Mommy's Favorite Things: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring



2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Looking for a sporty mid size sedan that comes in just over $30,000 and gets up to 35 MPG? Then the 2017 Mazda6 just might be for you.  

The Kids and I recently took a trip to Traverse City, MI in the Mazda6 and being in Wine Country I HAD to get an awesome pic. This is a winery with the Grand Traverse Bay in the background (you can see it better in another pic at the bottom of this post)
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

With steering wheel mounted controls, driving the Mazda6 is a breeze. Everything is right there at your fingertips. From your phone, to cruise control to the volume and tuning of the stereo. It is all right there so you never have to take your eyes off the road.
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

The Mazda6 displayed your speed on the windshield making it super available and easy to see without ever looking down.
(this picture is not clear, but it also shows a stop sign at every single stop sign, it's incredible technology.
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

With an easy to use knob in the center console, using the stereo is also a breeze. The knob is really neat, it lets you control the whole stereo easily with just your fingers. You can control volume, stereo, navigation and more.

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Very clear rear backup camera!
 And a great size sunroof


LOTS of legroom in the front and back. Much roomier than the Mazda3
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Rear Cupholders and Heated Seats!!
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Trunk Space!!!! AMAZING! One of the largest sedan trunks I've ever seen!
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Drivers seat memory!! I love this feature. My husband's car has this and it comes in handy so often.
2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

While driving, the Mazda6 has the blind spot alert system. It lets you know when a car is next to you in your blind spot. 

Also with the Mazda6. When you're driving and you turn on your blinker, if there is a car next to you, the car will beep at you to let you know that a lane change is not possible at that time! A very neat feature that scared me a couple times. But it is nice!

Overall a wonderfully gorgeous car to drive!


2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

Safety wise, the Mazda6 excels as well. 
It features Radar Cruise Control. While on the highway it will maintain a certain distance between you and the car in front of you, which is a great feature to have. And when the car in front moves, your cruise control goes back up to the speed you had it set at, automatically! This has become my favorite feature on a vehicle, and I'm sad my permanent vehicle doesn't have this!

Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning. When going over 10mph or more it will alert you of something in front of you and let you know you need to brake. 

Lane Departure Warning System lets you know when it thinks you are unintentionally going over a line in the road.

Dynamic Stability Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and we talked about the Traffic Sign Recognition System (INCREDIBLE!)
Some amazing safety features for the Mazda6

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring Review

I was able to fit my 5yr old (Booster), 3yr old (Car Seat) and my daughter (10) all in the back seat and drive the 4.5 hours each way comfortably. Nobody complained. And the trunk was plenty large enough for all our luggage and beach gear.

The 2017 Mazda6 starts at $21,945 with the Grand Touring Model at $30,695. This exact one I tested came in at $34,530, which I find is very competitive among other mid size sedans.

I would definitely recommend the Mazda6 to a person who is single, a couple or a couple with 1-2 small children! Great trunk space and room to tote around extra people, just not ideal for more than 1-2 car seats.
*Disclaimer, I received a Mazda6 for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.



1 comments:


Elizabeth Parker said...

Great review. I just reviewed the CX-3 and while I liked it, I didn't LOVE it, because it was a bit smaller. That little hologram-type thing was pretty amazing re: the street signs and posted speed limits too.