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2015 Mazda6 number one mid-size in J.D. Power APEAL Study

The 2015 Mazda6 beats all rivals and helps lift Mazda’s overall score so much the brand is now the most improved.

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The 2015* Mazda6 sedan was the number one vehicle in its class in the just released 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study. The One might think that the Camry an Accord would be the ones to beat, but actually J.D. Power says it was the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima that Mazda6 had to edge out to become number one. The Mazda6’s score of 821 was 21 points above the segment average.

What Do People Say About the Mazda6?
J.D. Power pointed out that the Mazda6, which is only available with a 4-cylinder engine, “can be optioned with several technologies commonly available only on more expensive vehicles.” That is an understatement. The Mazda6 can come with technologies like forward crash prevention, which helped the car earn the industry’s highest safety level, the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating. Even the Tesla Model S, which costs three times as much as the Mazda6, does not offer this technology.

Mazda's Constant Improvement Pays Off
Commenting on Mazda’s overall rise in the rankings, Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO said, “One of the main principles in our DNA is ‘Kaizen,’ which is a Japanese term that means ‘continuous improvement through wisdom and ingenuity. Mazda’s improvement in this year’s 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study shows that our continued focus on improving vehicles through ongoing evaluations and customer feedback is changing their opinion of the brand, and for the better.”

2015 Mazda6 Is the Critics’ Choice
Besides wowing Torque News with its abilities, the current Mazda6 has won all of the important automobile comparisons in which it has been entered. Like the Mazda3, it is a standout in its class. In addition to being praised as the best driver’s cars in the industry in their classes, both cars presently lead their segments in fuel economy and safety.

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*Note: The current Mazda6 for sale is a 2015 model year. The vehicle judged in the study was the 2014 model year car, which is the same vehicle.

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