2018 Mazda6 in Red vs 2017 Mazda6 in Gray

2018 Mazda6 vs 2017 Mazda6

When looking at new model years to see what changes have taken place, it is often helpful to compare the new model year with the old one side-by-side to properly illustrate updates and improvements. With the introduction of a new Mazda6 model, we're taking a moment to place it alongside the previous model year and showing you exactly what changes have been made for 2018. This flagship sedan is an iconic vehicle from Mazda. It has long been a favorite in the automotive market, and the new model year ushers in beneficial changes and shows Mazda is on the forefront of innovation within the automotive market.

For the 2018 model year of the Mazda6, this famous sedan sees updates to its performance equipment through the addition of new efficiency-boosting technology and a new engine option for more powerful performance. Also revised is the trim level spectrum, the new 2018 Mazda6 now offers a total of four trim levels and adds a top trim that is able to rival luxury competitors.  Other changes include a new grille design and a sleeker profile for the exterior shape. In addition, the interior cabin is further refined and simplified, making more room for comfort. 

2018 Mazda6 vs 2017 Mazda6
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L I4/SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T I4 Engine Options SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L I4
4 Trim Level Choices 3
250 horsepower Max Power Ratings 184 horsepower
Standard Cylinder-Deactivation Technology Not Available

Key Differences between the 2018 Mazda6 and 2017 Mazda6 

For the new model year, the Mazda6 saw a long list of updates. These include feature expansion, a new engine option, a new trim level, and new engine technology alongside revamps in design and layout. All-in-all, this new model year is a step towards the future of automotive technology. One of the most significant changes for this model year is the addition of a new engine option, the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T I4. This engine was previously only available in the crossover and SUV model lineup from Mazda. Now, this sedan gets the 250-horsepower, turbocharged engine as an optional upgrade in upper trim levels.  

Speaking of trim levels, the new Mazda6 sees an addition to its trim spectrum. Now available in a Signature model grade, the new Mazda6 houses a host of new materials and features that rival luxury brands and place this model above its competitors in its segment. New Nappa leather and Sen wood accents adorn a meticulously designed cabin that emphasizes sophistication and refinement. This trim level comes as an addition to the existing trim spectrum that continues to include the Sport, the Touring, and the Grand Touring trim levels from the 2017 model year.  

Another significant change for this model year is the introduction of standard cylinder-deactivation technology. This tech makes it possible for the outside two cylinders of the engine to shut down while the vehicle is operating at certain steady speeds. Then, when you need more power, the engine will automatically shift back to four-cylinder operation. This technology improves the efficiency of the Mazda6. 

You can find out more about the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2017 Mazda6 comparison by contacting us at Serra Mazda. We’ll tell you all about the new model year’s specifications and then tell you when you can expect to see this model in our showroom. You can reserve your new Mazda6 model by using our online reservation tool and then contact us for further details! 


2018 Mazda6 Exterior View in Red
2018 Mazda6 Front End View in Red
Seating View of 2018 Mazda6 in Brown Leather
View of Front Seating and Dashboard in 2018 Mazda6


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