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 Grand Touring Reserve. [Photo: Mazda]

Grand Touring Reserve: $32,590 (+$2,500 over Grand Touring)

In place of the GT Premium package you used to get on 2017 Mazda 6 models, now there’s a separate trim level. Called Grand Touring Reserve, this trim level adds on to the Grand Touring’s features with more creature comforts. For instance, you get silver-finish 19-inch alloy wheels, a different style of LED headlights, chrome trim on the lower bumper, and a windshield wiper de-icer. Those headlights also swivel when you turn the wheel, thanks to an adaptive front-lighting system.

Grand Touring Reserve models still pack that 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower (on premium fuel) and 310 lb-ft of torque. All turbocharged models come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, you get leather seats, instead of leatherette in the Touring and Grand Touring or cloth seats in the Sport. You get an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with a memory function for two drivers. Mazda also includes a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, as well as heated rear seats.

No packages are available on the Grand Touring Reserve. To fully spec out your 2018 Mazda 6, you’ll have to spend $3,090 and upgrade to the ultimate trim level: the Signature.