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$448 — $10,220 USED
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5 Seats
24 MPG
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2001 Mazda Millenia Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Millenia gets new front and rear styling and several new interior features as Mazda tries to generate more interest in its slow-selling “near-luxury” sedan.

When the Millenia was on the drawing board in Mazda’s planned luxury division, it was intended to compete with Lexus and Infiniti. By the time the Millenia arrived as a 1995 model, those plans were scrapped and it became the top-of-the-line Mazda model.

Exterior
New front and rear fascias, hood, front bumper and fenders, headlights and taillights with twin round reflectors give the Millenia a fresh appearance and add nearly 2 inches to the overall length, now 192 inches. The front-drive Millenia is about 5 inches longer than Mazda’s 626 sedan and rides a 108-inch wheelbase — 3 inches longer than the 626’s.

Interior
A new electronic gauge cluster provides an entertaining welcome for the driver. When the ignition is turned on, luminescent red needles light up first, followed by white gauge graphics. Other new features include a two-tone color scheme and a new center console with four cupholders and a padded armrest.

The Millenia is a five-passenger sedan, though four will be much more comfortable because the rear seat isn’t wide enough to hold three adults. All models come with a long list of standard amenities, including leather upholstery.

Under the Hood
The base model uses the same 170-horsepower 2.5-liter V-6 engine as the 626 sedan, and it won’t win many drag races in the larger, heavier Millenia. The ...

Vehicle Overview
The Millenia gets new front and rear styling and several new interior features as Mazda tries to generate more interest in its slow-selling “near-luxury” sedan.

When the Millenia was on the drawing board in Mazda’s planned luxury division, it was intended to compete with Lexus and Infiniti. By the time the Millenia arrived as a 1995 model, those plans were scrapped and it became the top-of-the-line Mazda model.

Exterior
New front and rear fascias, hood, front bumper and fenders, headlights and taillights with twin round reflectors give the Millenia a fresh appearance and add nearly 2 inches to the overall length, now 192 inches. The front-drive Millenia is about 5 inches longer than Mazda’s 626 sedan and rides a 108-inch wheelbase — 3 inches longer than the 626’s.

Interior
A new electronic gauge cluster provides an entertaining welcome for the driver. When the ignition is turned on, luminescent red needles light up first, followed by white gauge graphics. Other new features include a two-tone color scheme and a new center console with four cupholders and a padded armrest.

The Millenia is a five-passenger sedan, though four will be much more comfortable because the rear seat isn’t wide enough to hold three adults. All models come with a long list of standard amenities, including leather upholstery.

Under the Hood
The base model uses the same 170-horsepower 2.5-liter V-6 engine as the 626 sedan, and it won’t win many drag races in the larger, heavier Millenia. The S model comes with a supercharged, 2.3-liter V-6, which Mazda calls a Miller-cycle engine. Despite its smaller displacement, this engine packs 210 hp and delivers impressive acceleration.

All models come with a four-speed automatic transmission and antilock brakes. Traction control is optional on the base model and standard on the S. Both models also have standard side-impact airbags for the front seats.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
13 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(4.0)

Value for money with Luxury !!

by Nick from Chicago, IL on January 6, 2015

Using this car from last 6 months. Very happy with the comfort and overall looks. Bought it used in less value. The only concern is its fuel economy other than that its a win-win situation. Handling :... Read full review

(5.0)

best car ive ever had

by speed racer from pomona, ca on May 22, 2013

I came to route 66 motors and I found exactly what I was looking for and in a great price range, I couldn't be any happier with my car an the fast, and great professional customer service I got over ... Read full review

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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 Millenia 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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