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1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
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2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
MSRP
$30,355
Invoice
$29,481
Average Price Paid
$29,925
43 listings nationwide

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1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
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2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,400
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2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,165
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe

For its final year in production, Mazda's MX-6 sport coupe was available in two versions. The base (or standard) MX-6 was equipped with a 118-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder...

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a competitive compact SUV for buyers looking to satisfy the needs of the typical family. For the 2021 model year, Mazda has enhanced the model’s tech and discont...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

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

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
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Amanda 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

It's Amazing Inside And Out. — It's a Mazda.. What's not to love? It's fun to drive in the city or on the highway, it handles great...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cameron 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

If You Want A Fun, Small Fwd Sports-compact, Buy One Of These. If You Want This One, Contact Me. — --Performance: awesome acceleration, shocks a lot of guys in their Civics. Brakes are pretty good, ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

65
Jon 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

Its A Great All Around Car, Dependable, Durable. Quick. Good Looking. — Performance -Acceleration 6 -10. Small v6 packs a punch, but small engine lacks urgency. Build Qual...

2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
10
Rockone writes:
Dont get me wrong it drove fine space was soso compared to the seltos

Specs

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
--
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
--
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 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 Standard --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44 in 41 in
Back Legroom 27.7 in 39.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 30.9 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 181.5 in 179.1 in
Width 68.9 in 83.3 in
Height 51.6 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 106.2 in

Available Options

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
2021 Mazda CX-5
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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