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2018 Mazda6: The sexy midsize sedan

Sedans do not have to be boring. The Mazda6 shows us how it's done.

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Emme Hall

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The Mazda6 has always been a favorite, thanks to its stunning good looks and fun-to-drive characteristics.

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For 2018 the fog lights have been integrated right into the headlights.

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However, most of the exterior remains the same.

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The big news is the addition of a turbocharger to the 2.5-liter engine on upper trims, spitting out 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. 

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A six-speed manual is only standard on the base Sport model, which features a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter power plant. Other trims get a six-speed automatic.

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Power goes to the front wheels only in the Mazda6. All-wheel drive is not available. 

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The gorgeous Soul Red paint is a $750 option and completely worth the price.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available... yet. They will both be available as an upgrade this summer and the tech will be factory-installed by the end of 2018.

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Driver's aids like blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control are standard across all trim lines save for the base, and then you can snag them in a $625 package.

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The 2018 Mazda6 starts at $21,950, but the top of the line Signature trim in this gallery bumps that price up to $34,750.

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Keep scrolling for more pictures of the 2018 Mazda6.

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