2014 Mazda 6

14 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2014 Mazda 6
Mazda 6

2014 Mazda 6

What#8217;s Not

Underpowered

Stiff throttle

Auto Transmission

2014 6 – Road Test Review out of 10

The outgoing Mazda 6 was a bit boring. it handled well, did it#8217;s job as a mid sedan but never really us. Given that Toyota so many more Camrys, the new 6 needed to be great.

It#8217;s a sheet design, they away the old mold and came up an aggressive  modern car with new suspension, power ­train, and exterior#8230; and boy does it look . No longer the car that stands in the at parties with an alcohol beer, this one has attitude and That style pasess to the interior#8230;.but more on that

The 2014 Mazda 6 has a 4 cylinder 2488 cc producing  184 hp @ 5700 rpm and 185 @ 3250 rpm. We drove the version, Touring and that was a mistake. 0-60 takes a 7.9 seconds which is over a slower than a 4 cylinder Camry, which whizzes to 60 in

This engine uses Skyactiv G technology which fuel economy by using high compression ratios#8230;the for a gas engine. It also improves at lower revs. Unfortunately it is not and we believe they need a to compete.

How many times we said that?

Once on move the Mazda rides if fairly stiff, not unlike a Fusion  and the body is controlled with little It definitely feels like a sedan#8230;..it just needs power. The gas pedal feels almost as if they don#8217;t you to floor it. It all feels engineered for and the transmission feels lazy.

We think the Sport model manual transmission is the one to go for at $21,675 up to the Touring and the price shoots up

Through the bends the Mazda a firm line and the steering is and nicely weighted. Grip is too especially on the 19 in wheels on the Touring.

Mazda 6

They have done an job on the interior. The seats are superb and you in place well. The dash are smooth and wouldn#8217;t feel out of in a VW which excels at interiors.

The model has few options and you don#8217;t get

Spec out the more expensive and you can feast on 5.8-inch touch satellite radio, navigation, climate control, auto-dimming bi-xenon headlights, a rear camera, power seats, and safety options such as monitoring and lane-departure warning.

#8230;..it#8217;s a bit too much nannying for us .

Moving up to the Touring version a touch screen, 19-inch automatic climate control, and a driver’s seat.

One thing to out is that Mazda may give us the version (not confirmed which has a 2.2 liter turbo with 175 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque and and automatic transmission.

These are specs so these number may be a different for the US market.

W hat would we do?

Get the manual transmission and car is way more fun and truer to it#8217;s The auto box dulls what is a fine package but this car beats out the dull Camry and Honda Accord, even the Accord is quicker. #8230;#8230;. and give us a turbo version or a 6 option, we really don#8217;t which. OR wait for the diesel, that is a thumping amount of and we like that!

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