2009 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring Review
A Happy Compromise
For people unable to decide between a fun sports car and a regular sedan, the Mazda 6 S Grand Touring provides a happy compromise. This five-passenger, four-door automobile comes with a hefty 3.7-liter, 6-cylinder engine (a smaller 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder is also offered with a fuel economy of 21/30 city/highway), and a spacious and comfortable interior. With all-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes, this vehicle also ensures a safe and stable ride. Included among its features are xenon headlights, an in-glass rear window antenna, six-speaker sound system and a tire pressure monitoring system.
This is a much evolved car featuring a sporty design with larger interior and exterior dimensions than prior models. It offers many features found only on top-end cars such as a blind spot indicator, rain sensing windshield wipers, Bluetooth (with streaming audio), dual-zone automatic climate control, cool interior illumination, and keyless entry to name a few. An optional DVD navigation system will set you back $2,000. The new Mazda 6 is a perfect family car, able to handle any daily task deftly, yet pleasant enough to take the clan on a weekend getaway. We think it represents great value, and, with the brand’s fine reliability record, is a great option to consider.
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Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; and lifetime warranty for brakes.