2018 Mazda 6 Is Impressive Enough Even If Mostly Unchanged

Aug 13, 2017 01:51 AM EDT | Paul Urban

Sedans are great family car options. Even when many consider SUVs as their vehicle of choice, cars still sit comfortably on top. The 2018 Mazda 6 is another contribution to this segment and experts have weighed in their thoughts.

Mazda is a prolific Japanese auto maker. The Japanese brand contributed technologically advanced vehicles over the years. Many drivers became fans of the brand.

The 2018 Mazda 6 enters the sedan scene. It is all set to compete with other great Japanese cars like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. How does the latest Mazda perform compared to the two?

For purists, the 2018 Mazda 6 is heaven on earth. The Mazda 6 remains unchanged. The same style and overall treatment still are present. It comes with daytime LED lights on the lower part of the grille. The sedan's rear part and roof line look stunning as well.

The interior comes almost the same. There is no fault as comfort is still the most important component. Taller people particularly benefit with the large leg and headroom.

Both the 2018 Mazda 6's interior and exterior are above average. There are a lot more luxurious sedan options available, but the Mazda 6 is satisfying enough.

However, the power is a letdown. The 2.5-liter engine is the only option available. It produces a 185-horsepower output. While it is sufficient, car enthusiasts and industry experts expect something more. Honda Accord and Toyota Camry aced this aspect, so Mazda 6 falls a little underwhelming.

The 2018 Mazda 6's EPA rating is good but not great. It has 35/26 mpg which efficient enough. The Mazda 6's acceleration goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5-seconds, which is not the fastest of its kind. However, this is acceptable. Many sedan buyers are not too keen with speed.

At the end of the day, the 2018 Mazda 6 stays loyal to its reputation. It may fall a little short compared to its more famous competitors. However, it still can give Accords and Camrys a run for its money.

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