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    FWIW Car and Driver had the 6 outperforming the Accord 2.0T and Camry V6 in the 30-50mph and 50-70mph metrics, and on regular fuel to boot.

    I just don't see how the target buyer could drive all three and find the acceleration of the 6 to be deficient. I can more easily see how the buyer would find the Camry's interior deficient compared to the 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda_TX View Post
    FWIW Car and Driver had the 6 outperforming the Accord 2.0T and Camry V6 in the 30-50mph and 50-70mph metrics, and on regular fuel to boot.

    I just don't see how the target buyer could drive all three and find the acceleration of the 6 to be deficient. I can more easily see how the buyer would find the Camry's interior deficient compared to the 6.
    Does the Accord & Camry provide push back into the seat acceleration

    If they do then basically it's that feeling that the target buyer apparently missed out in the 6 because it provides a relentless surge acceleration instead of push back into the seat acceleration
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    Honestly, the Accord 2.0T is a beast. Not as pretty as the Mazda 6 but still, an absolute fantastic car. I personally am a big fan of how the Honda 1.5T and 2.0T drive. I know there are some questions about the reliability but from a performance standpoint, they are very good.

    Mazda went after a very specific audience with the Mazda 6. Honestly, I think they nailed it.
    The Accord 2.0T straight line numbers from Car and Driver are super impressive, the Mazda6 2.5T and Camry V6 aren't even close. I find it confusing though that Car and Driver has the Mazda6 faster in 30-50 mph and 50-70 mph metrics than the Accord/Camry, which goes against the data from Motor Trend. They must be testing them differently.

    You're right, looks like Mazda was really targeting a specific audience with the new 6. They are willing to trade outright performance for a very pleasant ride. They are really taking this move to "premium/upmarket" thing very seriously.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    Does the Accord & Camry provide push back into the seat acceleration

    If they do then basically it's that feeling that the target buyer apparently missed out in the 6 because it provides a relentless surge acceleration instead of push back into the seat acceleration
    The somewhat flat 3k-4k range in the powerband might be to blame for that. I believe Motor Trend in their First Drive review mentioned it. It like surges at 2k RPM, then sort of stagnates at 3k-4k RPM then surges again at high RPM. Kinda like the complaint people have with the torque dip of the FRS/BRZ, but it is obviously not as bad as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finch204 View Post
    The somewhat flat 3k-4k range in the powerband might be to blame for that. I believe Motor Trend in their First Drive review mentioned it. It like surges at 2k RPM, then sort of stagnates at 3k-4k RPM then surges again at high RPM. Kinda like the complaint people have with the torque dip of the FRS/BRZ, but it is obviously not as bad as that.
    I think I beat them to it in noticing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeler8ing View Post
    I think I beat them to it in noticing this!

    My guess is, Mazda did this for fuel efficiency. Their data most likely suggest, like their data for the CX-9 demographic, that people will get on the throttle for a bit to pass, then will stop needing the extra power soon enough, probably at the 3k-4k RPM range. Basically, looks like this Mazda6 is very much developed to be a daily driver luxury cruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finch204 View Post
    My guess is, Mazda did this for fuel efficiency. Their data most likely suggest, like their data for the CX-9 demographic, that people will get on the throttle for a bit to pass, then will stop needing the extra power soon enough, probably at the 3k-4k RPM range. Basically, looks like this Mazda6 is very much developed to be a daily driver luxury cruiser.
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