Powertrain Options for the 2018 Mazda6


For those who are looking for a midsize sedan that perfectly combines both the element of power and fuel economy, then the redesigned 2018 Mazda6 might be the best pick for them. When the upgraded model of Mazda6 arrived at the Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas, the dealership owners went every direction to announce with pride that they have the best Mazda6 for sale Las Vegas.

With the strength of an added amount of power that it packs from the turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, the arsenal that it creates while whiz passing other cars make many car shoppers pause a bit to think, if this could be the one they were looking for.

The Current Powertrain Options

For the 2018 model, the Mazda6 lineup skips the obligatory hybrid or plug-in powertrains which is very much unlike other mid-size sedans of its category. Replacing them Mazda brought two responsive 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine options among which one is the turbocharged one that can either mate with a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. But for the base model Mazda even offers a manual stick shift.

What’s New for 2018?

The 2018 Mazda6 is now capable of competing with all its major rivals. The new turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine adds to the lineup much more selling potential as it can churn out 227 of horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque when paired with a six-speed automatic that is having a turbo setup. The standard engine is the naturally aspirated four-cylinder one that now features a cylinder deactivation feature with 3 units of horsepower and 1 lb-ft of torque added to the previous year model engine capability.

How it Moves and Drives

The new turbocharged engine of the 2018 Mazda6 is obviously quicker than its base version in picking up the speed of 50 to 70 mph, at a few seconds. Even the throttle was quicker than many to react with respectable acceleration time.

Fuel Efficiency of the Six-Speed SKYACTIV

With the six-speed SKYACTIV automatic transmission the all-new 2018 Mazda6 now gets a cylinder deactivation technology that can shut down two cylinders while running at a consistent speed. This 2.5T four-cylinder engine is naturally-aspirated especially when the automatic transmission is put to work. With this combination, the 2018 Mazda6 is expected to make an EPA fuel efficiency rating that counts 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

The Bottom Line

Reaching the dealership showroom that I found after I searched on the internet for the best Mazda for sale near me, I got to use the 93-octane fueled, turbocharged engine with the increased power that can shoot up a horsepower to 350 with the help of the Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. The latest turbocharged Mazda6 thus now is able to make an impressive fuel economy rating estimate from the EPA that say that it can run 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway that gets many competitors both envious and inspired.