Friday, November 9, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Mazda6 Signature - Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland

The 2018 Mazda6 Signature takes the midsize sedan market and completely redefines it. While the Mazda6 should be compared with the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord, we could easily compare it with the Audi A4 or the Acura TLX. While the Audi or the Acura will never compare itself to the Mazda6, a similar equipped Acura TLX would cost about $5,000 more and a comparable Audi A4 would cost around $50,000.

The Mazda6 2.5-liter turbocharged engine never works that hard to provide all the power one needs. It has 310 lb-ft of torque and yet still offers great fuel economy. The Mazda6 26 MPG combined actually came in higher during my review period at 30 MPG.

The interior is comparable to both the Acura and the Audi. The rich Napa leather seats are both heated and cooled. The Signature edition also has a heated steering wheel. The remote interface controls for the infotainment system are very similar to the Audi's.

The infotainment screen is large and I love the overhead view of the vehicle.

The Mazda6 Signature was the perfect vehicle to attend Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland. Dapper Day is held twice a year and started as a way to celebrate when people went out in their Sunday best attire. Over the years it has grown to represent any time period of "Best Dressed" and includes Dapper Bounding, which combines Dapper attire with colors and accessories to emulate characters in the Disney Universe. This Dapper Day I went as the one and only Spider-Man in an amazing suit from OppoSuits.

The trunk space is massive. There is a full spare tire and a larger trunk space than the Audi A4. The trunk space might be needed for all the bad guys I catch.

One of my favorite things about Dapper Day is meeting friends such as Steven and Millie otherwise known as the CosPlayParents. Here they are as Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mouse in honor of Mickey's 90th birthday.

And making new friends is another great part about Dapper Day!

The sleek looks of the Mazda6 were equaled by its handling. Steering was very responsive and the vehicle gripped the road. Large adaptive LED headlights are something not usually found at this price point. Tony Stark would approve of this vehicle to take care of his protege Peter Parker.

Speaking of Mr. Stark, it looks like he has bought some land in Disney California Adventure. I wonder what Marvel-ous plans he has?

Even the real Spider-Man was impressed with my suit.

The Mazda6 Signature is a premium sedan in every sense of the word. Coming in at $36,140, the great looks and performance at a great price point move this to the head of the mainstream midsized sedan class.

Superhero approved!

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