Mazda Rolls Out Mid-Year Updates for 2017.5 Mazda6 for Same Pricing
Model years are odd things, sometimes. They help us to categorize vehicles and pinpoint when certain things are added to or removed from vehicles, but sometimes the automaker wants to make significant changes before it’s quite time to roll out the next year.
With that in mind, Mazda has announced the coming of the 2017.5 Mazda6.
As the brand’s mid-size passenger car, the Mazda6 has been losing ground against the rising popularity of crossovers, so Mazda said that the updates are to bolster the sedan with a repackaging.
Before we begin, the 2017.5 Mazda6 is coming at the same MSRP as the 2017 version, so starting at $21,945. More specific pricing is on this chart from Mazda (note: “MT” stands for “manual transmission” and “AT” stands for “automatic transmission”).
So, here are the specific changes. The base Sport trim is adding standard Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, while the Touring trim level gets available leather seats and an eight-way power driver’s seat for its Touring Premium Package, as well as newly standard navigation and heated front seats.
These are in addition to the brand’s improvements which it has been adding on a more or less rolling basis, including better sound insulation, available Nappa leather seating, G-Vectoring Control, and the brand’s newest trademark color of Machine Gray Metallic.
Otherwise, the Mazda6 remains the same as in the 2017 model year (which you can peruse in much more detail with our model overview).
The 2017.5 Mazda6 will start hitting dealerships in October.