2016 Mazda Mazda 6
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Wow.

by from North Carolina on December 9, 2015

My 2016 Mazda 6 is my third Mazda, having owned a 2000 Miata and a 2010 Mazda3 before it, so yes, I'm a fan of the brand. That's because, different as these three cars are in size, type, and equipment...
My 2016 Mazda 6 is my third Mazda, having owned a 2000 Miata and a 2010 Mazda3 before it, so yes, I'm a fan of the brand. That's because, different as these three cars are in size, type, and equipment, Mazda makes them all a lot of fun to drive. I was immediately attracted to the 6 because it's gorgeous (in my opinion, anyway), and the interior is just as attractive as the exterior. Inside and out, it looks and feels like a more expensive car. Materials, fit, and finish are top notch and very Audi-like, especially in the GT model. The front seats are bolstered sport type, and fit me like a glove, but I imagine they might feel a bit confining for more portly folk. Handling and engine performance are excellent. Steering is precise, the car corners flat, and anyone wondering if its four-cylinder engine is adequate needn't worry. Despite its size, the 6 is relatively light in weight, and it just doesn't need gobs of horsepower to get it moving briskly. Even if a turbo or V6 were offered, I'd still get the four. It's that good. Ride is firm, which I like, but if you're looking for the softest midsize car out there, this isn't it. Nor is it the quietest. Engine noise is not objectionable (it's kind of sporty, actually), but it's greater than what you'll hear from a Camry or Accord. I gladly take that trade-off for the advantage the 6 has in handling and fun. The car's fuel economy is as good as claimed, too. It actually gets as good or better gas mileage than either of my two smaller Mazdas before it did, which is pretty amazing. If you're in the market for a mid-size car, check out the Mazda6, even if your budget allows a more expensive car. I have driven Infinitis, Accuras, and even BMWs that I didn't like as much as I do the Mazda6. Seriously.
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1st Time Mazda Buyer

by from Indiana on September 14, 2016

This is our first Mazda, and so far we could not be happier. The styling of the car is off the charts for the segment. The Grand Touring addition has everything we could want and more in options. I...
This is our first Mazda, and so far we could not be happier. The styling of the car is off the charts for the segment. The Grand Touring addition has everything we could want and more in options. I love the DRL, LED lighting and the accents. In a boring segment with all the Camry's we are constantly getting complements on how nice the car looks. Very upscale / sporty. The 184 HP 4cyl is more than capable of running down the highway. Mileage so far is averaging just about 34.7mpg. My wife mostly drives city / while occasionally drive highway. She is averaging 31.7 daily and I can average 39.2 on the days I drive. I would recommend the Mazda6 to anyone looking in the midsize segment. We also liked the Chrysler 200 for styling, but the fact that they were going to stop producing turned us off. The Camry was beyond boring.
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Fantastic mid sized car

by from Coon Rapids, MN on August 30, 2016

To be fair, I am quite partial to Mazda's. They make great looking cars, that are fairly dependable. I previously owned a Mazda3, and moved up to the 6 as I wanted something a little bigger. Th...
To be fair, I am quite partial to Mazda's. They make great looking cars, that are fairly dependable. I previously owned a Mazda3, and moved up to the 6 as I wanted something a little bigger. The interior is bigger, but not by a large margin, the trunk is noticeably bigger though, which was a draw. The estimated MPGs on the car I think are understated. I get about 33-35 in the city, which leads me to believe i would get in the mid to upper 40's on the highway (my 3 was rated at 41 on the highway, and I frequently got it to 48, and even up to 55 on a few occasions) I am just blown away by the mileage on the car. Doesn't even require premium! Definitely a car to consider if you are in the market for a new car
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A most pleasant surprise

by from Marysville, WA on October 3, 2015

On first glance, Mazda6 Grand Touring looked very elegant; attractive body configuration and stance. The Pearl finish paint job adds a special flair to the vehicle. I was kind of taken aback by the 4-...
On first glance, Mazda6 Grand Touring looked very elegant; attractive body configuration and stance. The Pearl finish paint job adds a special flair to the vehicle. I was kind of taken aback by the 4-cylinder engine but was superbly impressed by its performance. Doing the North Cascade loop gave me the chance to test the abilities of the traction control, steering, handling and acceleration. The smooth handling at turns, high speed, and braking was exceptional. I was overwhelmed by the outstanding performance that I expect from a high-priced vehicle. My only gripe about the vehicle overall; the road noise is not efficiently muffled and spoils the good quality of the vehicle.
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One Sweet Ride

