2007 Mazda 626 Review

2007 Mazda 626 Grand Touring V6 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Delivers surprising performance for a reasonable price

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with it.

General Comments:

What a surprise! Performance: The engine is a performer and will deliver great fuel mileage if driven reasonably.

Handling: Great on the straight away, tackles high speed curves and dips in the road very well, yet it delivers a comfortable ride. I've had it as fast as 142 MPH and yet it will gets close to 30 MPG at moderate highway speeds. It has a responsive, smooth shifting 6 speed automatic transmission and a Mazda/Ford Duratec 30 engine. Wikipedia states Mazda's MZI version adds variable valve timing, as does Jaguar's AJ30. It displaces 2967 cc with an 89 mm bore and 79.5 mm stroke. Output (on the MPV) is 200 hp at 6200 RPM with 200 ft·lbf (271 N·m) of torque at 3000 rpm. Note that the MZI name is also used in Europe on Mazda's version of the Ford Sigma I4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2007

29th Feb 2008, 13:04

The 626 was not made after 2002!

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review