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By Graham
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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We have owned a 2016 Mazda 6 for exactly one year and it has been flawless. The car looks fantastic and handles far better than any of the class competitors. Putting the transmission in SPORT mode keeps the RPM's in the sweet spot and provides plenty of punch despite the 4 cylinder engine which has been criticzed for being underpowered. Meanwhile on the highway the car returns almost 40mpg. My only complaints are that the front seats are a little narrow at the shoulders and the trunk capacity could be a bit larger. The Mazda 6 styling, interior and handling clearly outclass the Accord and Camry. Very happy with our decision.


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Fun to drive and good looking too.
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By Dave P
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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The navigation system needed an update after two months, still no real-time traffic alerts, and I-phones don't show e-mails, which seems to be an Apple problem. This is my wife's new car. She was satisfied with her 2009 Nissan Altima, but its CVT transmission's potential reliability issue was enough of a reason to replace it. We looked at plenty of online video reviews, and owning a 2008 Mazda MX-5 were compelling enough reasons to take a test drive. We have no complaints about power, acceleration, road noise or ride quality. We plan on keeping this car for many years, especially since it has a much more reliable real automatic transmission. Fuel economy has been slightly better than the Altima, and the 6 is much more fun to drive. Doing some homework before the purchase helped. The dealer we chose for the test drive and where I bought my Miata wasn't True-Car certified, but honored the price with the presented True-Car printout with additional USAA and Mazda loyalty discount. We passed on the Technology package. There was no need to order exactly what we wanted, since the dealer found what we wanted not far away. She gets plenty of complements on how the car looks, Soul Red with Parchment leather.


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Cannot change radio stations while driving
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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An annoying feature of this car is that it does not allow you to change the radio station while the car is in motion. There is no knob to change the station and the menu interface for that function is locked out while the car is in motion. By trying to be to smart the car is actually simpleminded.


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Discovering more everyday
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By Balakumar Krishnaswamy
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Pros: Steering, Control, Looks. Cons: Brakes, Paint


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Drove it for a whole week in the Rocky Mountains
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Li.F
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2016 Mazda 6 Sedan i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I was giving this Mazda 6 as a rental for when I visited Boulder, Colorado area. I drove the vehicle for 5 days and hundreds of miles in the twisty rocky mountain roads, and also drove it over a 5 mile unpaved rocky trail access road. The professional reviewers were not kidding when they said the car handles like premium sports sedan, the turning is precise, the rolling is minimal, the suspension is firmer than many other family sedans, and it just feels very confident in the twisty roads. But it only applies when road condition is optimal, ie. having good paved asphalt road. If you want to visit some hard to access trail heads, you'll be driving over very rocky unpaved roads, with lots of gravel, lose rocks, dirt, mud etc.. And that's when the Mazda 6 is not gonna cut it (just barely made it with lots of sweat in your hand). You'll definitely need an AWD vehicle with high clearance to be able to comfortably drive on unpaved roads, the Mazda 6 in this instance feels super bumpy, un-controllable when driving on lose gravel and rocky roads. A few other area that the Mazda 6 lacks is cabin refinement, cabin noise, and engine acceleration. The engine accelerates very slowly due to an under powered 170hp engine, it does get really good mpg (over 38mpg to be exact) on the hwy. The cabin definitely feels a class cheaper than some other competitors (Honda/Toyota) and the included media control is cool to look at but not really intuitive to use and especially when you need to save a favorite radio channel. The cabin is also very noisy when the speed is above 30mph, and there is some unwanted buzz/rattle sound that I was never able to find out the source. Another major annoyance is that the A pillar in front of the car blocks a majority of road view, and there is barely any space to put a windshield smartphone mount to use your phone as the GPS, because of the angle of the windshield, and the amount of clearance there is between the windshield and the pop-up LCD display. The trunk space is very spacious however, and there are some useful side organizers in the trunk to help get things tidy. The cup holders are also a design failure - It was unable to hold any drinks or bottles larger than 16oz. Overall, if you want a family sedan that also have some "driver's car" quality, you should consider the Mazda 6. But do keep in mind some of the annoyances that I've mentioned when you go test drive the car. FYI I personally own a honda accord v6 EX-L that I based my comparison on.


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