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2017.5 Mazda 6

2017.5 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2017.5 Mazda 6 Grand Touring for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

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The following article, written by Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel, first appeared in the “2018 Chicago Auto Show Official Show Guide.” Thanks to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producers of the Chicago Auto Show, for allowing us to share the text again here. 

Thanks to easy access to ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Wingz, many urban dwellers have found that they can live free of the complications and costs of car ownership. On the occasion that short-hop transportation is needed, these car-free bon vivants turn to a smartphone app and order up a quick ride. Other times, public transportation suffices.

2017 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring

2017.5 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring in Soul Red Metallic (a $300 option)

Quick Spin2017.5 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 703

Fuel used: 22.6 gallons

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Mazda 6

2017 Los Angeles Auto ShowMazda took the wraps off a thoroughly revamped Mazda 6 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The revisions to Mazda’s midsize sedan are emblematic of the brand’s recent focus on positioning itself as an upscale automaker with “class-above” refinement levels compared to other mainstream makes.

1986 Saab 9000

1986 Saab 9000

With American car buyers scrambling to dump their sedans in favor of crossovers, it would seem logical to assume that a desire for functionality is a driving force behind the movement.

2018 Mazda CX-3 in Snowflake White Pearl Mica (a $200 color option)

2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD in Snowflake White Pearl Mica (a $200 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 517

Fuel used: 18.7 gallons

2017 Miata RF

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF in Soul Red Metallic,  a $300 option

2015 Audi Q52017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 1069

Fuel used: 31.7 gallons

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal Metallic, a $595 option.

2015 Audi Q52017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 702

Fuel used: 28.7 gallons

2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring in Eternal Blue Mica

2017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan in Eternal Blue Mica

2015 Audi Q52017 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 510

Fuel used: 15.0 gallons



When she was a younger woman, my mother spent some time working the register at a neighborhood Burger King. Near as I can tell, mom doesn’t spend too much time reflecting on her days peddling fast food, but she does share one story, and it’s worth retelling.

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