Reviews the 2014 Mazda6

The Mazda6 has traditionally been good looking and fun to drive, but it's a slow seller compared to many midsize sedans. The redesigned-for-2014 version again offers sharp styling and a sporty driving experience. It's also more fuel efficient than the outgoing version, which reviewer Mike Hanley says should bolster its appeal.

2014 Mazda6 Review

By Jennifer Geiger | February 1, 2013 | Comments (7)



Everything would be good but here where bad is hidden
1 - 19 inch wheels
2 - No blue tooth on stick shift models
3 - No cloth on Touring

I like genuine Mazdas but this one will not be parked at my garage.


the car looks much more conservative without the 19" wheels. I cannot understand the decision not to offer 18s on this car. 19s are too big and the 17s lack any visual flair. also, the interior is lacking.


I would take it with 16-inchers. But then, the zoom-zoom will probably be less. And then, what's left? - ok, fairly good handling, fuel efficiency and good looks.


without the wheels that have been shown in all the press photos it really isnt as radical looking. Looks better than average, but not stunning and interior is actually one of the dullest in the class. Mileage is good (on paper) but same can be said for accord and altima. Not that I believe you will see those figures in real world driving. These upper 20s combined EPA numbers haven't been proven in real testing for the latest batch of midsize sedans.


historically, small Mazdas, Hondas and Toyotas deliver more MPG than listed. Currently, my 2011 Mazda3 makes 36hwy while listed for 33. Forget about hwy, with manual trany, I make 30 mpg on average.
But there were reports that SkyActive is not as good on the numbers when car is pushed faster. In my current model I can go 70-75 mph and still get 36 mpg

craven morehead

Those big rims come at a price. $1000 to replace the tires with far fewer choices.
Also they do work well in the snow belt,requiring dedicated rims and tires. Not to mention a rough ride. I've driven both the 17's and 19's on the new 6 and did not notice any difference in handling.It is a 4 door sedan after all.

craven morehead

Do NOT work well in snow ;/

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