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The sports wagon deserves to be driven

Now up for test is the Mazda 6 2.5L Sports Wagon that deserves to be driven. Once seated at the helm of the driver’s seat, setting the desired driving position was made easy with electric powered knobs plus seat memory. As always, the diameter and the feel of the leather wrapped steering wheel had a great feel, with the right size.

All the switches and knobs are within reach and seem to be in the proper locations, even the lever for the bonnet and petrol was in an angle that could be seen when seated on the driver seat. When inside the cabin, the head, leg and elbow room was of abundance, it could fit five adult size Filipinos comfortably with height adjustable headrests for all, to prevent whiplash in case of a collision or simply to rest your head in a road trip. The leather interior created a higher level of class and the dark shade of choice made blemishes invincible.  Dual front, side and curtain airbags are included as standard and for the stow compartments they are strategically located inside the cabin for a clutter free interior. The multi-dot instrument cluster keeps the driver not only informed of the vehicles condition but also keeps the driver awake in day and night journeys with the bright lights illuminated from the cluster. The automatic dual zone climate control air-conditioning with rear ventilation louvers and the more than listening pleasure top dash mounted audio system with AM, FM, CD, MP3, WMA, AAC, AUX+USB and TFT color display wired to eleven speakers strategically located inside the cabin can keep the occupants cool and stress free. A Navi system comes with the vehicle but having a separate app would be best, especially when driving in the suburbs.
To start the Mazda 6 2.5L Sports Wagon was simple since this variant had the push start system, just step on the brake pedal then push the start button located near the right side of the steering wheel. If the brake pedal was not depressed and the start button was pressed the accessory slot will be activated and the radio could be operated. On this variant front and rear parking sensors with rear camera are standard that could aid and prevent collision when parking. To activate the parking brakes simply flip the electronic switch. The Mazda 6 2.5L Sports Wagon was pulled by a SKYACTIV G 2488cc DOHC 4-inline 16-valve petrol engine that can produce 185hp/5,700rpm and a maximum torque of 250nm/3,250rpm bolted on to a smooth shifting gate type 6-speed SKYACTIV Drive automatic transmission with sport mode, paddle shift and floor shift manual mode. Whether driving in or out of town the power produced by the engine was sufficient for daily and hyper use with hardly any delay in engine response. To gain further fuel economy a Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system combined with the i-STOP idling stop system are standard that can achieve better mileage by at least 10 percent. Stopping capability was achieved with front ventilated disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes with ABS and EBD. While the LED brake lights are quick to glow to further warn the vehicle behind. The ride was firm yet comfortable and when taking a turn at extra-legal speeds the grip of the OEM 225/45 R19 tires mounted on 19 inch alloy wheels kept the vehicle on track with very minimal body roll and the assistance from the dynamic stability control, now with G-vectoring that makes the driver feel great in every corner, which is available on this model. This Mazda 6 2.5L Sports Wagon compared to the sedan variant has a shorter wheelbase and overall length which makes it very nimble, more so if the driver enjoys real driving. As always, it is a great pleasure to test drive a Mazda.

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1 comment

  • Who-Wan

    Wow!!! "the engine can produce 185hp". pwede kaya humarurot eto nang ganyang kabilis sa edsa? considering na sardinas na ang katao at kadaming sasakyan sa Manila? Ang daming promo at daming bagong gagandang sasakyan sa PInas pero palala pa rin nang palala ang traffic. It's more fun in the Philippines :)

    Who-Wan Friday, 16 June 2017 00:33 Comment Link

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