2018 Mazda6 Signature Driving Notes: Zoom-Zoom Goes Premium

Editor’s Note: Driving Notes is a new series we’re launching for vehicles driven by our editors that, for whatever reason, don't require a full review, but we still have plenty of things to say about them. Look for more first-person, anecdotal accounts of the cars we test in the coming weeks and months.

The 2018 Mazda6 made two big changes for its latest model year, adding a new, premium Signature trim and the same 2.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder from the CX-9 crossover. Unsurprisingly, those are the two things that drew the attention of our editors after the updated Mazda6 cycled through Motor1.com's offices.

While the Motor1.com team had almost universal praise for the presence of the 6’s new turbocharged engine – a very promising sign for the newly turbocharged CX-5 crossover – the price tag of the new Signature trim overshadowed the pleasant material enhancements it makes to the 6. We’re also over Mazda’s infotainment system, which requires too much twisting and poking of the infotainment dial. It shouldn’t be so difficult to change radio stations

Here’s the rest of what the Motor1.com staff thought about the 2018 Mazda6 Signature.

2018 Mazda6 2.5T: Review

Jeff Perez, Associate Editor

Favorite Thing: New Turbocharged Engine
Least Favorite Thing: The Packaging

The current-gen Mazda6 is one of the best-looking cars in the segment. That's what drew me to it initially, and – theor...