Four trim levels are offered: SV, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Two new engines power the entire range, and each is available within the four levels. A 2.5L 4-cylinder delivers 170 hp and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic with manual shift capability. Models powered by the 4-cylinder engine get the "i" designation. Those bearing an "s" designation get their power from a 3.7L, 272-hp V6, which is a significant 60-hp boost from the 3.0L it replaces. This engine comes from Mazda's popular Mazda CX-9 crossover. A 6-speed automatic with manual mode is the only transmission available.
The SV trim offers only the 4-cylinder and comfort and convenience features include tilt/telescopic steering with stereo controls, air conditioning with cabin filtration, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a split-folding rear seat, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo, 17-inch alloy wheels and a theft-deterrent system.
Sport trim adds the optional V6, as well as cruise control, a digital media interface, and keyless entry. Stepping up to Touring adds an 8-way power driver seat, keyless entry and starting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch alloys and fog lights. Finally, in Grand Touring trim, the Mazda6 gets leather seating with heated front seats and power on the passenger side, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth handsfree phone link, heated mirrors, automatic Xenon headlights, automatic windshield washers, a universal garage door opener and a blind spot indicator.
Popular options abound on the Mazda6, though they are reserved only for Touring and Grand Touring models. On these, the Moonroof & Bose Package adds premium 10-speaker surround sound, a 6-disc CD changer, SIRIUS satellite radio and one-touch open moonroof. On Touring trim, the Convenience Package includes dual zone climate control, Bluetooth, blind spot monitoring, upgraded interior and more. A navigation system is available as well.
All Mazda6 sedans come loaded with standard safety features like electronic stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual front, front side, and curtain side airbags, active head restraints, and a tire pressure monitor.