I owned a 2014 BMW 3 X-Drive, and a 2015 MiniCooper S JCW Works Edition prior to this Mazda 6 Grand Touring with Premium Package.. Neither car compares in value for the money, when you combine the looks, tech, drive, comfort, and safety. I was actually shocked when I test drove this car. It was on a whim, because I liked the looks of it. Wow. The body is sexy as hell. I bought the Snowflake White Pearl paint with the brown Nappa leather interior, and 19" wheels.The interior is beautiful, roomy, and comfortable- very upscale with an excellent quality, coupled with all kinds of tech, safety features, and bells & whistles- it put my BMW and Mini to shame! This version essentially drives itself- especially when using the adaptive radar cruise control- simply amazing! The only thing this car doesn't do, is park itself(I am OK with that!). Now, what really surprised me, was how quite the cabin was while driving! I love a quiet cabin- minimal road noise or outside interference- and this car delivers! Love it! You couple that quiet cabin with the 11 speaker Bose surround sound stereo, and holy hell...you are in heaven!! so how does it drive, you may be asking? well, despite no turbo, and no AWD, this car handles amazingly well- nimble, quick, and fun. It has paddle shifters and a Sports mode as well- good stuff! Is it fast and furious? No....not if you are used to driving sporty turbo sedans etc... but for 185 HP, this engine moves and moves well! I am not the least bit unsatisfied "downgrading" from cars with turbos in them. This car is quick, agile, and smooth. It is a joy to drive, plain and simple. trunk space is more than ample- very much so. Beautiful wheels. All LED lights that are devilishly sexy, and turns heads. I bought the car on the spot- that is how much I loved it, that quickly- and I was actually in the market for an Audi or the like! For the money, you CAN'T get better, in my opinion. The gas mileage is excellent as well! I give this car my highest recommendation.
This is the most satisfied I have ever been with an automobile and I was very satisfied with my previous Acura TL and my first was a 69' Grande Ford Mustang. Buy have cars come a long way since that beautiful and powerful Stang. The Mazda 2017 GT is fully loaded and loves the road. It is a thoroughbred on the road. One has to be reminded that it is only a 4 cylinder. It is quick and powerful and to have fun one only needs to click the sports button and the car transforms into a sports car. Ladies and Gentlemen if it is value, quality, luxury, responsiveness and fun that you seek, this is your automobile. And if you are a technophile that appreciates very useful bells and whistles, this car has them all. The virtual pop-up drivers screen is an amazingly useful and informative tool and it is subtle and unobtrusive. The car virtually drives itself with the variable speed cruise control, lane assists and myriad of sensors to keep you in your lane on safe. While driving almost by itself using all of this technology, the most fun is when you take control and just drive it yourself. The steering and handling are sporty and engaging. My Acura had a very nice ride but the Mazda's is different and much more fun. The infotainment system is very BMW like and you can perform a multitude of functions safely and easily. Then when you just want to cruise with some great mellow or rocking tunes the bosse Stereo provides superior sound quality. There is very little to dislike. I can think of only some unfortunate uses of plastic (minor), a hood with no pistons and a trunk without spring loaded response as negatives. The interior is luxurious and composed of expensive metals and supple leathers. The leather is soft to the touch and it is placed strategically where one rests ones fingers, hands, legs and you will find yourself touching these soft materials and consciously recognizing how smart Mazda was to use them in just the right way. It is the attention to detail that will blow you away. I tried to look for details to criticize prior to my review and honestly could find just teh few that I mentioned. Folks if you want complete satisfaction and bang for your buck and you do not care that the symbol is Mazda and not BMW or Mercedes or Audi, this car is for you. The new Mazda 6 GT (2017) is for the driving enthusiast that does not care what others think. The car is cool and has a great look and the styling is right there with other premium brands. I compared it with the Acura ILX and TLX and the Honda Accord among two car companies that I compared and once I test drove it, I was impressed. Now that I have driven it for over six months, I am in love with this car and look forward to driving it every day. I hope this review is helpful and saves you from overspending on a status car. Zoom Zoom! There is a reason this is their motto. It fits! Oh and the gas mileage is incredible and uses regular gas. You will save tremendously, driving this car. I cannot figure how they get that much power and savings from such a powerful little engine. Amazing!!!!!
First time I have ever owned a Mazda and so far it has been a dream. The parchment interior is an eye-catcher and everyone that sees the car thinks it looks amazing. Driving it feels like you are totally in control and the paddle shifters and Sport mode add some fun. Mileage is ok but I was hoping for better. Bose sound system is spot on and overall I am very pleased with this car. Recently had a valet comment that he thought it was a Lexus! I have about 5k miles on it and no complaints
This is the best car I've ever owned...at least so far!! I've owned Toyotas, Hondas, Hyundais, and even Mercedes...but this car is the best overall. I love the fit and finish, the comfort level of the seats and ergonomics as I drive. The technology is top notch, and gas mileage is awesome. No car is perfect, but, for the value, this car is on the top!