Mazda Atenza (aka Mazda 6) is a medium-sized car that is manufactured by Mazda Motor Corporation. The Atenza was launched in 2002 to capture the market of its predecessor, the Mazda Capella.
The Atenza has spanned 5 generations since it was launched. The first generation lasted from 2002 – 2005, the second from 2005 – 2007, the third from 2007 – 2012, the fourth from 2013 – 2015, and the fifth from 2015 – present. Although the Atenza has been around since 2002, the Atenza wagon was introduced for the first time in 2012.
The Atenza Wagon is a stylish standard hatchback that combines safety, well-equipped interior, sporty driving experience, class-leading emissions and fuel economy with a strong performance.
2013 Mazda Atenza Wagon 2.2XD
The Atenza Wagon came with several engine variants, but the common ones are the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G PE-VPS petrol engine that produces 122 kW (165 hp) at 6000 rpm and has an average fuel consumption of 6 L/100Km (39.2 mpg), the 4-cylinder 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G PY-VPS petrol engine that produces 141 kW (192 hp) at 5700 rpm and has an average consumption of 6.4 L/100Km (36.8 mpg) and a top speed of 220 kph (137 mph), the 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G PY-VPS petrol engine that produces 186 kW (250 hp) at 5000 rpm and has an average consumption of 8.4 L/100Km (28 mpg) and a top speed of 226 kph (140 mph), and the 4-cylinder 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D SH-VPTS diesel engine that produces 129 kW (175 hp) at 4500 rpm and has an average consumption of 4.9 L/100Km (48 mpg) and a top speed of 216 kph (134 mph). These engines were mated with either a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic or 6-speed SkyActiv-MT transmissions with the option of All Wheel Drive (AWD) or Front Wheel Drive (FWD).
The interior of the Atenza Wagon is made of high-quality materials and technological features delivering a good sense of luxury. It comes with power windows, remote central locking, power mirror, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, air-conditioning, CD sound with 4 speakers (6-speakers and a Bose sound for the luxury trim), immobilizer, a boot capacity of more than 500-liters that can be extended to 1600-liters by folding flat the rear seats, comfortable seats, 8” center dash display screen, a 7” TFT LCD on the driver’s instrument, Bluetooth, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering control buttons, while other trims have more features such as front and rear parking sensors, climate control, automatic wipers, and lights. The high-end trim gets reversing camera, heads-up display, powered leather seats, keyless entry, and satellite-navigation.
On the outside, the Atenza Wagon is like a breath of fresh air in its category, with a muscular and mean look that is a bit curvy and bulgy. The grille is deep and the headlamps swept-back a bit giving the car some purpose on the front. Alloy wheels and bumpers with the same color as the body feature in all models, except the high-end trim has an individual look as it comes with LED headlights and fog lights as standard, its grille features some glossier finishing and some chrome edging.
Underneath it is equipped with double-wishbone suspension at the front and an independent multi-link set at the rear.
The Atenza Wagon is built with safety in mind. It’s built on an agile chassis with very responsive steering; it has disc brakes on the front and rear with stability (anti-skid) control that gives the driver so much control and every chance of avoiding collisions. The car also comes with city braking function (except the entry-level trim) which can slow or stop the car automatically at low urban speeds if it senses a possibility of collision.
It also has seat belt pre-tensioners and dual front airbags that give a good level of crash protection. The upper trims have curtain and side airbags. The high-end trims are also equipped with a lane departure system and blind-spot assistance.