5 Reasons To Fall In Love With The Mazda6 Signature Series #DriveMazda @MazdaUSA
If you’re looking for that perfect midsize family car that doesn’t feel or look like a family car then look no more because here are 5 reasons to fall in love with the Mazda6 Signature Series.
From the very first moment that you slide in behind the wheel of the Mazda6 Signature Series, you know you’re in for a very special ride with the Mazda6 Signature Series when I partnered with Mazda to test one out for myself. Last week I was more than slightly spoiled when I got to test out this mid-sized sedan for myself and the Mazda6 is so much more than just another mid-size family car.
It is designed from start to finish with comfort in mind. Before you ever turn on the ignition, there’s no mistaking the fact that Mazda when to great lengths when it came to designing a car that would not only get you from Point A to Point B in comfort and style but made sure that whether you were doing your daily errands or a long, leisurely drive exploring the countryside, with the Mazda6 Signature, you’ll never have to worry about anything because they’ve taken care of every detail and so much more.
I had a chance to put it through its paces throughout the Central Florida area and whether it was making sure I could safely navigate through the sudden downpours that Florida afternoons are famous for, or trying to get out of the Walt Disney World parking lot with thousands of others of my closest friends or just driving through the backcountry or along the coast to experience some of the undiscovered parts of Florida, the only bad thing I can say about the Mazda6 is that I was so spoiled by its performance, handling and comfort, it was hard to return to the reality of going back to my car when the week was over.
Mazda has always been a brand that is synonymous with luxury and safety when it comes to vehicles and one that is known for it sleek and stylish designs while still having the power and safety features to let you know that they care about your family as much as you do and the Mazda6 Signature exemplified their high standards and lived up to everything I’ve come to expect when I drive a Mazda and so much more. Let’s take a closer look at just what you can expect from the Mazda6 Signature Series.
Luxurious Yet Practical From Start To Finish
Comfort, comfort, and comfort is the first thing you’ll fall in love with when driving the Mazda6. Mazda’s all-new redesign is seen and felt through every part the interior of the 6, and not just in terms of lines and space. You’ll sink into the smooth Nappa leather along with the use of suede accents with Sen wood and brushed aluminum making the Mazda6 a luxuriousness place to spend a few hundred miles driving through the state to just a few minutes running errands here and there around town. With plenty of room in both the front as well as in the back, the designers created the interior with you and your family in mind with attention to detail at every turn.
The all leather interior makes cleaning a snap should your kids decide to climb up through the sunroof while parked in a parking lot while still wearing their muddy softball cleats. The spacious back seat with a pull-down drink center console built into the center armrest means that not only does each passenger have their own personal space as it were, but also a place to not only hold drinks but separate chargers for electronics as well as back seat climate controls.
Traveling with little ones is a breeze because the built-in car seat safety latches mean that you can rest assured their car seat is always properly installed. You’ll be spoiled by the ventilated leather-trimmed sports seats, an 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support plus the driver’s seat comes equipped with a memory to adjust to your specific driving needs, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and yes, both the front and the rear seats are heated. The dual control temperature settings and seat warmers are the perfect solutions for when one of you is always cold and one of you is always warm. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
Controls Where You Need Them To Be
I’ve never before been in a car where the placements of the controls were so thoroughly thought through but the design team from Mazda really thought of everything.
From the positioning of the controls on the steering wheel with everything right at my fingertips without me ever having to search with the cruise control on the right, media on the left to the genius placement of the Command control dial conveniently located below the gear shift that allows you to control everything from the media, to the navigation all from just that one dial it’s makes you wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner.
If you’ve ever experienced driving in Florida, then you know that it can go from bright and sunny to a torrential downpour with no warning and you can’t take your eyes off the road for a single moment and thanks to the placement of all of the controls and the warning systems the Mazda 6 comes equipped with, the road always has your full attention., the wipers immediately adjusted accordingly all without me ever having to do a thing and once again allowing my full focus to be on the road.
I was also able to control everything right from the touchscreen media center and navigation system, which was conveniently located on top of the dashboard, again allowing me to use it without my eyes ever leaving the road.
And of course, thanks to the built-in Bluetooth device that comes with the Mazda 6 Signature series, once I hooked up my phone, the voice command did all the work for me.
Safety First, Safety Last, Safety Always
When it comes to your safety and the safety of your family, once again Mazda has thought of everything to ensure that every precaution to help you navigate while leaving the worries behind. I loved that thanks to the Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Detection systems, I never once had to worry about cars that I may not have been able to see until it was too late due to the lack of visibility the comes with rain.
Thanks to the Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Close Proximity Warning, I didn’t ever have to worry as the Mazda6 automatically sensed the speed of the car ahead of me and adjusted my speed so that I maintain a safe distance.
Anyone that knows me knows that backing up, whether into a parking space or into the driveway is not something I tend to excel at but thanks to the review camera, even I could park like a pro. Between the media system, complete with Sirius Radio capabilities and the built-in Bose speaker system, and of course the GPS that lets you search by typing in a specific address, or search through categories, we were well equipped for anything.
I loved that the controls for the windows and door locks were not embedded flat into the armrest where you could unwittingly lower the windows but instead up with again that easy access that allows you to use while still staying focused on your driving.
The Active Driving Display was right at eye level so I always knew my current speed and thanks to the GPS system, the ever-changing speed limits were constantly displayed and should I happen to be over the posted limit, a red warning light on the navigation display would alert me to lower my driving speed.
Add in other great features such as the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System which means no more digging for your keys when you’re in a dark parking lot late at night, the Advanced Smart City Brake Support partnered with the Smart Brake Support that comes with Collision Warning, the Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go and the much needed if you’re trying to navigate your way through busy metropolitan areas Lane-keep Assist and it’s as close as you can get to worry-free driving as possible.
Room To Spare
The Mazda6 Signature series is definitely designed with today’s busy lifestyle in mind. Thanks to the spacious trunk there was ample room for all those things you never meant to buy yet somehow you came out of the store with and plenty of room to spare as well as plenty of storage space on the inside with cupholders for everyone-a must in our daily travels.
I loved the sunroof and it was perfect for letting the sunshine in or just looking up at just the right moment and suddenly noticing that Disney attention to detail in their storytelling even when you happened to be in the Animal Kingdom parking lot. In addition throughout the car, there were compartments, pouches, and consoles to store all of those most important treasures that children tend to take with them on road trips-even when that road trip is just around the corner.
The Perfect Midsize Family Car That Says “Luxury” All The Way
Sleek, sporty and fun to drive, this is a car that is definitely the “cure for common driving”. The looks of the car are deceiving. Upon first glance the first impression is that it’s the perfect car just for you but once inside you quickly realize there’s plenty of room for not only you, but the entire family to enjoy whether it’s for those daily trips you make around town or out on the open road to head to the weekend baseball tournament or cheer competition or just exploring all there is to see and do in Central Florida.
If you’re looking for a car that has the feel and looks of a sports car but roomy enough for the entire family, with features that allow your full attention to be on the road, look no further than the 2018 Mazda 6 Signature Series – it’s truly the car that brings back the fun to driving. Special thanks to Mazda and our friends at DriveShop for the opportunity to review and experience this car for myself. I have to say it was really difficult to turn back over the keys at the end of the week.
Disclosure: I was provided the opportunity to test drive the 2018 Mazda6 Signature Series by Mazda and DriveShopUSa for one week, howev,er all opinions are my own.