A car like the 2014 Mazda6 is almost guaranteed to get good reviews. Mazda's whole "Zoom Zoom" campaign is not just an empty promise. Their cars are great to drive, and that's the sort of car reviewers like me love. But typical mid-size sedan buyers are more like my father, who loves his 2009 Hyundai Sonata, not because it's a great driver's car -- it's not -- but because it's comfortable, roomy and reliable.
Recently, I asked you to vote on what's important in a mid-size sedan. People who read this blog are more likely to be enthusiasts, but even you rated quality (19%) and price/value (16%) above driving dynamics (15%), with fuel economy (14%) and styling (12%) not far behind.
You know I'm bound to love the Mazda6, and I'm sure you're bound to love the Mazda6 -- but what will the general public think? I've done my best to predict just that in my 2014 Mazda6 review. -- Aaron Gold
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