Eric's Autos: Reviewing the 2017 Mazda6
It's odd that the sportiest car in its class has less engine than the others. The car is the Mazda6, and it only comes with a four-cylinder.
Meanwhile, you can get a V-6 engine in midsized rivals like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.
But it's not all dreary news.
You can still get a manual transmission in the Mazda6, while the Camry and Altima are automatic regardless of the engine. And the current Accord's optional V-6 only comes with automatic.
The Mazda's also got lines. If there's a better-looking car in this class, I haven't seen it.
What It Is
This vehicle is a Miata with four doors and trunk space. Well, almost. In terms of driving verve, it's close.
Base price is $21,945 for the Sport trim with a six-speed manual transmission; if you prefer to go with the optional six-speed automatic, the price rises to $22,995.
A top-of-the-line Grand Touring with automatic transmission costs $30,695.