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2021 Mazda6 Signature review

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Still a Great Sedan with Good Looks and Ride Quality

Mark Fulmer
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.


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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.


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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.


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There’s plenty of leg-room for four adults, and a very usable trunk with 14.7 cubic feet.


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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.


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