Here in Malaysia, the Mazda6 comes in 2 variants, the 2.0 liter which is priced at RM148,000 and the 2.5 liter version which is at RM178,000. Of course, where this is concerned, the 2.0 liter version is one which comes with the baseline accessories and 16 inch tyres while the top of the range one (2.5 liter that is) gives you 18 inches tyres, bi-xenon lamps, rear spoiler, fog lamps, push-button start and stop as well as a way faster car. Of course, if it is sports you are looking for, then get this, it also comes with paddle-shifters. That is definitely a must since you are driving this machine which is powered through its inline 4 cylinder MZR engine. For that you have to be in control of the 172 horses churned out and a maximum of 228 Nm of torque. In the hood is where you get the 5 speed Activematic gear transmission which works extremely well with the S-VT (Sequential Valve Timing) and electronic throttle system.
In terms of safety features, the 6 comes equipped with the standard ABS, traction and stability control system as well as airbags which if you are to benchmark them internationally, this vehicle has been given the 5 star rating by the Euro NCAP, which is the best in its class. This car handles extremely well which is what Mazda has been pushing for in recent years. Other than that, you also get the ISOFIX child-fixes, crashable brake pedals and such all of which is to ensure that you feel comfortable when driving this car. Whichever way you see it, Mazda cars have come a long way since the 323 and 626 years and to replace them is no easy feat, and with this they definitely have reinstated their status as one of the major players in the automotive industry and to send the rest of the pack the clear message as well.