2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Very Stylish best of all the sedans. Very quick acceleration, smooth transmission shifting. Handles curves like a real sports sedan should, yet has a very pleasant ride on the highway and over bumps, the 18” wheels are a plus. The car is roomy with options that you would normally find in cars twice the price. Overall: The best car I drove in its class by alot.
Styling, acceleration, handling, smooth transmission with standard shifting option. Excellent options and five star safety rating in every category.
Day running lights and automatic door locks when car is moving.
The new Mazda 6 (i touring) is a good car with decent features. Disappointments are: Travel computer is masked by clock. One or the other is visible at a time. The Travel info button is hidden. There is no auto headlight feature standard. You must spend about 1500-1600 more to get the xenon package. The auto on should be standard! Very irritating after having auto on on previous vehicle. Center console armrest is poorly padded. It is adequate at best. The radio is not the best quality. I find myself constantly adjusting the bass/treble to get a decent sound. Also no auto text scrolling for file names. Gas mileage has averaged 23-24 mpg with mostly highway driving. Brakes are just ok
Better Brakes. Better interior materials. Standard auto on headlights. Easier to use door lock system. This one is finicky! Better placement of button for windows and travel computer.
I drive about 25K miles per year, and I replace my cars every two years with new ones. The last car I loved was my 2002 Passat. I finally found the perfect replacement in the Mazda6. Ride, quietness, interior, and handling are exceptional. The engine is good, though not as eager as the Passat. IMHO the newer Passats just are not as pleasing. Mileage on country back roads is about 30. Oh yes, the interim cars I had were Acura TSX and Saturn Aura. Sorry, just no emotional connection with either. Do try a 6. Price is right, and you will not be disappointed. I have come to like the car more, the more I drive it. The 6 has an attitude I like.
Auto-temp responsive, accurate; handling; ride; comfort; quietness; BT; HIDs; the car just feels 'right'
Std. radio is adequate only; dash display shows limited Sirius info; need exit grab-handle over driver's door; 25 more horsepower and low end torque on 4-cyl engine;