Class: Mid-Size Sedan
Fuel Economy: 26/35
Base Price: $30,695
Published: November 27, 2017
By: Becky Beall
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Family sedans are making a comeback! Yes, larger families are still digging the much-needed space in a minivan or SUV, but for the family with two children in tow, many sedans are more than accommodating.
The 2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring is the top-of-the-line trim for this sedan with five passenger capacity. Additional trim lines include the Sport and Touring models.
What I Love About the 2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring:
- I love the sleek and sporty look of this sedan! The list of exterior features is enormous – 19-inch wheels, auto LED headlights and wipers, sunroof and rear spoiler are just a few highlights.
- The interior is a pleasure with leather upholstery, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, heated seats and all the other bells and whistles you’d expect if you have previously driven a Mazda. There are lots of clean lines and easy-to-use controls for technology functions (Bluetooth, audio streaming, Mazda Connect infotainment system and more) with a modern design appeal. Also, parents (and grandparents) will appreciate all of the cup holders.
- Safety features are plentiful and range from the usual myriad of airbags to blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation and rearview camera.
- Performance is important to this momma, and I’m betting it’s important to lots of you as well. All models of the Mazda 6 come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rendering 184 horsepower with 185 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Touring model standardly receives a six-speed automatic transmission.
- Road handling goes right along with performance, and Mazda is no newcomer to this game. Hugging curves or merging onto the freeway, you’ll appreciate the responsive engine and the lack of road noise.
The 2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring offers Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control – a new Mazda technology that creates a smoother driving experience. According to Mazda, “When cornering, the system works seamlessly by adjusting power delivery, shifting vehicle weight on initial turn-in and throughout the corner. The effect is subtle, but how you feel after a great drive isn’t.”
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