2018 Mazda 6 TFL Expert Buyer’s Guide – Now You’re Playing with Turbo Power

2018 Mazda 6 TFL Expert Buyer's Guide
2018 Mazda 6 Touring. [Photo: Mazda]

Touring: From $26,590 (+$3,750 over Sport M/T)

In addition to the Sport’s features, the Touring adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Smart Brake Support – which works at faster speeds than Smart City Brake Support, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and Lane Keep Assist.

The Touring also houses the naturally-aspirated version of Mazda’s 2.5-liter engine with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This time, though, you can only get the six-speed automatic transmission. Once again, it features cylinder deactivation, which is only available on automatic models with the non-turbo 2.5-liter engine.

In addition to the 19-inch wheels, exterior features include automatic on/off headlights with High Beam Control and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Inside, you get rear air conditioning vents, unlike in the Sport, leatherette seats and Mazda’s Advanced Keyless Entry system. The Advanced Keyless Entry allows you to walk up and unlock the car by pressing a button on the driver’s door. You also get heated front seats and a rear center armrest with two extra USB charging ports.

There are no package options on the Touring model.