Why isn’t the Mazda6 selling as well as its competitors?
TFL’s Roman Mica decided to find out why after he test drove a 2017 Mazda6 and saw how fast it could go from zero to 60.
The Mazda he tested is priced at $34,550 and comes with a four-cylinder SkyActiv engine that produces 184 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque. With competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord offering their midsize sedans with a V6 engine, that could be one of the reasons why the Mazda6 isn’t as popular.
The sales figures also show that the Mazda6 isn’t selling as many as its competitors. Toyota sold about 355,000 of its Camrys over a year period compared to Mazda selling about 41,000 of the Mazda6s during the same timeframe.
Although the engine may not be a V6, Roman said the vehicle rides nicely and has a great-looking interior. The back seat area also has room and some added features such as heated seats that many passengers would enjoy.
The Mazda6 also gets decent gas mileage, having a rating of 27 miles per gallon city and 35 miles per gallon highway.
But to see how fast it was off the line, Roman did a zero to 60 test.
How fast was the Mazda6? What other reasons could contribute to the vehicle not selling as well? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.