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.
Very nice ride!
2015 Mazda Mazda6Chris S. - Bradenton, FL09/18/2017
Very sporty looking midsize for those of us who don't want to drive the typical family four-door. Rides very smooth and engine power is more than adequate for day to day driving. I was surprised at how well the car maneuvers and corners considering it's footprint (this is a long car to park). Fuel economy on the highway is spot on and this car is made to cruise with four full size adults in it. Fuel economy in the city suffers the more you have to run through the gears in city traffic. Not bad by any means but expect closer to 21-22 mpg in the city not the advertised 25/26. My only real complaint with the car are the 19" tires. The tires Mazda puts on this car do not last long and expect to take a huge hit in the wallet to replace.
I bought this as my first family car (previously had a mustang) and couldn't love it more! It's a great family car that still has the sporty look. With tons of room for all passengers! All the technology works great and makes me feel like I'm in a luxury car. I don't regret buying my Mazda for one second!
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