The Mazda6 has several strong attributes, including responsive handling, excellent brakes, a reasonably spacious and comfortable interior -- and quick acceleration in the V6 version. But overall, the Mazda6 remains a notch below some competing models. The automatic transmission lacks smoothness and responsivness, plus the 41-foot turning circle hampers tight maneuvering.
The V6-equipped s version provides more horsepower than the four-cylinder i version, but the V6 model had a less comfortable ride because of its larger wheels. Wagon and hatchback versions became available in 2004. The Mazda6 scored Poor in the IIHS side-crash test when tested without its optional side- or curtain airbags.
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