I’m a sucker for a red car, and I always have been. My very first car was a little red Nissan Sentra, and I have owned a few red cars since then. It has been several years for me, so I was a delighted to see that my ride while in Florida was a red 2015 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring. It’s so fun to be able to test drive different cars, and write about my experiences with them. Florida is just a tad too far to drive from California, so having a car to get from Universal Studios to Disney World, and to and from hotels and airports, seemed necessary. Since the trip only included my big boy and me, we opted for a semi-sporty ride. The Mazda 6 was perfect!
I didn’t drive the Mazda 6 enough to need to fill up with gas, and gauge the mileage. However, Mazda boasts a whopping 40 mpg on the highway, and 28 in the city. To drive this car I have no complaints. I am very particular about how comfortable a seat is, and how easy it is on my hip, to use the gas and brake pedals. I found myself plenty comfortable, and I can attest to the A/C working quite well. The September humidity admittedly got to us, so it was nice to get into the car and turn up that A/C.
The steering wheel had many buttons to figure out, but that also makes for ease for the driver to access many features. One of the features I am really liking in the newer cars is the navigation system and backup cam. I used both and they worked great.
One of the features I always consider when purchasing a car is the trunk space. I have 4 kids folks. Whether we are traveling as a family and need luggage space, hauling camp chairs to soccer games, or carrying several bags of groceries to feed my crew, I need trunk space! I’d say the space in the Mazda 6 was not too shabby. I was surprised by how deep the trunk went, and as you can see, we easily fit our 2 bags with plenty of room to spare.
Let’s talk car space. Obviously the Mazda 6 can seat 5, but that middle seat in the back might get a little old after a while. I personally like to have a seat or space between my kids while on long road trips. Mind you, it was just me and the big boy for this trip, so we were riding mighty comfy. If you’ve got 2 kids and 2 adults, then oh yeah this car would do you fine. All things to think about, especially with an MSRP of over $33,000.
All in all, the 2015 Mazda 6 was a smooth ride, and a vehicle I was happy to sport around in on my recent Florida trip.