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2019 Mazda 6

Tom and his family took the 2019 Mazda 6 Signature on a weekend road trip to the Twin Cities. Bayport is one of the first Minnesota towns along Interstate 94 as you head west out of Wisconsin.

Having heard great things about the food and architecture of Minneapolis, my daughter was excited to learn that her college water-polo team would be competing in a tournament at a school just outside of Minnesota’s largest city. As things turned out, that early-spring trip was a whirlwind event that left little time for anything but polo, sleep, and travel.

2018 Mazda 6 Signature

2018 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 454

Fuel used: 19.4 gallons

1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

.In the late Eighties, Japanese automakers introduced four-wheel steering to the U.S. market. The first car Americans could buy with such a system was the 1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS. Mindful of the old adage that nobody remembers who was second, let us suggest the 1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 4WS as cheap wheels.

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.

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.

2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

2017 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring in Machine Grey Metallic (a $300 option)

2017 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 592

Fuel Used: 20.8


1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 4WS

As far as automotive fads go, four-wheel steering (4WS) is one of the more technically sophisticated examples. Beginning with the 1988 model year, four American-market Japanese models were available with 4WS: the Honda Prelude Si, Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, Mazda 626 Turbo, and Mazda MX-6 GT Turbo.

2016 Mazda 6

Consumer Guide’s test Mazda 6 i arrived in top-line Grand Touring trim. Including destination charge, our test car’s sticker price came to $33,395.

2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring 2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 893

Fuel Used: 27.5

Mazda 6 Aerodynamics

2014 Mazda 6

In Consumer Guide’s opinion, the redesigned 2014 Mazda 6 has leapt to the top of the pack of the extremely competitive midsize-car class. In addition to its athletic character, this car is remarkably fuel-efficient. In our three Mazda 6 testers, we have averaged 30.6, 30.8, and—with our long-termer—32.0 mpg. In 330 miles of 95-percent highway driving, Consumer Guide editor Don Sikora averaged 40.3 mpg.