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Joseph Adcock
September 12, 2019
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The car is incredibly attractive and it has an adequate supply of power to move it. It is appointed perfectly inside, although the driver seat was replaced in warranty due to faulty stitching. The parchment leather was a bad idea for color choice and other colors for this car consisted of one- black. I am meticulous with the care of it and it is just a hard color to keep looking its best, especially if you drive with your windows down. Beside that one negative the rest of it in full is it's the best car in the class and I am a very happy Mazda6 owner and will buy another Mazda car in future!
STRETCH
August 31, 2019
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With already 80,000 miles, it has been the best car I''ve yet to own. It''s very comfortable and nice to take on a trip, even with a group of 4. Front and rear have plenty of room, and still enough trunk space for cargo.
Interior styling is still appealing and ''to-date''. Exterior styling is still attractive compared to the newest year models. Infotainment seems to be the easiest to use - just not as customizable as some other brands.
Ride quality is up-to-par, handling is impeccable for it''s class, only interstate driving can be a little loud.
Anonymous
March 16, 2019
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Anonymous
August 23, 2018
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Freeze
August 15, 2018
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Bought car new. Very noisy, feel every bump in the car. Seat adjustment not normal, dealer said it was "normal". Seats very uncomfortable, need cushions. Trunk a dismal 16 Cu. Ft. Resales value horrendous, about 60% of a comparable Camry. Car was never prepped by dealer, tires had 51 PSI, tape still on dome lights, no paperwork filled out. No washer fluid. It gets excellent milage although not the 40mpg as stated on invoice, Love the Heads Up Dispkay. Stereo is top notch Bose. Interior very nicely appointed, quality fit and finish. Wish I never bought it though. Never again.
Larry
J.D. Power
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August 31, 2017
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I purchase Mazda's because they tend to be very nimble and our new 2016 6 is no exception. It feels like it's asking to be driven quickly! I love the interior. It's a bit smaller than the car it replaced, a Hyundai Sonata, but it's very comfortable and everything is laid out well. Trunk space is also a bit smaller (less deep) than the Sonata, but still big enough for my wife and me. There is a bit of wind noise at highway speed but not bad, and I understand the 2017 is quiter.
Joe
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August 21, 2017
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It is truly a fun car to drive and Gets great fuel mileage, it is the most dependable car I have ever owned
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Introduction

With sporty handling and sleek styling, the Mazda 6 is for drivers who want a midsize sedan but don’t want a mundane car Excellent fuel economy further justifies it as a smart decision.

For 2016, Mazda6 benefits from a major refresh, just two years after this third-generation version debuted. Distinguished by a new grille and headlight design, the 2016 Mazda 6 gets an updated interior with redesigned front and rear seats, a new instrument panel, retooled floor console, new electronic parking brake, refined fit and finish, and Mazda Connect infotainment. The powertrain carries over but there’s a new drive-select feature for 2016. More sound dampening and insulation measures promise a quieter cabin. New safety features for 2016 include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Smart Brake Support.

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers all models, rated at 184 horsepower, 185 pound-feet of torque, and all are front-wheel drive. EPA estimates for the 2016 Mazda 6 are 26/38 mpg City/Highway with the automatic, which comes on all but the Sport.

Competitors to the Mazda6 include Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima. The Mazda is the sportiest of the bunch.

Model Lineup

The 2016 Mazda 6 comes in three trim levels: Mazda6 Sport ($21,495), Mazda6 Touring ($23,945), and Mazda6 Grand Touring ($30,195). All come with the same 2.5-liter engine. Sport and Touring come with a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic; Grand Touring comes with the automatic. Sport comes with fabric upholstery, Touring gets leatherette, Grand Touring comes trimmed with leather.

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This latest-generation Mazda6 is quite handsome. It follows Mazda’s Kodo design language, which aims for an athletic, dynamic look.

A curving, trapezoidal grille with stretched horizontal lines make the car appear wide, not tall like the big-mouthed Mazda3. Wraparound headlights and fog lights with geometric housings suggest athleticism.

From the side, the prominent nose looks almost shark-like. Deep, flowing creases over the front fenders continue into the front doors. The A-pillars are pushed back, which biases proportions rearward and aids driver visibility. Bright trim is used sparingly. Standard 17-inch alloy wheels look substantial, and the optional 19s on higher trim levels look even better.

Interior

The 2016 Mazda6 interior has been redesigned and upgraded with better quality materials. On the 2014 model, we noted some of the plastic trim had a generic parts-bin look. It’s now more attractive, with tastefully coordinated materials, more bright trim. Soft-touch materials are used in most of the places driver and passenger are likely to touch.

The new dashboard has sweeping lines that wrap around a new 7.0-inch infotainment screen placed in the center on models so equipped. An electric parking brake takes less space and cleans up the design of the center console. Climate controls have been redesigned, with a more pleasing layout and design.

The standard audio system found on the Sport trim is adequate but nothing special. The 11-speaker Bose setup is a much better choice for audiophiles.

The cockpit of the Mazda6 is centered around the driver. In front of the driver is a trio of gauges that are simple and easy to read. Visibility is good all around, especially in front with the pushed-back of design with the A-pillars. Headroom and legroom are on par with the class.

The rear seats can accommodate a six-foot-tall passenger without any knee cramping or head bumping.

With 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space, the Mazda6 has slightly less cargo capability than do the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. Still, the long, deep layout accommodates plenty of luggage and gear.

Driving Impressions

The Mazda6 is fun to drive. The chassis is solid, with minimal body roll (lean) around corners. MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link setup in the rear make for a sporty ride that’s firm and compliant, without sacrificing ride quality.

The all-electric power steering on the Mazda6 is more efficient than traditional hydraulic systems and it’s surprisingly responsive. Maneuverability is comparable to that of the Toyota Camry, both of which can turn in tighter spaces than can the Ford Fusion or Honda Accord.

Mazda6 is slightly lighter than an Accord and nearly 300 pounds lighter than a Fusion. In general, less weight allows better fuel economy, better handling, better braking, better acceleration.

The 184-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine works well in most driving situations, but the driver needs to rev the engine to get the most from it. A lack of power can be felt when climbing steep hills and in other demanding driving situations. High-altitude areas, such as Denver, may challenge it more, though we have not tested this.

The automatic transmission is remarkably smooth. Its unique design uses a torque converter, like those found in traditional automatics, to propel the car and provide creep at speeds less than 5 mph. At higher speeds, a multi-plate transmission changes gears, providing quicker shifts that are tuned to hold revs longer and give plenty of thrust when needed. All that said, we still preferred the manual transmission for this sporty sedan, with its crisp feel and easy clutch.

Summary

With a sexy design, engaging driving dynamics and respectable fuel economy, the Mazda6 is a delightful alternative to more mundane midsize sedans.

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