The 2017 Mazda 6 is an evocative, sleek sedan with some of the best road manners in its class—and a good antidote to the boredom that usually accompanies affordable mid-size models.
The 6 is gorgeous in a way no other family sedan manages, not even the Ford Fusion. Its muscular front fenders, arched roofline, and finely detailed rear end make it hard to find a bad angle on the car. This year, Mazda’s only touched it up lightly, with a reshaped grille that shares the winged design also emerging on the CX-5 and CX-3 crossovers, framed by narrow headlamps with newly available LED trim and rear LED lighting. The grille is illuminated at the bottom by a strip of lighting on models equipped with the LED headlamps.