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2017 Mazda 6 car review: sexy, sleek sedan

2017 mazda 6 review

Disclosure: The 2017 Mazda CX-9 was loaned to me by Drive Time for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I was a kid in the 80s, one of our family cars was the Mazda 626. While we enjoyed it, it had its share of problems and after that, Mazdas were a brand we just didn’t consider moving forward. Kind of like the many, many problems I’ve had with my Kia Optima have guaranteed I will never own a Kia again.

However, in recent years, I’ve taken notice of Mazdas. Price, safety features and overall look, make me want to consider them once again. I mean everyone can change, right? I had a Mazda CX-9 to review the week prior to the Mazda 6 and I’ll admit, I was quite spoiled by it. It was incredibly difficult to give that car back. But at least I was swapping from it to the 2017 Mazda 6.

mazda6 2017 interior

Interior of Mazda6

The exterior is beautiful and the interior feels more upscale than the near $30k price tag (it’s right around $33k) seems. The plush leather seating and interior components all feel closer to a luxury sedan. It has nice pickup, and safety features like blindside monitoring, bright backup camera and more.

Mazda 6 Pros

  • Sleek, sexy look
  • Good gas mileage (40 on the highway and 28 in the city)
  • Bright lights at night in the backup camera make it easy to see
  • Decent pickup

Mazda 6 Cons

  • Steering wheel is almost too small
  • Hard to see the projection of speed, etc in front of you
  • Not as powerful as other sedans in its class that have a V6

While I mentioned the exceptional gas mileage in the Mazda 6, you are sacrificing the V6 engines that other competitors in the that range have. And while I love the technology of the projection of lane monitoring and speed in front of you, unlike the Mazda CX-9 which actually projects it out in front of the car, here it is projected onto a plastic screen on the dashboard that was difficult for me to see.

2017 mazda 6 interior

For the price and safety features, I like the Mazda 6 for a family car, especially if you have little ones. Plus, if you hang on to your cars for a years like I do, you could give it to your kid when they turn 16 and have peace of mind that they are driving a very safe car.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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  • It’s dine in but you just have to ask for boxes, kind of like carry out. I ordered 3 burgers and 2 cheeseburgers the morning of Feb. 13th and my total was under $2! What a deal!

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