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2015 Mazda 6 Wins Motor Trend's midsize sedan shootout

another win for the mazda, makes even more proud to be a owner of a 2014. This quote from the article pretty much sums it up.

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Which leaves us with the Mazda6. When we asked ourselves which vehicle we'd purchase with our own money, we unanimously voted for the Mazda. Its combination of good looks, strong fuel economy, excellent road manners, roomy rear seat, and engaging powertrain give the Mazda the one element that all its competitors seem to lack: a real personality. In a beige-and-taupe segment, the Mazda adds a big splash of red. And that's something we wish more automakers would achieve.
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The Big Test: 2014/2015 Midsize Sedans - Motor Trend

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Interesting article, I liked this part...

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The Mazda provided an engaging powertrain, rather than one that just gets the job done. Lieberman summed it up best: "If Americans actually cared about driving, the Mazda6 would be the best-selling car in the U.S."


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Mazda is re-writing the rules.. but they always have. Car mags have always loved the Mazda's too as the driver's cars... but maybe the new styling is just enough to get them REALLY into the game. I'm starting to see more and more out on the streets (happy and sad about that LOL). I agree though, that in a class of hum-drum the Mazda6 is a huge splash in the pool lol.

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Glad to see more good news about our cars. More sales means more $$ in Mazda's pockets and a better chance at us getting some more interesting variants.

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Glad to see more good news about our cars. More sales means more $$ in Mazda's pockets and a better chance at us getting some more interesting variants.
I sure hope so. The 6 is near the bottom of the midsize sales last I checked. Mazda has never been a strong volume seller, but they have to push more than 3k units / month.

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I read this just a while ago and wondered why Ford declined to participate. I cross-shopped a Fusion and Accord before buying my 6. I've driven Hyundai/Kia and an Altima as rentals and didn't consider them in the running when shopping.

I found the Fusion to be nice, but didn't fit me well. I also don't care for the MFT and liked the controls in the 6 way better. The Ford is also all over the place now, so the look to me is a bit more "meh" anymore than it was when it first came out. Also, the higher end trims aren't really all that much to look at ... at least for me.

The Accord was nice, in a bland sort of way. I skipped the Sport model since it just didn't have the features in it I wanted, but it looks much better than the higher trim models. Honda needs to rethink the packaging on that. Might have made it a harder choice for me if it went that way. The CVT was OK ... not my cup of tea, but light-years better than the one I've driven in a Altima. I just like the Mazda more, which is why I bought one.

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Motor Trend comparison test

Looks like the 6 won again!


Motor Trend Mid Size Comparison

'16 CX-5 GT
'14 6 GT
'13 Golf R (APR Stage 2+)
'10 GTI (APR K04, 313 WHP)
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Impressive for the 6 to win it again. Honda fanboys must be pissed that the Accord came in 4th. Btw..Car and driver hadthe 6 at 7.0 flat and the Accord at 7.4 sec 0-60 mph. I don't know why MT has it nearly the opposite.

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