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8.0
/ 10
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BASE INVOICE
$19,343
BASE MSRP
$20,480
On Features
The base 2012 Mazda6 lacks Bluetooth, but at the top of the range the Grand Touring is a surprisingly well equipped sport sedan.
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generally muffled sound and weak bass response that'll have you doubting there's a subwoofer at work
Edmunds

although it has an onboard phonebook, you can't transfer contacts from your phone to the car
CNET

has a nifty touch we haven’t seen anywhere else in this class: a three-position switch for adjusting headlight level—ideal for occasions when you’ve filled the trunk with heavy stuff such as cement bags or your mother-in-law
Car and Driver

HVAC dual-temp and primary radio controls are round dials and the overall cabin ergonomics are good
Autoblog

An owner can utilize the vehicle diagnostics connector (via a special tool at the dealer) to tune various functions such as headlamp on-and-off cycles, turn-signal buzzer volume, blind-spot warning activation, power door lock operation and about 20 other functions.
Popular Mechanics

The 2012 Mazda6 is very well-featured for the money, and especially in four-cylinder form, a bargain (at around $20k for the base SV) compared to some segment leaders--especially when you consider the Mazda6's more entertaining steering, and seats that are better than others in this price range. 

Bluetooth is still lacking on base models, but the Mazda6 does include air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic stsering wheel, power windows and locks, rear-seat heater ducts, and a six-speaker audio system with aux input.

At the top of the range, Grand Touring models gain items like leather upholstery, heated front seats, a multi-information display, keyless illuminated entry, cruise control, a dual-zone climate control system, fog lamps, and a power moonroof.

Push-button start, an audio system with satellite radio and a built-in hard drive, a navigation system, and rain-sensing wipers remain on the options list.

Conclusion

The base 2012 Mazda6 lacks Bluetooth, but at the top of the range the Grand Touring is a surprisingly well equipped sport sedan.

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