Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 56K Miles, Gray/Black
Rear View Camera, Navigation System, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 9K Miles, Blue/Tan
Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.5L Engine, Manual 6 Speed Transmission, 69K Miles, Silver/Black
There is a very good amount of space throughout the car, without feeling like a canned sardine. The car drives very smoothly and you hardly notice any potholes you may encounter. Because of how smooth it drives and also, for how comforting it is to feel extremely safe are two of the biggest things my girlfriend loves about this vehicle. Grant it, she loves that the passenger seat reclines all the way back, but she has said that when we do have kids, she would love to get a Mazda SUV instead of becoming a mom with a minivan or a mom with a truck that may lack room. The technology throughout the vehicle is also amazing. It is definitely a huge upgrade from the last car I have had!
The Mazdaspeed 6 has impressive acceleration, braking, and handling. Mazda has done a great job at creating a four door sports car. With all-wheel drive traction, this car really hangs in the corners. The ride is firm, so those looking for a soft ride should apply elsewhere. The 6-speed transmission is smooth and the clutch is easy to modulate. When accelerating quickly the shifts come fast, as the gears seem closely spaced. On the highway, the revs are fairly high in sixth gear. 80 mph will tach a little over 3,000 rpm. The steering lacks some feel compared to other sports models produced by Mazda, but the effort is nicely weighted. The interior switchgear has a good feel to it and all controls are conveniently located. The front seats have excellent support and remain comfortable throughout long road trips. The rear seats provide good leg room for a sedan this size. The standard Xenon low beams provide an excellent field of vision when driving at night. All in all, a great effort by Mazda.
This is quite a good midsize sedan for everyday driving. The suspension is taut but comfortable. It doesn't wobble over potholes or anything, settles nicely, and feels very neutral. The interior is nothing fancy, not particularly attractive, with sort of hard, brittle-feeling plastic along most surfaces. I can't really get too excited about the red-colored display lighting or the seat fabric patterns. The engine is quite powerful for a 4-cylinder. It accelerates very nicely with no drama. The five-speed automatic is pretty good, but for someone who loves and is accustomed to namual transmissions, it's a little dull. There's the usual hesitation before downshifting when I lean hard into the throttle and it's a little unpredictable. I've started getting comfortable using the "manu-matic" up-down shifter, which makes the situation a lot better. Gas mileage is decent: not great, not bad at all. Overall, if you're not a performance nut and are looking for a decent and fairly fun car to drive around in, this is a really good value.