The 2014 Mazda6 received generally positive reviews from customers and vehicle valuation sites. Edmunds gave the Mazda 6 an A rating, while the consumer reviews on Kelley Blue Book accumulated to an overall rating of 9.3 out of 10, with KBB giving an expert rating of 8.5 out of 10.
Car research sites Edmunds and Car and Driver agreed that the 2014 Mazda6 is beautifully functional, fun to drive and has impressive fuel economy. Edmunds lauded the car's stylish interior, roomy cabin and the sporty driving experience. The navigation controls, Edmunds stated, can be improved.
The majority of the customer reviews on KBB also concurred that the Mazda 6 is a great car, but as pointed out by Car and Driver, the sleek sedan has some noise issues when running on coarse roads. The noise, as some customers said, is transmitted to the cabin. Customer reviews on the U.S. News Best Car stated that the car lacks the powertrain offered by other cars, such as the Nissan Altima with variable transmission and the Ford Fusion with its all-wheel drive.
Despite issues with road noise and the interior touch screen interface, many complimented the 2014 Mazda 6 for its first-rate materials, comfort, performance and dramatic exterior styling. KBB also included that almost everything in the handsome car is utterly new, including the mechanical pieces, transmission and the four-cylinder engine.