The 2019 Mazda 6 will be around sometime soon, considering that 2019 itself is only a few days away. But the turn of a model year is the perfect time to buy an outgoing model of a car if you’re into buying off of the lot, meaning even 2019 isn’t too late to talk about a vehicle with 2018 in its name.
So, what do you want to know about the 2018 Mazda 6 Signature trim?
(Full disclosure: Mazda loaned us a 2018 Mazda 6 Signature trim for the week. It came with a tank full of gas.)
We had some time with the 2018 Mazda 6 and its 250-horsepower turbocharged engine earlier this year, but more time in a car is never a bad thing and neither is more time to answer your questions. The car I’m in for the week is the Mazda 6 Signature trim, which is Mazda’s highest trim level and is rated at 227 HP on regular gas and 250 HP on premium.
While the Mazda 6 has an option for a six-speed manual, that transmission is only on its lowest trim—the Sport label with 187 HP that starts at $23,000. This car and its 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo only come paired with an automatic, and the window sticker on this Mazda 6 is $36,440.
After a quick drive around the block to get the photo above, the Mazda 6 feels bigger inside than it looks on the outside. (Perhaps that’s because I just drove a Miata for a week, though.) The car has an electric height adjuster on the seat, making it feel like it has a decent ride height for a sedan. It’s also surprisingly quiet when it starts up, and the interior is simple but feels expensive.
All of that comes from about five minutes of observation, though, and I’ve got a week with the car. So, whether you’ve read our past ramblings and reviews on the 2018 Mazda 6 or not, what would you like to know about it?