Consumer Reports Takes the New 2014 Mazda6 and 2013 Lexus LS for a Spin


The two latest arrivals in the garage of Consumer Reports is an early production version of the all-new 2014 Mazda6 sedan and Lexus' revised 2013 LS flagship, both of which were taken out for a first drive by the magazine's auto engineer, Tom Mutchler.

Beginning with the new generation of the Mazda6, Mutchler gives it praise for its "sleek" design calling it one of the sexiest models together with Ford's latest Fusion in the (mainstream) mid-size sedan segment, its modern amenities and tech gadgets, while his first driving impression of the early production model is that it's "quite agile and light on its feet".

As for the 2013 Lexus LS 460, Consumer Reports said that it combines a spacious interior with extremely low noise levels and a "very, very quiet ride", and good fuel economy for its size. On the other hand, the publication says it was disappointed from the new, but far more complex controls on the center console, which Mutchler says is a "downgrade" over the previous model's touch screen unit.

Consumer Reports said it plans to do a comprehensive test for both models in the immediate future.

Hat tip to 'Frisco'!



lacutis2012 lacutis said... »January 30, 2013

Mazda 6 interior looks like a plastic trash bin

Dave Cohen said... »January 31, 2013

Great, buy one and you will feel right at home.

lukeedee said... »January 31, 2013

It's pronounced "Mazda" not "muzda" :)

Trey Reid said... »January 31, 2013


Haiquan Ma said... »January 31, 2013

Lol...trash bin, huh. Don't forget to close the lid when you get in. said... »January 31, 2013

Love it!

lacutis2012 lacutis said... »January 31, 2013

LOL..i know ... but I'll let u take care of that...

Alexander Ramos said... »February 03, 2013

I bought one of those Mazda 6 yesterday and it is not plastic feeling, this car is amazing for just 4 cylinders 2.5L.
I had a 2009 Mazda 6 then I move for the 3 Skyactiv and really nice MPG, and this new 6 keeping that performance.

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