In summary, this is a lot of car that is very economical, especially for it's size, and has a relatively low entry price. The Japanese carmaker has chosen to eschew a V6 in the new Mazda6, instead offering a 4-cylinder gasoline-fueled powerplant and, eventually, a 4-cylinder turbodiesel. From both front and rear, the emphasis is on width, giving the 2014 Mazda6 the curb presence of a more expensive car. At an event held by the automaker in Austin, Texas, I tested both manual- and automatic-transmission versions of the 2014 Mazda6. Fun to drive factor beats 2013 Altima and Honda sport.
Doesn't turn off until you drive the car around again and sometimes I have to try it three or four times to get the whole car to turn off. The exterior has a very sporty look and has the appearance more of a luxury car then a mid-sized family car. Seating is comfortable and I didn't find myself constantly repositioning my posterior after long hours behind the wheel. The SkyActiv has good low end torque - better than the old 2. Besides sharp styling and a sporty driving experience, the 2014 Mazda6 comes armed with something even more important that positions it to challenge the segment leaders: fuel economy that's near the top of the class. The car pulled significant mountain grades in the Sierras and Rockies with ease and with minimal gear searching.
All fees and programming subject to change. Forward obstruction warning won't apply the brakes if it senses an impending collision like Smart City Brake Support does, but it will warn the driver with an alert. More than the automatic, the manual transmission reveals the four-cylinder's lack of low-rpm power. At the same time, the suspension was optimized to enable more confident cornering. Some cars' tails don't look like they've received much design attention. The new cruise controls, blind spot warning, backup camera, and sound system stomp the competition.
A blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert and a backup camera are optional. The Bose stereo in it has exterior noise cancelling built in to help keep things quiet as is. I find myself taking the long way home from work on the backroads every day because I just enjoy driving this car so much, I don't want to get out of it! Its precision is rare among midsize sedans, and the light clutch pedal is well-suited to the car. Gas mileage was pretty good as well. Do yourself a favor even if you aren't or haven't been a Mazda fan, just go drive one, then go drive the others and you will be blown away. Bought it at Infiniti of Tampa used with 53,073 miles.
The entry-level I-Sport trim level is equipped with the Skyactiv-G 2. Besides sharp styling and a sporty driving experience, the 2014 Mazda6 comes armed with something even more important that positions it to challenge the segment leaders: fuel economy that's near the top of the class. Among the important elements are the long hood, rearward-set windshield and muscular haunches over the rear wheels. The new 6 was roomier in back, had better front seats, and even the loaded grand cruising trim line is affordable. Pro tip, put your jumpers under the seat.
The screen and the touch buttons on the interface are small, and we've found that it doesn't always get along with Apple products. I usually shift around 3k rpm and whenever I have to shift from first to second gear the drop is almost 1200 rpm. You should see the complain that subaru wrx owners have about waiting that extra 1 sec to shift from 1st to 2nd. I'm totally impressed with the interactive technology and voice activated commands. Acceleration is modest from a standing start, even when letting the engine rev to its limit before shifting gears.
Just a very very nice car. The latter employs aspects of both torque-converter and dual-clutch transmissions to deliver both excellent low-speed feel and admirably quick shifts. Rated for 28 around town and 38 on highway we are getting about 32 in mixed driving. The only minor negatives I have are seats that could be a bit more comfortable over long distances and a desire for a drive train with a little more pick up at low speeds. Like the majority of cars in this course, Mazda6 is top-tier generate. Interior: The interior is spacious and very well put together with almost everything being soft touch materials. To sum it up, I couldn't ask for anything more than what I've gotten with this vehicle - great styling, super fuel efficiency, a smooth, enjoyable cruising experience, and a lot of bells and whistles for the money - no other vehicle in this class comes close! In moonroof-equipped cars, there's little extra headroom when the driver's seat is raised.
Louis on Sat Apr 06 2013 I came, I saw, I drove it home. For a full list of safety features check out the. Interior Design and Special Features With plentiful rear legroom, the 6's rear passengers will feel as if they've been given access to a first-class cabin rather than coach. Watch out for by Andrea Comeau on Mar 14, 2019 Vehicle: 2014 Mazda 6 i Sport 4dr Sedan 2. The backseat ranks among the more spacious ones in the segment, with room to spare for taller passengers like me I'm 6 feet 1 inch ; the seat cushion is high enough to provide some welcome thigh support. If I let go off in any other clutch it jerks the car. Everything about the looks from the outside are just like the Takeri Concept.