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MAZDA 6
Despite its second appearance in our annual COTY, the Mazda6 still feels very fresh. In this latest facelift of the third generation model, the car benefits from a sharper front end and refreshed rear, while the Japanese company has also updated the car with G-Vectoring Control and more safety features.

The Mazda6 also does not disappoint when it comes to driving dynamics. The steering is accurate, body control tight, and the ride is well-balanced between comfort and sportiness. Whether you choose the 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre engine, both are eager to please and give the car a respectable turn of speed.
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Nice and comfortable interior and excellent driving experience. Value for money as an executive car. Will recommend to o... -  Read More
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Been driving my new Mazda 6 2.0 for a month. It's a standard edition. Massive upgrade for the latest IPM4 Mazda 6 STD. T... -  Read More
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Owning the Mazda 6 Exec for a week now. It is an improve ride feel compare to my previous car in term of handling, comfo... -  Read More
Admittedly, the Mazda6 is not the newest entrant to the Family Sedan class, with the first variant of this third generation Mazda6 appearing on our review pages in 2013. Having gone through four comparison tests since then and emerging victorious most of the time, you know that the car is still at the top of its game after all these years.

Now in its third round and the most significant of facelifts, the Mazda6 still looks fresh as compared to its other key rival in the class, the Toyota Camry. The new head and taillights, a sharper grille and new bumpers all contribute to the car's sleeker look.

Inside, a new 8.0-inch infotainment system has been added, which allows you to access a new 360-degree parking camera. The instrument cluster has also been digitalized, and in the higher specification trim levels, the front seats are also ventilated, a handy feature in our humid climate. As a family sedan, the Mazda6 also delivers ample space to comfortable accommodate five adults.

Being a major facelift, there are mechanical changes too. Highlights include cylinder deactivation technology for the 2.5-litre engine, as well as a slight bump in power to 192bhp and 258Nm of torque.

Safety wise, the top variants also get features like the Lane-Keep Assist System, Advanced Smart City Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to assist the driver in times of emergency.

Of course, being a Mazda, it is also one of the best-handling family sedan out there on the market. The engine is punchy and responsive, steering is sharp and accurate, and the car demonstrates excellent body control through corners.

Considering all qualities that this facelifted Mazda6 demonstrates, it's not hard to see why it emerges victorious in its class. Need more evidence of its continued eminence? This is the Mazda6's fifth win in this category since 2015.