According To AutoGuide, You Should Buy A 2018 Mazda 6 Instead Of A Lexus, Acura, Or Infiniti

May 25 2018, Centennial Mazda

According To AutoGuide, You Should Buy A 2018 Mazda 6 Instead Of A Lexus, Acura, Or Infiniti

AutoGuide says there are five things you should know about the revamped 2018 Mazda 6.

It drives really well. The interior is excellent. It's stylish. It's fuel efficient. It's a bargain.

That's five, but AutoGuide doesn't stop there. According to editor-in-chief Jodi Lai, the new Mazda 6 is also the car to buy if you're considering something like a Lexus ES, Infiniti Q50, or Acura TLX.

"If you were looking for a similarly sized Lexus, Infiniti, or Acura," AutoGuide says, "you should consider the more affordable Mazda 6 because it gives you much of the same luxury experience for less coin and pretty much no sacrifices."


Newly available with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine inherited from the Mazda CX-9 (with a stump-pulling 310 lb-ft of torque), the 2018 Mazda 6's pricing essentially tops out where those allegedly upmarket cars begin. But there are a few key differences: a fully outfitted Mazda 6 is chock full of features that will cost thousands extra in a Lexus, Infiniti, or Acura.

It's not just the tech aspect that makes the new Mazda 6 a winner, either. Features like navigation and sunroofs and 360° monitors and radar cruise control and blind spot monitoring are wonderful. But a truly premium experience is more faithfully delivered by an atmosphere, one that's created in the new Mazda 6 by the Signature edition's Nappa leather, Sen wood, and ultrasuede NU trim. The 2018 Mazda 6's seats use a higher density foam that absorbs more vibration. The 6's revised underpinnings, known as SKYACTIV-CHASSIS, have been altered for superior agility (aided by G-Vectoring Control) and a smoother, more imperturbable ride on rough roads.

One thing we know, Mazda customers appreciate high-end Mazdas. Across North America, the majority of CX-9 shoppers, for instance, choose top-spec models. Fortunately, you don't need to spend hi-lux levels of cash for a hi-lux Mazda.


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