2021 Mazda6 Signature review>
The Auto Channel
The 2021 Mazda6 continues to strengthen its strong points: a smooth classic look and a driving experience that produces grins and nods. The clean, uncluttered exterior styling has a fluidic quality that is a study in subtlety.
Mazda's 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and sends that through its 6 speed automatic transmission to the front wheels does a fine job. From a stop or during passing it responds very well and by avoiding jackrabbit starts you can achieve a 30 mpg fuel expenditure - although there will be a difference in fuel economy if run on regular rather than premium fuel. The 6 is quite simply an enjoyable driving experience - quite limber and quick.
The interior is quite upscale with cushiony soft-touch surfaces, leather upholstery, and a dose of ambient interior lighting. Front seats have both cooling and heating and rear has heating. Laminate glass in the windshield and door windows keeps the cabin quite quiet.
The Mazda6 is also a very safe vehicle. It has bee awarded an NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) five star rating and an IIHS ( Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ) Top Safety Pick designation due to top scores in crash tests.
If you are shopping for an upscale sedan, the Mazda6 Signature should be high on your test drive list.