Review: 2017 Mazda6 GT – Part 5

So I’ve come to the end of the review of the Mazda6 GT. First, let me tie up some loose ends. At the end of my week with it I registered an impressive 8.9 L/100KM in mixed city and highway driving, a lot of which was in rush hour and stop and go traffic. I should also mention that I did not drive any different or try to save fuel. Clearly Mazda’s SkyActiv technology combined with i-Eloop works to save you gas. But you still get a car that is excellent on the highway and handles even better than previous iterations thanks to G-Vectoring Control.

The Mazda6 starts at $24,695 and as tested goes for $36,795 which puts it in line with most of the mid sized class. Speaking of which, you’ll want to cross shop it with the Nissan Altima, the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry, the Hyundai Sonata, the Kia Optima to name a few contenders in a crowded field. 

Now someone will say “it doesn’t have a V6” or they might say “where’s the turbo 4 cylinder” and my answer to those statements is that you don’t need either and if you don’t believe me, go to a Mazda dealer and test drive it. Besides, considering that it comes with a lot for your money including Smart City Brake Support, I would argue that the Mazda6 is a good value and very much worth looking at if you are in the market for a mid-sized car. And the tweaks that Mazda has done 2017 have only reinforced that view in my mind.


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