2016-mazda-mazda6-reviewThe 2017 Mazda Mazda6 is a mid-sized car that seats up to 5 people. It uses the same engine as the top trims of the Mazda3 which is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower.

The Mazda6 has agile handling and as it uses the same engine as its smaller cousin it gets outstanding fuel economy. The ride is a little firm for a mid-sized sedan but the interior looks great.

There have been a number of upgrades to the 2017 Mazda6 including a new infotainment system with a bigger touch screen. Bluetooth now comes as standard on all Mazda6 models. The styling on the front of the car has been changed and the dashboard and center console have been redesigned.

Specs

The 2017 Mazda6 is front-wheel drive and uses the 2.5 liter SkyActiv-G 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower. It’s been described as being very nimble on the road and has excellent fuel economy. You’ll have enough power to pull away from others off the line and even overtake at high speeds on the highway. The Mazda6 is available with either manual or automatic transmission.

All Mazda6 models with the automatic transmission have an estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. This may vary slightly with the manual transmission. The Grand Touring model has slightly better fuel economy because it uses regenerative breaking and active grill shutters.

While the 2017 Mazda6 does have plenty of athleticism and agility on the road it also does have a firmer ride than some other competitors.

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Interior

The interior of the 2017 Mazda6 feels luxurious for its price. It has an upscale feel to it and plenty of room in the front. There’s good headroom in the back although legroom could be a little better. The rear windows are also smaller than some other mid-sized cars. The cabin is also slightly noisier than other rivals.

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Standard features included in the base model the Mazda6 Sport are power side mirrors, rearview camera, 6-speaker audio system, USB port, keyless entry, 7-inch touch screen, push button start, Bluetooth, traction control and the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

While it’s nice to have a touch screen for the infotainment system some users have claimed that it’s a bit clunky and difficult to input destinations. Physical control knobs can also be used to control most of the infotainment settings.

Price

The 2017 Mazda Mazda6 Sport has a starting price of $22,995. There are two other trims available, the Touring and the Grand Touring. All use the 184 hp engine and have fantastic fuel economy. The Touring has a base price of $25,245 and the Grand Touring $30,695.

Alternatives

If you’re looking to check out some alternatives to the 2017 Mazda Mazda6 then you are spoilt for choice. The top cars in this class are the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2016 Honda Accord.