JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an age where consumers base a significant portion of their research on the reviews of auto experts and online reviewers, redesigned models like the Mazda3 and Mazda6 are put under the microscope with extensive testing. In the end, their success largely relies upon the whether they are criticized or commended. Mazda's latest redesigns recently received a lot of the latter, including a Car of the Year designation from Popular Mechanics.
The 2014 Mazda6 earned the Popular Mechanics Car of the Year designation because of its well-rounded package of fuel-economy, performance, affordability, and style.
"At Popular Mechanics, we love it when bold engineering and great design come together," said Jim Meigs, editor-in-chief, Popular Mechanics. "The Mazda6 really impressed us with how well it delivers so many things modern car owners want: great mileage, fun road-handling, upscale features and looks – and remarkable value."
Powered by a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, Mazda's mid-size sedan is capable of achieving as many as 40 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with Mazda's advanced i-ELOOP technology. Built with the full Skyactiv® technology suite, Mazda uses advanced engineering to separate its redesigned models from the competition.
The Mazda6 isn't the only model to earn recognition, however. Mazda's compact car — the 2014 Mazda3 — and the Mazda6 both have been recognized by Road & Track as best-in-class cars while Car and Driver included both models in its annual 10 Best List for 2014.
Bill Jacobs Mazda, a Joliet, Ill. Mazda dealer serving Chicago and the surrounding areas, continues to offer various trims and configurations of both the Mazda3 and Mazda6 to help meet the high demand for these vehicles during the holiday season.
Expert reviews and awards are helpful resources for drivers, but the Joliet dealership encourages car shoppers to schedule a test drive at www.billjacobsmazda.com or to call the dealership for more information about its services and offerings at 815-741-6975.
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