2014/05/20 | Cars
2014 Mazda 6 - Mechanical and aesthetic success
When the Mazda 6 debuted in 2003, it redefined the midsize sedan category with its solid road handling and top-notch performance. It then offered an interesting alternative for buyers looking for space who did not want to sacrifice performance. This year, Mazda returns with the completely redesigned 2014 Mazda 6 which has not lost its sporty personality, however.
The 2014 Mazda 6's interior combines sleek design with flawless ergonomics to provide driver and passengers a pleasant experience on short and long journeys. While other Japanese manufacturers can sometimes go overboard when the time comes to design the interiors of their models, Mazda has taken a more pragmatic approach to provide an interior that is both pleasing to the eye and easy to use.
The center console uses high-end materials while the quality of the finish is beyond reproach. All the main controls are close at hand and the learning curve is not too long. In other words, you will quickly be comfortable with the operation of the various controls inside your new Mazda 6.
The seats are comfortable while providing lateral support to match the sporting aspirations of Mazda's midsize model. The headroom and elbows in the front don't disappoint while the back seat can easily accommodate 3 mid-size adults comfortably even over an extended period. The trunk offers 419 liters of cargo space, which should meet the needs of buyers in this category.
The soul of a sports car
The Mazda 6 has always stood out from its rivals with its sporty handling, impressive handling and dynamic performance of its engines. Now in its third generation, the 2014 Mazda 6 has lived up to its sharpness and continues to offer the sportiest handling in its class.
The buyer of a 2014 Mazda 6 gets a car that can tackle a winding road with flying colors. When approaching a corner with dynamism, the new 6's independent suspension eliminates body roll, prompting more pressure on the right pedal. Despite the imposing dimensions of the 2014 Mazda 6, the car remains agile and its trajectory is corrected with a small movement of the wrist.
There is only one engine in the 2014 Mazda 6's lineup, but no one should miss the V6's departure. The new 6 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Part of the SKYACTIV engine family, Mazda engineers have equipped this engine with an ultra-high 13: 1 compression ratio to improve the thermal efficiency of the engine. In other words, the engine is able to achieve the driver's desired level of performance with less fuel consumption. Several engine, transmission and chassis components have also been revised to improve engine efficiency, reduce energy waste, and extract maximum power from the engine while providing one of the best fuel savings in the world. its class with an average of 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
The 2014 Mazda 6 is for those who love to drive. In return, it remains a comfortable and luxurious car on a daily basis. Combining these two character traits with the space available inside the new 2014 6 results in a car capable of meeting the majority of needs. In short, it's the best of all worlds!