Toronto Star

Mazda 6 GX

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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,

6.1 hwy.

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.

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