by from Pensacola, FL on July 30, 2016

After a lot of research I decided to buy a Mazda. I have to thank Jay and Tom at the Port Richey dealership for all their help. The Mazda "driving matters" philosophy is one I agree with. Cars should ...
After a lot of research I decided to buy a Mazda. I have to thank Jay and Tom at the Port Richey dealership for all their help. The Mazda "driving matters" philosophy is one I agree with. Cars should be not only reliable and economical but fun to drive too. The 2016 Mazda 6 is all these things. Plus the design is gorgeous both inside and out. It has a solid, well crafted feel. As others have mentioned, it really feels like a more expensive car. It's comfortable and fun to drive. The steering feel is excellent. The ride is firm but not harsh. It holds the road extremely well. The interior is absolutely stunning. I don't think road and wind noise are at all excessive. Power is more than adequate, especially when you put the transmission on the "sport" setting. If you want a practical midsize car that's actually a pleasure to drive, you should really give the Mazda 6 a try. You won't regret it!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE My 2016 Mazda 6 GT

by from Alexandria, LA on August 11, 2015

I don't even know where to start!! I absolutely love this car!! I wanted a 2015 Mustang but when I found out a baby was on the way I decided to get a sedan and am so glad I did!!! Looked at a Ford Fus...
I don't even know where to start!! I absolutely love this car!! I wanted a 2015 Mustang but when I found out a baby was on the way I decided to get a sedan and am so glad I did!!! Looked at a Ford Fusion but it did not even compare to this car!! The white leather is gorgeous with the Soul Red Metallic paint!! It gets awesome gas mileage. I drive 80 miles a day highway aggressively and I still get 37 MPG. My family has had Mazdas and they are the best cars they have ever owned!! They have all gotten well over 200K. I am very hard to satisfy when buying a car and it's like this car was designed specifically for me!!! I absolutely love all of the features that it has to offer!! I usually don't keep a car for very long but definitely considering keeping this one for a while. The Bose sound system is a must and the heads up display is a awesome feature!!! This is in my opinion the best looking midsize sedan on the road hands down!!
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Bang for the Buck

by from Cape Cod MA on June 4, 2015

Leased a 2016 Mazda 6 Sport, trading in my 2010 Mazda 3 I Touring. This car is everything advertised and is certainly worthy of Car & Driver's top ten distinction. Comfortable with plenty of pep. Afte...
Leased a 2016 Mazda 6 Sport, trading in my 2010 Mazda 3 I Touring. This car is everything advertised and is certainly worthy of Car & Driver's top ten distinction. Comfortable with plenty of pep. After one week I can verify gas mileage is outstanding. Interior enhancements over 2015 are significant. Looks and feels like a true luxury car. Prior to leasing I test drove a 2015 Avalon. For 33K it had an incredibly cheap interior. Funny, but my 2010 Mazda 3 had one of the best interiors I've ever seen. As good as the 2016 6 is it isn't as good as my 2010. Sticker said it came with 6 speakers. Mine has 9 and they all work. Overall stereo sound for a stock system is very good. After driving for 5 days I'm still in discovery mode. Don't regret this one bit. Great car for the money!
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Very Reliable car

by from trumbull ct on March 11, 2016

My new Mazda 6 is a sweet ride. It handles and corners very well. The ride is comfortable and it has excellent acceleration. The fuel mileage is exceptional. The interior/exterior fit and finish are t...
My new Mazda 6 is a sweet ride. It handles and corners very well. The ride is comfortable and it has excellent acceleration. The fuel mileage is exceptional. The interior/exterior fit and finish are truly first rate. This is a fun car to driver. I am extremely pleased with all the features of the Mazda 6 touring sedan.
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Mazda 6 2016 The Lady Killer

by from Sri Lanka on February 15, 2017

everybody looks at my M 6 - most beautiful, well designed and best value for the price - probably in par with BM, Audit and Mercedes range and best outcome from Japan automobiles
everybody looks at my M 6 - most beautiful, well designed and best value for the price - probably in par with BM, Audit and Mercedes range and best outcome from Japan automobiles
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A magnificent surprise

by from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey on October 30, 2015

I lost a car to an accident and feel sad about it. It was beautiful and totally reliable. Now that I have purchased and am driving my Crystal Blue Mazda 6, I am very happy again. I researched other c...
I lost a car to an accident and feel sad about it. It was beautiful and totally reliable. Now that I have purchased and am driving my Crystal Blue Mazda 6, I am very happy again. I researched other cars and this one came up top. It is a wonderful car.
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