With a fresh, updated cabin, a minor facelift, and a brand-new 250-horsepower (186-kilowatt) turbocharged engine, the Mazda6 gets a new lease on life for the 2018 model year. But it also gets a bit pricier, too. The base Mazda6 Sport now starts at $21,950 with a manual transmission, and $23,000 with an automatic. Opt for the range-topping Signature model, and the 6 stretches out to nearly $35,000. Thankfully, even with all the option boxes ticked on the Mazda configurator, it doesn’t get much pricier from there.

The most expensive Mazda6 will only set you back $37,340 (including the $840 destination fee) – that’s for a fully loaded Signature model with all the option and accessory boxes ticked. Admittedly, Mazda doesn’t offer much in the way of options. With a total of eight exterior colors to choose from, three of them ask an additional price. Soul Red Crystal metallic is the most expensive option ($595), while Machine Gray metallic is another $300, and Snowflake White Pearl is just $200. Sonic Silver, Titanium Flash, Blue Reflex, Deep Crystal Blue, and Jet Black are all available at no extra cost.

2018 Mazda6 Configurator
2018 Mazda6 Configurator

In the cabin, buyers can choose from just two options – Deep Chestnut Nappa leather, or Parchment Nappa leather. Both come at no additional cost. Only when you get into the accessories department do things start to get a bit pricier.

If you want your 6 to have Mazda Mobile Start app compatibility, it will set you back $550. A rear cargo net is another $50, wheel locks are $55, a carpeted cargo mat is $75, and rear bumper guards, door sill trim plates, and all-weather floor mats are another $125. All these accessories combined total $1,105. Without any of these accessories (and the optional Soul Red Crystal metallic paint), the Mazda6 can be had for as little as $36,235.

Even more enticing at that price is the new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. It produces the aforementioned 250 hp and a full 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic with sport mode. Unfortunately, Mazda doesn’t pair its more powerful engine with a manual gearbox; if you want a six-speed manual shifter, you’ll have to opt for the base Sport package with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine developing just 187 hp (139 kW) and 186 lb-ft (252 Nm).

Source: Mazda

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