The MX-6 with its styling echoes of the BMW 8-series coupes, is sister under the skin to the Ford Probe. When Ford introduced the first-generation Probe, they were surprised to learn that they were wrong in their selection of intended market, Mustang buyers had no interest in highly styled, efficient, good-handling sporty coupes. Mustang buyers might be interested in Camaros or Firebirds but not in front-drive Fours and Sixes.

Toyota established the whole mini-Mustang market with the Celica about 40 years ago, followed, predictably, by Nissan and Honda. The MX-6 was Mazda's entry and it's a good one. The MX-6 competes with the Celica, Nissan 240SX, Eagle Talon, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Sebring and Dodge Avenger. 

Year-to-year changesEdit


Dual airbags were added in 1994 along with CFC-free air conditioning. The MX-6 was also a moderately equipped 2.0-liter Four and the MX-6 LS was a heavily equipped V6. 


The 1995 MX-6 LS has been dropped as a separate standard model and becomes an option package on the MX-6.

The package includes a 2.5-liter V6, 4-wheel disc brakes, 15-in. alloy wheels, air conditioning, alarm system, 6-speaker stereo cassette package, foglamps, and a whole range of minor cosmetic and functional items.

The MX-6 with V6 package is an able performer with a good torque spread, capable with either manual or automatic. The Four has barely adequate power with an automatic gearbox, the MX-3 is a better choice if the cost and economy of the Four are prime considerations.

Retail pricesEdit

As of April 1, 1994:

  • $17,925 (1994 Mazda MX-6)
  • $21,925 (1994 Mazda MX-6 LS)

As of August 12, 1994:

  • $18,573 (1995 Mazda MX-6)
  • $21,648 (1995 Mazda MX-6 LS; optional)

As of June 30, 1995:

  • $19,095 (1995 Mazda MX-6)

As of November 22, 1995:

  • $19,595 (1996 Mazda MX-6)
  • $22,850 (1996 Mazda MX-6 LS)

Shipping pricesEdit

  • $425 (1994 models)
  • $440 (early 1995 models)
  • $450 (1995 models)


Model years Trim level Transmission Cylinders Engine Size Drive MPG Horsepower
1994-1995 Base 5-speed manual 4-cylinder 2.0L FWD 26 City/34 Highway 118
1994 LS 5-speed manual V6 2.5L FWD 21 City/26 Highway 164