and in awe. No matter where it goes, it let you maneuver accordingly.
The all new Mazda 6 2018 is available in two driving modes: normal and sport. Once you find the default mode a little bit tranquil, shift to sport status to enjoy more fun-to-drive driving experience. At that time, you should expect an average fuel consumption of 7.0 km/L.
The Mazda 6 wagon 2018 is armed with the same high-efficiency 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G direct injection engine
The 6 performance still leaves you with mouth agape and in awe
Nevertheless, as you hit the power band of around 2,000 rpm, you may hear a V6-like howl coming from the hood when the mid-size wagon rockets towards. In actual fact, there’re only 4 cylinders in front, yet you will ponder whether there are 2 more.
In addition, we also constantly brood about the set of 45-series 19-inch tires. Although low profile does not influence the ride comfort, better still, they will shield the passengers from potholes and ruts; we are not sure how it can survive serious obstacles in the path.
5. Mazda 6 2018 Price in the Philippines
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Mazda 6 2.5 Sedan||P1,795,000||P1,950,000||P155,000|
|Mazda 6 2.5 Wagon||P1,845,000||P2,080,000||P235,000|
|Mazda 6 2.2 D Sedan||P1,985,000||P2,150,000||P165,000|
Look at the table above and you can see the changes in the prices of the Mazda 6 2018. Our wagon witnessed the sharpest growth in price across the lineup. This partially proves the attraction of this guys in our market during 2017 that forces the brand to push up it price (setting the bar higher for the wagon in its class).
6. Mazda 6 2018 Specs in the Philippines
|Name||Mazda 6 wagon 2018|
|Transmission||SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Overall Length||4,805 mm|
|Overall Width||1,840 mm|
|Overall Height||1,480 mm|
|Front Tread||1,595 mm|
|Rear Tread||1,585 mm|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.6 m|
|Minimum Curb Weight||1,444 kg|
|Engine & Drivertrain|
|Type||In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||89.0 x 100.0 mm|
|Fuel System||Direct Injection|
|Recommended Fuel||95 RON or above|
|Maximum Output||187 PS @ 5,700 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||250 Nm @ 3,250 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L|
|Transmission Type||6-Speed Automatic|
|Final Gear Ratio||4.056|
|Type||Rack and Pinion|
|Power Steering Type||
|Brakes & Suspension|
|Front Brakes||Ventilated Discs|
|Rear Brakes||Solid Discs|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Driver's & Front Seats||8-Way Power Seat w/ 2 Memory & Lumbar Support, w/ Seat Back Pockets|
|Passenger Seats||60:40 Split fold-down Mechanism w/ Center Armrest|
|Rear Seats||Center Armrest|
|Steering Wheel Controls||
|Shift Knob||Leather Wrapped w/ Sport Mode|
|Meter Set||w/ Multi-Dot Display|
|Bluetooth® Hands-Free System||Standard|
|Back-up Monitor System||Standard|
|Front Air Conditioner||Automatic Dual-Zone|
|Rear Air Conditioner||Rear Ventilation Louvres|
|Push Start / Stop Button||Standard|
|Power Windows||One-Touch Up/Down (Driver, Passenger, & Rear)|
|Tires & Wheels||225/45R19 w/ 19 x 7-1/2J Aluminum Wheels|
|Wipers||Time Adjustable w/ Rain Sensor|
|Headlamps||Adaptive LED Headlamp|
|Front Fog Lamps||Standard|
|Electric Glass Sunroof||Standard|
|Power Folding Side Mirrors||Standard|
|Exhaust Tail Pipe||Dual|
|Rear Combination Lamp||Standard|
7. Mazda 6 2018 Philippines: Verdict
At the end of the day, what do you make of the Mazda 6 wagon? Use your imagination! Driving the car every day is no less than an act of joy and comfort.
With a key fob, get in it every morning and unlock the doors by pressing a button on the door handle, slide in, step on the brakes and start the car. Connect your phone to the audio system to enjoy music, switch the electronic parking brake on, shift in Drive and now, you’re off.
On rainy days, sensors will automatically active the headlamps and wipers. In case you go astray near the broken paint lines, a rumbling warning will nudge you to back to your lane while the steering wheel will give some resistance. All of these features, in spite of being a bit disconcerting at the beginning, you will finally be used to them.
Driving the Mazda 6 wagon 2018 every day is no less than an act of joy and comfort
So now, will the Mazda 6 2018 Philippines be on your wishlist to replace the Mazda3 hatch at least?