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Mazda6 gets more standard features for 2017.5

Mazda is updating its Mazda6 sedan for the 2017.5 model year.

Mazda is making a few changes to its Mazda6 sedan lineup of for the 2017.5 model year. The updated Mazda6 will arrive in dealer showrooms in October.

Changes are subtle and start with the entry-level Mazda6 Sport trim level. For 2017.5 the Mazda6 Sport gains Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as standard equipment. Cloth seating surfaces, 17-inch wheels, keyless entry and a backup camera are also standard on the Mazda6 Sport trim level.

The mid-level 2017.5 Mazda6 Touring receives navigation and heated front seats as newly standard equipment. Also new for 2017.5, Mazda is allowing customers to upgrade the Touring's standard leatherette-upholstered seats to leather for an additional charge.

Despite those upgrades, Mazda is holding the line on Mazda6 pricing. The 2017.5 Mazda6 will list from $21,945, which excludes a mandatory destination charge of $875.

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