Go
2014 Mazda MAZDA6 Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$20,035
BASE MSRP
$20,990
On Quality
A firm but composed ride combined with supportive front seats altogether make the 2014 Mazda 6 a joy—although the back seat may be missing a tick or two of headroom for taller guys.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Mazda MAZDA6 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
Browse Mazda MAZDA6 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

QUALITY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Those who seek ride comfort above all else might find the Mazda6 a trifle harsh at times
Kelley Blue Book

small-diameter steering wheel that feels great to the touch
Kelley Blue Book

A knock on the 6 is ride comfort that can be described as harsher than the best sellers in the segment.
AutoWeek



If you've spent any time in the new Ford Fusion, or even the new Nissan Altima or Honda Accord, it's likely you'll concede—like we did—that the Mazda6's interior appointments aren't quite on the high ground that those models set.

The seats in the Mazda6 are the exception. They're excellent. You get sport seats with a little more side support than you might expect in an affordable mid-size sedan, even at the base Sport level, and there's more thigh support than typical, which helps tremendously for longer-distance drives.

In back, the bench feels somewhat high up, and that conspires to make getting in a little more challenging than you might expect. Even once you’re in you may find your head surprisingly close to the roofline—made worse if you decide to sit in the middle by a sort of upward hump. Although we appreciated the fold-down center armrest with cupholders.

Trunk space is plentiful, with a wide load opening, and the split-folding rear seatbacks fold forward for more space; although there are some sharp edges that may snag items that brush the top of the cargo space.

Ride quality is impressive, but not quite luxury-car quiet. There's a little more road noise than you'll find in some models in this class, but the ride is about perfect for most roads—firm, yet absorbing the most jarring impacts. Our drive was during some particularly strong crosswinds, and it’s worth noting that the 6 seemed unflustered, tracking well and blocking out the sort of wind noises we might have expected. The coefficient of drag is as low as 0.26, which probably helps with that.

Conclusion

A firm but composed ride combined with supportive front seats altogether make the 2014 Mazda 6 a joy—although the back seat may be missing a tick or two of headroom for taller guys.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Other Choices Read More
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.