Everybody out there raise your hands if the Mazda6 has ever been on your shopping list for a midsize sedan. If your hands remained at your sides, maybe you ought to give some serious thought to changing that. Built on a dedicated assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan, the third-generation Mazda6 will get a moderate redo for 2020 and will encompass no less than five trim levels. Turbocharged horsepower will be offered in some of the model ranges, along with an escalating level of driver-friendly technology and occupant comfort.
Mazda6 selections for 2020 begin with the Mazda6 Sport, which comes as standard with such niceties as radar cruise control, smart braking with pedestrian avoidance capability, land departure and the Mazda Connect infotainment system that includes Bluetooth. Step up to the Mazda6 Touring and you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a power moonroof. Up next, the Mazda6 Grand Touring comes standard with a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-T turbocharged engine that produces up to 250hp. The range climaxes with the Mazda6 Signature that combines the turbo engine with interior leather, suede and wood trim treatments. Not everyone may always remember it, but Mazda has been in business since 1920, been in the United States since 1970, and has scored some thrusts of success with its innovations in Wankel-cycle engines, the RX-7 sports car and the adorable Miata, now officially known as the MX-5. That’s a proud history.