Friday, April 3, 2015

Sasaki Time's Review of the 2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring - The Family Car with the Heart of a Sports Car!

It's time to check out the amazing 2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring in glorious Soul Red! The awesome building in the background is the Oakley Building. Yes, the same Oakley that makes amazing quality sunglasses and more!

The aggressive lines of the Mazda 6 i Grand Touring just screams speed and style! This sleek car turned heads everywhere I drove for a week!

The LED headlights are super bright and light up your drive in any driving condition. There are also LED daytime running lights as well as LED fog lights.

The 19-inch alloy wheels are large and really stand out on an already eye catching vehicle.

I love the dual colored parchment leather seats! The black and white look felt really retro and made the car feel even sportier!

A well laid out steering wheel puts all the controls easily within reach.

Easy to read gauges in direct sunlight as well as at night.

This is the second car that I have driven with a HUD (heads-up display). It makes me feel like a fighter pilot with all of the critical information floating right below my direct line of sight. Not only can I easily see my speed but all of my navigation information is displayed there as well. You can also see the radar cruise control. Essentially you preset a speed and the system will maintain a safe following distance between you and the preceding vehicle.

The center console reminds me of a BMW's. It is very elegantly laid out and all of the controls for the entertainment/navigation system are easily within reach on the center console.

The 7-inch color touch screen is easy to read and use. The navigation system is colorful and updates quickly. The Bose 11-speaker system is powerful and dynamic. The rearview camera is impressive with a wide sensor range. This was extremely helpful with large SUVs parked next to me. The alert system made me aware of vehicles behind me that I could not even see.

The dual-zone climate control system is simple to use.

Taking in the beautiful clouds through the large sunroof.

The large comfortable spaces of the rear passenger seats!

There is an unbelievable amount of trunk space here! It was easy to load up with luggage for my trip to Northern California with my friend Brian. There was also more than enough room for a trip to Costco on the way home.

There is a full size spare tire.

We are ready for the drive to Northern California!

I drove up to Northern California for the wedding of one of my college friends! The power of the Skyactiv 2.5L engine easily took us up and over the Grapevine and the 400-plus miles to Sacramento, CA. The gas mileage was quite impressive as well! We made it to Sacramento from Anaheim with one tank of gas and still about a quarter of a tank to spare! We averaged 36 MPG city/highway, which is above the 32 MPG city/highway figure given to us by Mazda.

Here I am with my amazing friend Beth on her wedding day! Best friends since college and I would not miss her special day for anything in the world!

The Soul Red makes this the perfect vehicle for an Angels fan! Just another perfect day to go to the ballpark!

Amazingly good looks, a strong sense of style, a wide range of safety features, a powerful engine with great gas mileage and a wide range of features makes this one of the best family vehicles on the road!

My final verdict is to give the 2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring an "A"! You owe it to yourself to get behind the wheel of this vehicle, a comfortable, luxurious vehicle with the heart of a sports car!


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