This years 2014 Los Angeles Auto show featured many updates and amongst them were Mazda’s Japanese offerings, with more than three world premieres, featuring the 2016 Mazda CX3 – CX5 and 6 which all go on sale in 2016.
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The interior of the new 2016 Mazda 6 looks a class above most Japanese offerings, and truly emits luxury from every corner. It is still unclear how materials would feel, but from the pictures everything seems upscale, and very ergonomic. We don’t however like where Mazda decided to place the Start/stop engine button, which is all the way on top of the dashboard next to the nav screen.
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The changes made to the CX-5 and the Mazda 6 go alongside the rest of the newer model updates, with bolder styling, pronounced grilles and new bumpers. A bigger color range was added for you to choose from, and revised headlights and tail lights to go along with the new bodywork.
The new 2016 Mazda 6 was complemented by the quality of the materials offered in the interior, while the CX-5 got electronic parking brakes, a metallic finish trim and Mazda’s latest Connect infotainment system. While the Mazda 6 got a bit more updates with a revised instrument panel design, and an improved standalone infotainment screen setup.
Power for the 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes from a 2.0 Liter 4 banger which produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque and a 2.5 Liter four cylinder engine good for 184 hp and 185 pound-feet of torque both mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
While the 2016 Mazda 6 gets the 2.5 liter four cylinder engine with the same power rating and transmission options available.