2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential

The Bad

  • Pending further review

Notable Features of the 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6

  • Turbocharged 274-hp four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual
  • Mazdaspeed styling cues

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
High performance is no stranger to the Mazda brand, which issues the rotary-engine RX-8 sports car and has offered specially tuned editions of the MX-5 Miata roadster. For 2006, the automaker's Mazda6 sedan got the performance treatment. Because it was just introduced, Mazda says it made no significant changes to the 2007 model.

Emanating from the company's Mazdaspeed division, the Mazdaspeed6 sedan contains a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that operates with direct gasoline injection and whips up 274 horsepower. Mazda insists it has circumvented the usual disadvantages of turbocharging: poor low-end and mid-range torque. The single-scroll turbo delivers most of its 15-psi boost starting at approximately 2,500 rpm. The automaker says a specially tuned exhaust note is both subtle and aggressive.

The Mazdaspeed6 comes in base Sport and Grand Touring models. An Active Torque Split all-wheel-drive system adjusts front/rear torque distribution between 100/0 and 50/50 based on real-time steering angle, yaw rate, lateral G-force and engine status data. The all-wheel-drive system can choose between Normal, Sports and Snow modes. The RX-8's torque-sensing limited-slip differential is used in the Mazdaspeed6.


Exterior
An aerodynamic front bumper and lower grille section are intended to suggest the potential of the Mazdaspeed6's powertrain. An upper grille serves as the engine's air intake, directing cooled air through a duct to the turbocharge...
Vehicle Overview
High performance is no stranger to the Mazda brand, which issues the rotary-engine RX-8 sports car and has offered specially tuned editions of the MX-5 Miata roadster. For 2006, the automaker's Mazda6 sedan got the performance treatment. Because it was just introduced, Mazda says it made no significant changes to the 2007 model.

Emanating from the company's Mazdaspeed division, the Mazdaspeed6 sedan contains a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that operates with direct gasoline injection and whips up 274 horsepower. Mazda insists it has circumvented the usual disadvantages of turbocharging: poor low-end and mid-range torque. The single-scroll turbo delivers most of its 15-psi boost starting at approximately 2,500 rpm. The automaker says a specially tuned exhaust note is both subtle and aggressive.

The Mazdaspeed6 comes in base Sport and Grand Touring models. An Active Torque Split all-wheel-drive system adjusts front/rear torque distribution between 100/0 and 50/50 based on real-time steering angle, yaw rate, lateral G-force and engine status data. The all-wheel-drive system can choose between Normal, Sports and Snow modes. The RX-8's torque-sensing limited-slip differential is used in the Mazdaspeed6.


Exterior
An aerodynamic front bumper and lower grille section are intended to suggest the potential of the Mazdaspeed6's powertrain. An upper grille serves as the engine's air intake, directing cooled air through a duct to the turbocharger's intercooler. Side skirts are flared, and aluminum wheels hold 18-inch tires. The rear bumper contains a diffuser and integrated tailpipes, and a compact lip-style spoiler is installed.

Mazda says the Mazdaspeed6's torsional rigidity is 50 percent greater than that of a regular Mazda6 sedan. The Mazdaspeed6's front spring rate is 25 percent higher than usual, and its stabilizer bars are thicker. The rear cross-member has been reinforced.

The sedan's dimensions are similar to the standard Mazda6 sedan. A power sunroof is optional on the Grand Touring sedan.


Interior
Like the Mazda6, up to five occupants can fit inside the Mazdaspeed6. Both Mazdaspeed6 models feature stainless-steel scuff plates, sport-type front seats, alloy pedals and a Bose audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer. Grand Touring sedans add black leather-trimmed seat upholstery, an eight-way power driver's seat, heated mirrors and front seats, and keyless entry.

Under the Hood
Direct gasoline injection and turbocharging combine to produce 274 hp and 280 pounds-feet of torque from the Mazdaspeed6's 2.3-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed manual gearbox is installed.

Safety
Dynamic Stability Control, antilock brakes, side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard.


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What Drivers Are Saying

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(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.3)
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(4.2)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Head-Turner!

by Moto102003 from Chicago,IL on May 30, 2018

My 07 Mazda Speed6 is absoulety the shiznitt! Fast, Sexy and Great handling in the Chicago Winters. Why did they only make it for 2 yrs? Read full review

(5.0)

Owning my Dream Car

by Nabran0414 from Bedford, IN on October 6, 2017

This car is not exactly what you would expect it's a four door family car with a really bad attitude. Even though the car is an 07, it still looks like a brand new car can compete with what is being ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MazdaSpeed6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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