2014 Mazda Mazda6: Style inside as well
It’s not just a pretty face outside though, because the design team spent plenty of time transforming the interior as well. Similar styling elements exist in both spaces too, as the use of angles and lines play a role in making the cabin space feel wide and mimics what the lines do on the exterior of the Mazda 6. The quality of the materials at play here also lends an upgraded feel as your hands can glide over the satin-chrome and leather elements. It’s not overdone though either, which is an easy thing to do these days. This is minimalist chic done right.
It’s not all excellent inside, however, because there are a few areas where it’s quite clear that this latest Mazda 6 was actually conceived a few years back. This is most readily apparent when you look at the touchscreen mounted at the top of the center stack. While other automakers are pushing the size envelope with eight-inch systems, Mazda makes do with a 5.8-inch unit that looks small where it sits. It has some decent functionality thanks to a TomTom navigation system, 11-speaker Bose Surround Sound system, Pandora, and SMS/Text display-and-respond ability. We asked Mazda about the screen, and the automaker knows it’s small… keep your eyes peeled for an update to that down the road.
Still, that’s a nitpick because the rest of the interior is wonderful. Not just in terms of its styling direction, but also because it’s a rather cozy place to spend time. During our many miles logged behind the wheel of the 2014 Mazda6 we never felt tired, our legs never went numb, and our back and behind remained on good terms with the seats.