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Canadian pricing announced for 2016 Mazda6 and CX-5

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Mazda Canada yesterday unveiled pricing for the 2016 Mazda6 and CX-5, which will arrive at dealerships shortly. The midsize sedan will retail from $24,695, while the compact crossover will start at $22,995 like the outgoing model.

For the 2016 model year, new standard equipment on the Mazda6 includes an electronic parking brake, a new 7” colour touchscreen display with HMI Commander, a second USB port, a manual passenger seat height adjuster, and heated rear seats, which is a segment-first on entry-level trim. New body colours are available, while the interior design sees revisions to the HVAC controls and centre console.

As before, the Mazda6 is available in three trim levels – GX, GS ($27,995), and GT ($32,895). The entry-level GX trim is equipped with a SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission, with the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with drive selection switch available as an option for $1,300. The other two have standard 6-speed manual transmissions, with a 6-speed automatic with paddle shift and drive selection switch available at no extra cost.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 receives updates to the front bumper, grille, and fog light design, along with a standard electronic parking brake. Like the Mazda6, the CX-5 is available in GX, GS ($29,245), and GT ($34,895) trim levels. Depending on your selection, you can get 17”-19” wheels, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, a rearview camera, and dual zone climate control. All-wheel drive is optional in GX and GS trim, and standard in GT trim.