2018 Mazda6 fuel economy
When you ride with Mazda, you can have power under the hood, superior handling, and impressive fuel economy all in one beautiful package. The Mazda6 is proof of that, especially with the new 2018 model. See exactly what we mean as we explore 2018 Mazda6 fuel economy.
Is the 2018 Mazda6 available with a manual transmission?
The Mazda6 is one of the few four-door sedans that actually offers a manual transmission. It’s only available on the Sport trim which means it only comes with the 2.5-liter engine, but if you’re looking for that manual thrill, it’s most definitely available on the 2018 Mazda6. The manual transmission for 2018 is a 6-speed.
Fuel-efficiency of the manual Mazda6
A decade ago, we would likely be talking about how the manual option is the most efficient option, but that is rarely the case anymore. Automatic transmission technology has improved by leaps and bounds. As such, you should only select a manual for the thrill. The 2018 Mazda6 Sport with a 2.5-liter engine and a 6-speed manual transmission gives you up to 24-city mpg and 33-highway mpg.
How efficient is the standard Mazda6 engine?
The Sport trim is available with a 6-speed automatic which also comes standard on the Touring trim. Both the Sport and the Touring trim have the same 2.5-liter engine that is capable of generating 187 horsepower. Impressively enough, when paired with that automatic transmission, these two trims can get up to 26-city mpg and 35-highway mpg.
How efficient is the turbocharged Mazda6?
If you haven’t already heard, the Mazda6 is available with an impressive turbocharged engine for 2018. It’s still 2.5 liters, but with that turbo backing it up, this engine can get up to 250 horsepower. With smart use of that turbocharger, the Mazda6 has huge gains in horsepower but only small losses in efficiency.
With the turbo, this 2.5-liter engine can get up to 23-city mpg and 31-highway mpg. It comes mated to the same 6-speed automatic transmission, and it’s standard on the top three trims. If you want turbo power and efficiency, then opt for the Grand Touring trim, Grand Touring Reserve trim, or the Signature trim.
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