2017 Mazda6 Gets More Refined and Fun to Drive

The G-Vectoring Control system is the highlight of 2017 model year updates

While nothing changes on the outside, the Mazda6 gets the new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system, which is a sophisticated torque vectoring technology that is said to give drivers more precise control of their vehicles.

More specifically, GVC adjusts engine drive torque in response to steering inputs, helping reduce the need for steering corrections, which in turn results in increased driver confidence and control.

Another important update for the 2017 Mazda6 is the enhanced sound insulation thanks to improved door seals, tighter tolerance between panels as well as sound insulation materials added to the underbody, rear console, headliner and doors. Further improvements include thicker front glass to reduce wind noise, and laminated front side windows (for Grand Touring models in the U.S.).

Inside, the 2017 Mazda6 receives available Nappa leather upholstery with contrast piping, a full-color Active Driving Display (head-up display) as well as a 4.6-inch, full-color driver information display. New technologies available on the 2017 Mazda6 include Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane-Keep Assist and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring.


All U.S.-spec models feature a 184 hp 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder gasoline engine, available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Mazda6 arrives in U.S. dealerships in September.

In Europe, the 2017MY Mazda6 gets similar updates and continues to be available both as a sedan and wagon (the latter body style is not available in North America). The engine lineup is more diverse as well and includes three gasoline engines and two diesel units, mated to automatic or manual transmissions.

Gasoline units include the Skyactiv-G 2.0 with either 145 PS (143 hp) or 165 PS (163 hp), and the Skyactiv-G 2.5 with 192 PS (189 hp). The diesel lineup includes the Skyactiv-D 2.2 with either 150 PS (148 hp) and 175 PS (173 hp).

The 2017MY Mazda6 arrives in Europe this autumn.