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2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,405
1 vehicle

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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,310
23 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6

The 2002 Mazda 626 only saw minimal changes for the model year, including new interior and exterior color choices. This would be the last year for the 626. Though it was Mazda's top-se...

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda6 hasn’t been completely redesigned since 2014, making it one of the older members of the midsize car class (only the Volkswagen Passat has more wrinkles). And while this grea...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
GuruCNT7F writes:
Dependable good car for the money.
Kelly writes:
I have a 2001 626 lx I4 like the car allot v6 would have been nice bit 4cyl will hold its own handles great
GuruFWZG1 writes:
Very reliable as long as the proper maintenance is done.
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 16.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.6 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 14.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 187.4 in 192.7 in
Width 69.3 in 82.3 in
Height 55.1 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Rear Parking Sensors

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