Mazda 6 was first introduced in 2013 with a sole variant which is the sedan. Eventually, the sports wagon was added into the Japanese brand’s lineup. In July 2019, the Sports Wagon model received a new facelift and a more powerful engine.
The Mazda 6 Sports Wagon follows the brand’s Kodo design philosophy that applies a more sensual and minimalist aesthetic. Up front is a mesh designed grille flanked with Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) and LED Running Lamps. It also features rain sensing wipers.
Adding to the appeal of the Mazda 6 Sports Wagon are an electric glass sunroof and its 19" Aluminum Alloy wheels. On the rear are halogen lamps.
Inside the Mazda 6 Sports Wagon are equally compelling, premium finishes. Seats are wrapped in deep chestnut Nappa Leather with Senwood Accents. It comes with 10-Way Power Adjustable Seat with Ventilation & Memory and 6-Way Power Adjustable Seat with Ventilation for the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, respectively. The rear seats come with a 60:40 split fold-down mechanism, a center armrest, and two USB ports.
On the sleek and straightforward dashboard are a front windshield projected active driving display HUD and a 7"LCD Display Meter Set.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mazda 6 Sports Wagon comes with a slew of tech and safety features. In terms of entertainment, the primary highlight is the Mazda Connect system which can be accessed through an 8-inch Touchscreen LCD Monitor. It comes with a USB port, a Bluetooth Hands-Free system, and Smartphone Mirroring capabilities. Audio comes out of an 11-Speaker BOSE Sound System.
Among its many safety features are a Push Start and Stop Button that goes with the Smart Keyless Entry System, an Anti-Lock Braking System with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Front & Rear Parking Sensors, and a 360° Rear View Camera. Some special safety features on the Sports Wagon include the i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System, Blindspot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.
Platform & Chassis
The five-door wagon rides on a Mazda GJ Platform. Suspension comes in the form of McPherson Strut in front and Multi-Link for the rear. Its stopping power comes from Ventilated Discs in front and Solid Discs at the rear which are activated through an electric parking brake with auto brake hold.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the Mazda 6 Sports Wagon is a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 In-line, 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16-Valves gasoline engine. It is coupled with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the front wheels. It can produce 187 hp, 252 Nm of torque.
The engine also comes with a Sport Mode Drive Selection and Mazda’s signature G-Vectoring Control Plus technology.