This contributes to more power at a lower rpm and makes the engine act like a much larger naturally-aspirated V6. Aside from boasting fully-laden interiors with features like leather seating, power seat adjustment, automatic climate control and cruise control among others as standard, these three Mazdas offer commendable accommodations on all rows with firm, supportive seats. They even make luggage or grocery hauling an easier chore thanks to split-fold rear seats complete with a single-action lever located in the trunk area to drop the seats down. New for 2012 There are no significant changes for the 2012 model year. The turbo engine delivers 90 percent of its peak toque at very low engine speeds, providing great acceleration from rest and when merging into fast-moving traffic.
. Rear-seat passengers enjoy ample room and even tall passengers will find much to like. Most people will probably dismiss Mazda as something only the young will understand. The backseat could accommodate three in theory, but it proved too tight for three adults and the seating position was very low. Additionally, fuel economy with the 2. The s Touring and s Grand Touring models have a 244-horsepower, 2.
New for 2012 There are no significant changes for the 2012 model year. The s Touring model gains 18-inch wheels, leather seating, a power adjustable driver's seat and a retractable cargo cover. The sheet metal alone serves as an indication to the sort of experience waiting to be discovered. To make a sport utility vehicle ride and handle like a low-slung sport sedan takes a bit of tweaking in both the engine and suspension department. Folding down the rear seats provides a nearly flat load floor, and the seatbacks and cargo compartment are finished in plastic.
Despite their varying sizes, they all have a driver-centric approach with a snug, cockpit design that allows for easy and intuitive use. The s Touring and s Grand Touring are fitted with a 244-horsepower, turbocharged engine connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Folding down the rear seats provides a nearly flat load floor, and the seatbacks and cargo compartment are finished in plastic. Assisting the smooth transfer of power from the turbocharged engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission that features a manual-shift mode for a more spirited driving experience. Vehicle Details If you had to pick one area where Mazda products truly outpace their competitions, we'd have to pick interior design. Available from the start was a 244-horsepower, 2. Both of these cars share a peppy accelerator pedal that makes them feel even quicker.
The backseats folded to yield 70 inches of flat cargo floor, but the cargo space wasn't very tall—barely enough to move a short love seat. Although the difference between the engines is remarkable in terms of specs and straight-line acceleration, the 2. Meanwhile, with 277 horsepower from its 3. Cargo space can be increased by folding the rear seats flat, a chore made all the simpler by a set of easy-to-reach release levers located near the hatchback opening. Both automatics feature a manual-shift mode. The seatbacks fold flat without the need to remove the headrests. Better yet, the turbo runs on regular gas, a bonus for high-performance fans.
We don't particularly care for the small display screen containing readouts for the ventilation and audio, as well as the equally-small navigation screen that doubles as the rear backup camera display. . . . . . .
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