Pricing information for the all-new 2014 Mazda 6 has been announced at its consumer site. Destination charges are included in the $21,675 price tag of the base 6 with a 2.5-liter I-4 and a six-speed manual. The 2014 model is only $155 higher than the current Mazda 6. While this is not yet the official pricing list of the 2014 range, it’s expected that the base car has a starting price of below $22,000 and that the high-level Grand Touring is priced from $30,500.
It could be assumed that the price of the Grand Touring price tag is for a car equipped with the standard 2.5-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder that can deliver 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. In GT guise, it will likely only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. The same powerplant will be used by the base car. However, buyers can choose between six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.
The added price for the Mazda 6 GT will probably go to features like larger wheels; a moonroof; heated side mirrors; automatic wipers, headlights, and climate control; leather-trimmed heated seats; a power driver’s seat; and an upgraded sound system. It’s likely that a mid-grade Touring model will be positioned between these two extremes. However, it hasn’t been announced yet what the prices are for the added 2014 Mazda 6 trims levels.
It’s also not yet known what the price is for Mazda’s new 2.2-liter turbodiesel I-4. Mazda has not yet revealed what the U.S. specifications are for the engine.
But the European version delivers 173 hp and 310 lb-ft. It will also come with sophisticated features such as blind spot warning, a backup camera, a navigation system, the Smart City Brake system, auto start/stop, and Mazda’s i-ELOOP regenerative braking system. It’s likely that Mazda will offer a technology package that puts together all of these features for an extra cost.