2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6

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$27,995

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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential

The bad:

  • Pending further review

3 trims

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Notable features

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

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed6 review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Most fun to drive 6 speed manual and AWD

This car is quick and is a lot of car for the money. I understand the maintenance needs to be kept up with since it is an AWD turbo, but it is very fun to drive.

4.9

No Doubt Sleeper With Some Flaws

The car is another Mazda Bang For The Buck. 4 bang turbo with AWD mounted with 6 speed sounds great which it is IF you can accept the following: 1. Touchy clutch... need to put gas into it before releasing clutch gradually to get a smooth take off as well as shifting other gears. 2. 6 speed is notchy and if you don't pull stick far left, you will start in 3rd gear. In 5th gear, if you don't pull the stick to far right, you downshift to 4th gear. The same equipment in 2007 Speed 3 which I owned and thus had the same experience. I bought 2007 Speed 3 first and new. Speed 6 used which had 91,000 miles. Now 118,000. 3. Heavy stearing, the touchy clutch (which can be overcome with experience) and 6 speed tranny = not a great daily car in city traffic. 4. Technically can't pull down backseats, but can be done if you removal trunk panal behind the seats and find the release for both real seats. Positive: it's a grand touring car which I use for out of town travel. Smooth in 6th gear and feels it should be at 80 mph though safer for mileage and cops if you drive at 75. Good pickup in 6th gear without having to down shift. However, small oem fuel pump doesn't allow you to step on hard to get speed. Just push gradually and the power comes where a lot of other drivers on the highway are a little shock!!

5.0

Head-Turner!

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?

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