Mazda 6 GX
Base price: $26,525
Price as tested: $27,825 A sharp design inside and out that’s catching up with the mechanicals.
We like: You can get a manual model in all trim levels.
We’d like: Relocate the heads-up display from its plastic add-on bit or get rid of it. Engine: 2.5-litre 4-cylinder Power/torque: 184 hp/185 lb-ft
Fuel consumption L/100 km: 8.8 city,
What’s best: Mazda stays true to offering a driver’s car, even in the family category.
What’s worst: Relocate the heads-up display or get rid of it.
Must-have option: For slick city driving and congested highway driving, order the automatic transmission with Drive Selection Switch.
Value for money: A well-executed package with few weaknesses.