“Despite the fact that the 2019 Mazda6 will start $1,875 higher than it did before, our analysis finds that the added equipment offsets most of the difference. When you consider that i-Activsense used to add $625 and the automatic transmission used to cost $1,050, the actual price increase comes out to $200.”

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