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2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring – Now That’s a Smart Car

2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring review

The 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring is not your average mid-size sedan. It is by far one of the smartest cars I have ever driven. Let’s start with the outside of the vehicle. I mean look at it, isn’t she a beauty? That gorgeous shine and spectacular design makes it a joy to drive and something to be proud of.

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Now taking a look at the inside has all of the tech and sleek interior design. Focus on the road with easy to reach buttons on the steering wheel to answer phone calls, listen to music, and more keeping you more focused on the road.

2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring touchscreen

With the large touchscreen display you can preset everything you need before you drive in front of you with a tap of the finger. And the sound system is amazing with a crisp, clear, sound from the 11-speaker Bose Surround Sound System. It sounds like it is coming from all angles of the car.

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There is also a dial in the center console that can control the touchscreen display for music, GPS, and more.

2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring trunk

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I used the heated seats every morning to get me warmed up faster. It was just a push of the button that I could control how warm I wanted my seat and the passenger can do the same on their side. My favorite feature of the car was the flip screen that popped up to display your speed and let you know if you are in your lane. It would pop up when you turned the car on and then went back down automatically when you shut the car off.

Now let’s talk about how smart this car really is and the best features to keep us safe.

Radar Cruise Control – automatically controls your speed to have a clear distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Lane Departure Warning System -Alerts you when the system senses the car drifting unintentionally from its current lane. You will feel a vibrate from the car when this happens.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert & Blind Spot Monitoring -Alerts you by a beeping sound if a vehicle approaches your Mazda6 from the side when you’re backing out of a parking space or driveway. Even though there is a backup camera you may not always see from your blind spot.

Adaptive Front-lighting System– When you turn corners the headlight beams will turn with the vehicle to you can have better visibility around corners.

Smart City Brake Support & Collision Warning– The system automatically applies the brakes if it determines that a collision with an obstruction ahead is unavoidable.

Distance Recognition Support System– Similar to the radar cruise control it will recognize the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you making to recommend traveling at a safer speed.

High Beam Control- Driving through the country roads late at night, this feature comes in handy. The system automatically switches from high to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic or a vehicle ahead, and then back again when it’s clear.

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See what I mean by a smart car? Mazda really thought about everything when they designed the 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring. This baby has 184 horsepower and 40 Highway Miles per Gallon. The 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring base model starts at $21,495. The model that I drove had several features added making the sticker price $33,695.

Visit your local Mazda dealer to check out the 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring and take it for a test drive.

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for allowing me to drive the vehicle. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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