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Mazda6
Mazda6
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Mazda6 Overview

The Mazda6 is sporty, stylish, and sparing with fuel. Its 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivered an impressive 32 mpg overall, the best among conventional midsized sedans. The six-speed automatic is very smooth and responsive. A diesel will be available. We found the 6 to be agile and capable in the corners. The ride is taut and steady but on the firm side, especially at low speeds. The car has a sportier and more compact demeanor than most midsized sedans, but the cabin is rather loud, with noticeable road and wind noise. The front seats are comfortable, but some controls appear dated and a few cheap touches are apparent. First year reliability has been above average.

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