2009 Mazda Mazda6 Long-Term Road Test


2009 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring: Too Much Information?

March 23, 2009

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Within this well-located, multi-function display, the Mazda 6 provides you (in this instance while listening to the radio) with the following info:

-- Climate control status

-- Time

-- Radio band and which bank of presets selected ("SR2")

-- Which preset button is selected ("ch3")

-- Station selected ("008" -- yes, it's the '80s one)

-- Passenger temperature selection.

Doesn't this strike you as a bit much, visually? Try reading this display at a glance and you'll see what I mean -- there's just too much info crammed in there. If they eliminated the preset status ("ch3") and showed just "SR" to indicate satellite radio, that would allow more space between the info fields and make it easier to quickly get a read on things.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 7,740 miles.

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