After revisions, the Mazda6 is significantly more comfortable and quiet while retaining much of its driving exuberance that distinguishes it from its midsized sedan competition. This updated 6 feels more expensive than it is. But with the improvements, the car has become slower and less fuel-efficient.
Mazda 6 Road Test

After revisions, the Mazda6 is significantly more comfortable and quiet while retaining much of its driving exuberance that distinguishes it from its midsized sedan competition. This updated 6 feels more expensive than it is. But with the improvements, the car has become slower and less fuel-efficient.

That said, the base four-cylinder engine and responsive automatic transmission make the sedan feel quicker than the numbers alone indicate. The engine returned 28 mpg overall, about average for the class. We have rented a 6 with the optional turbocharged engine and found it both zippier and quieter.

The 6’s fast-reacting steering contributes to its agile handling. And its steady, absorbent ride and quiet cabin make it feel substantial.

Best Version to Get
The Touring is the clear choice if buyers don’t want the uplevel engine. The Grand Touring brings a more powerful turbo engine. The high-end Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims come with full leather interior and an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment and memory.
Road Test Scores by Trim
sedan Touring 4-cyl 6-speed Automatic
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