I agree with Eric. The Mazda 6 drives really well and feels quite solid and refined, but in making the 6 larger and, presumably, more attractive to a larger number of consumers, the company also removed much of the sporty appeal of the previous 6. Now instead of driving like a slightly larger Mazda 3 as the last generation 6 did, this new 6 feels like many of its competitors from behind the wheel. Although, considering the company it's keeping, this isn't all bad, it's just unfortunate that Mazda went more mainstream instead of staying true to its "zoom-zoom" mantra.
That being said, I do appreciate the extra interior space in this new 6 and its improved fit and finish. The interior is attractive with good ergonomics and a straightforward layout. My only issue with the cabin was that the oversize lumbar support and undersize bottom cushion of the driver's seat prevented me from getting completely comfortable behind the wheel.
Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor