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Mazda 6 i Sport Update--7 months later

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 3/21/2015 evan21007

This is un updated review based on having this car now for 7 months and 3600 miles. The exterior styling is still an eye catcher and the seats are comfortable with the right amount of support. The engine has decent power but could be better from 0-20 mph w/o being somewhat aggressive with the gas pedal. The Yokohama tires have good grip combined with the 17" wheels. Steering and suspension are responsive to every input so you can have fun taking corners or enjoy a smooth ride in daily commuting. The interior is simply laid out with good ergonomics, high quality materials and switchgear throughout. It's not a flashy interior, which is a good thing. This is a driver's car!

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Favorite Feature : Mazda nailed it with this car for the most part. I never get tired of looking at the exterior and always look forward to my next commute. The Sport model comes nicely equipped with 17" wheels, dual exhaust, outside mirrors w/ integrated turn signals and LED taillights. Since I got mine w/ auto trans it also included a touchscreen w/ bluetooth phone and audio, HD radio and backup camera. A lot of equipment for the money. The car feels very solid w/ tight build quality. Other than the occasional problem with bluetooth voice commands, I have had zero reliability issues and hopefully that will be the case for a long time.

Suggested Improvement : Bluetooth voice commands work fine most of the time but occasionally can be a trial and error basis. Power is decent but could use a little more, especially when accelerating from a standstill. I have been averaging 26 mpg in mixed driving with a/c on half the time so it's doubtful I will ever hit the EPA number of 30 mpg combined. It would be nice to have a power driver seat and sliding center armrest included with the Sport w/o having to upgrade to the Touring to get them. These two things make a difference in comfort on longer commutes. However, I prefer the cloth seats of the Sport vs leatherette on the Touring so it's a tradeoff. In all, the pros far outweigh the cons.

Average Rating : 4.375

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