|The 2017 Mazda 6i Grand Touring.|
|2017 Mazda 6i Grand Touring.|
|2017 Mazda 6i Grand Touring interior.|
All the fundamental great stuff about the Mazda 6 remains the same. The 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter Syactiv-G four-cylinder engine, the exterior styling, the sports car-like handling and the EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/35 highway are constants.
Our tester was the Mazda 6i Grand Touring, the top-level trim. Base price $30,695. Ours was treated to the GT Premium Package (i-Eloop regenerative engine braking system, active grille shutters, shifter LED accent lighting, bright finish interior trim, Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery, heated rear seats, the heated steering wheel with unique stitching and the black headliner) for $2,500...a cargo mat for $75, the Machine Gray Metallic paint for $300 and door sill trim plates for $125. So, with $835 delivery processing and handling fee, the bottom line was $34,530.
And most of all, like every Mazda 6 we've driven since TireKicker launched almost nine years ago, we were sad to hand back the keys at the end of the week. The Mazda 6 holds its place on the TireKicker's Best Cars list for at least another year.