|New car price||:||₱1,845,000|
|Body Type||:||Wagon (Estate)|
Learn about the Mazda 6 2018 Philippines wagon in this full-scale review which covers the latest price, specs, interior and more.
The 6 wagon was initially introduced by Mazda in the Philippines at Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2015. Since then, it has gone through three generations and the 2018 model is spirited-designed, more stylish, functional and powerful than ever in order to grab Pinoys’ fondness.
Actually, the Mazda6 is offered in two body configurations in our shores. However, today, the wagon model will be the guest of honor in our Mazda 6 2018 Philippines review.
The 6 wagon was initially introduced by Mazda in the Philippines at Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2015
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In wagon guise, the car of Japan is as pretty as a picture, to be frank. Mazda’s signature KODO – Soul of Motion, obviously, needs no introduction. Enclosing this wagon and the sedan version for comparison, without angle wasted from bumper to bumper, the wagon is somewhat more handsome than the saloon.
Now, just take a close look at the Mazda 6 exterior to feel its beauty.
In wagon guise, the 2018 Mazda 6 exterior is as pretty as a picture
Mazda’s signature KODO – Soul of Motion
The wagon is somewhat more handsome than the saloon
Mazda 6’s outstanding exterior tweaks
True to form, the 2018 Mazda 6 interior is what of a typical Mazda. In the event this 6 is not your first model from Mazda, you’ll feel familiar with every bit. Meanwhile, if this car is entirely new to you, just park yourself inside longer to discover this “room.”
True to form, the Mazda 6 interior is what of a typical Mazda
Leather seats here are snug and supportive. Other than that, every ride will become more comfortable with the paddle knee bolster which can also help you brace yourself when turning corners. By the way, we can strengthen that the 6 cabin is all for driver’s comfort. Once you are fixed in the driver’s seat, the controls will immediately fall into your clutches and every access to all functions is very natural. Besides, if the tiller in the previous 6 is quite small, the unit in the current model has been well resized and is perfect for your hands.
The steering wheel in the current model has been well resized and is perfect for your hands
Referring to infotainment system, the Mazda Connect system has gone with three generations of Mazda 6 without alterations. And this seems a trouble since many users have never been able to successfully turn it off. In fact, there is no way to switch off the audio system manually even when the A/C is already off, barring muting the music then turn off the ignition. Thankfully, the A/C system is cool and Bose speakers make pleasing sound.
The Mazda Connect system has gone with three generations of Mazda 6 without alterations
As for storing stuff, the boot of the Mazda 6 is fairly spacious with a volume of 506 liters. Better still, with the grand hatch opening and seats folded, it’ll open up a cavernous 1648L cargo area.
The boot of the Mazda 6 is fairly spacious with a volume of 506 liters
Similar to the sedan, the Mazda 6 station wagon is motivated by a 2.5L Skyactiv-G direct injection engine producing 187 PS at 5,700 rpm and 250 Nm at 3,250 rpm. It’s certain some of you may wonder whether the body configuration exerts influence on the car performance, yet the wagon’s ride and handling are not outdone by the sedan.
The Mazda 6 station wagon is motivated by a 2.5L Skyactiv-G direct injection engine
Normal and Sport are two driving modes available in the 2018 Mazda 6. While the normal mode is tranquil, the Sport one promises to give you more exciting driving experience.
In terms of fuel consumption, it sips fuel at around 7.0 km/l.
Nonetheless, when you top out the power band of 2,000 rpm, the engine will emit a V6-like howl. To tell the truth, there are only four cylinders in front, but you may puzzle if there are two cylinders more. Apart from that, we cannot be sure if the set of 19-inch tires will help the car survive obstacles on the roads.
In terms of fuel consumption, it sips fuel at around 7.0 km/l
With regards to Mazda 6 cost, its price tag is quite exorbitant. If last year, it was pegged at P1,845,000, this year’s price is P235,000 higher. The reason might be that the car manufacturer of Japan wants to set the bar higher for it in station wagon segment.
|Mazda 6 Sports Wagon 2.5 SkyActiv-G AT||₱1,845,000|
|Mazda 6 Sports Wagon 2.5 SkyActiv-G AT Soul Red||₱1,861,800|
|Name||Mazda 6 wagon 2018|
|Transmission||SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Overall Length||4,805 mm|
|Overall Width||1,840 mm|
|Overall Height||1,480 mm|
|Front Tread||1,595 mm|
|Rear Tread||1,585 mm|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.6 m|
|Minimum Curb Weight||1,444 kg|
|Engine & Drivertrain|
|Type||In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||89.0 x 100.0 mm|
|Fuel System||Direct Injection|
|Recommended Fuel||95 RON or above|
|Maximum Output||187 PS @ 5,700 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||250 Nm @ 3,250 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L|
|Transmission Type||6-Speed Automatic|
|Final Gear Ratio||4.056|
|Type||Rack and Pinion|
|Power Steering Type||
|Brakes & Suspension|
|Front Brakes||Ventilated Discs|
|Rear Brakes||Solid Discs|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Driver's & Front Seats||8-Way Power Seat w/ 2 Memory & Lumbar Support, w/ Seat Back Pockets|
|Passenger Seats||60:40 Split fold-down Mechanism w/ Center Armrest|
|Rear Seats||Center Armrest|
|Steering Wheel Controls||
|Shift Knob||Leather Wrapped w/ Sport Mode|
|Meter Set||w/ Multi-Dot Display|
|Bluetooth® Hands-Free System||Standard|
|Back-up Monitor System||Standard|
|Front Air Conditioner||Automatic Dual-Zone|
|Rear Air Conditioner||Rear Ventilation Louvres|
|Push Start / Stop Button||Standard|
|Power Windows||One-Touch Up/Down (Driver, Passenger, & Rear)|
|Tires & Wheels||225/45R19 w/ 19 x 7-1/2J Aluminum Wheels|
|Wipers||Time Adjustable w/ Rain Sensor|
|Headlamps||Adaptive LED Headlamp|
|Front Fog Lamps||Standard|
|Electric Glass Sunroof||Standard|
|Power Folding Side Mirrors||Standard|
|Exhaust Tail Pipe||Dual|
|Rear Combination Lamp||Standard|
Ultimately, the Mazda 6 2018 Philippines is actually an impressive and strong mid-sized offering from the Japanese car manufacturer, with a nice look and feel, not to mention a brand image to pull it off. For 2018, it’s still value-for-money.
The Mazda 6 2018 Philippines is actually an impressive and strong mid-sized offering from the Japanese car manufacturer
So, if you are hunting for a superb wagon with such a touch of class, put this Mazda 6 on your wishlist. It would certainly a better replacement for the 3 hatch.