2014 Mazda 6 Consumer Review: Three years

2014 Mazda 6 - Consumer Review

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i Touring Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Three years
By jmick1 on

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2014 Mazda 6 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

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Still really like the car, though there are a couple of things. The front door opening seems to start further back, and given that I sit with a fairly forward seat position, this results in lots of kick to the trim panel between the seat and door opening; not a big deal but it could be better. A little wind noise is noticeable at over about 50. It would be nice to have longer door pockets so a CD would fit in there--we listen to books or language lesson on the road and there's no good place to put the jewel cases. The CD player is fine and the master control interface is great, but the hardware does not always readily accept the disk. When you eject the CD, the system also goes to radio which can be a loud blast of noise. It would be nicer to just shut off and have you select the radio. The passenger airbag sensor seems intermittent; it sometimes comes on when the seat is occupied by an adult well over 70 pounds.

In any case, there are no show stoppers there. Just got off a short 3 day road trip and the 6 was great. Averaged over 34 combined with highway speeds of 80 and downtown Houston traffic. Engine/transmission worked seamlessly on the highway on cruise and didn't hunt or continually downshift (unlike our VW 2.5L). Handled a monsoon downpour easily--no problems seeing and the car handled the very wet roads easily. The trip computer on board was within .2 of actual and the actual was slightly better than estimated. We'd certainly get the 6 again, though I don't think the black pleather seats were a good idea down here in South Texas--they get really hot really fast.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Front seats
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics

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