Looking for a sensible midsize family sedan with strong performance, plenty of driver engagement and evocative styling? The 2017 Mazda 6 might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Mazda 6. [MUSIC PLAYING] When it comes to mid-sized family sedans, we use words like competent, adequate, and sensible. The 2017 Mazda 6 is certainly all of those, but stands out with exhilarating performance and graceful style. Even if performance isn't a priority, the Mazda 6 is one of the best driving sedans in its class by a noticeable margin. On top of that, it's very fuel efficient, with real world results to back that up. Really the only things missing are a hybrid option and all wheel drive. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Mazda 6's trunk is only about average on paper, but the wide opening and remote seat back releases earned points for practicality. [MUSIC PLAYING] The back seats are spacious enough to hold taller adults comfortably, and the front seats have plenty of support for a variety of body types. [MUSIC PLAYING] The interior design is elegantly modern and uses nicer materials than you'd expect. If that wasn't enough, model infotainment interface is one of the best in class-- using a central knob controller similar to the ones found in luxury vehicles. [MUSIC PLAYING] The bottom line is the Mazda 6 has been one of our top picks for quite a while. It does everything other sedans do and adds a healthy dose of athleticism, technology, and refinement. We recommend you check it out, even among the strong competition that includes the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion. If you'd like to see more Edmond's expert rundowns, hit subscribe. [MUSIC PLAYING]