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!
I absolutely love my 2006 Mazda 6 S. It's the first car I have ever owned, and I've driven a lot of cars in my lifetime. Believe me when I say you definitely need to consider the Mazda6 if you're looking for a car that can tow friends and familiy in comfort and style at a pace befitting of a semi-sports car. I keep up to date with Mazda and their work and I can personally tell you that they build quality cars that last a long time. The only problem that I ever had with my Mazda is that the flexi pipe was torn to shreds when I bought it. (I knew this after inspecting the car, it was a rental/fleet car so you know the people who drove it didn't take care of it). Regardless, the car still works perfectly even after 100,000 miles.
This is our first Mazda and I'd say I am very impressed so far. It's in the same class as our 2014 Kia Optima SX-T, and they share a lot of similarities - very smooth ride, attractive interior and body lines, great fuel mileage (the Mazda6 gets better mileage than the Kia), and plenty of passing power out of a 4 cylinder, though the Mazda6 is naturally aspirated and the Optima is turbocharged. I can't say which I enjoy driving more, both are a lot of fun and seem to be well put together.