2014 Mazda6

The mid-size sedan can be considered the bread-and- butter vehicle of the automotive industry. It’s not too big, not too small, but just right. With seating for five passengers, it’s more practical than a sports car but not overly bulky when compared to large SUVs. Pricing is well within the value-minded reach of the majority of the car- buying public and fuel economy will not raise the ire of Mother Nature. The vehicle is nearly perfect but for one catch: it is automotive vanilla. Over the years, as practical and precise as the mid-size sedan has become for consumers as their go-to daily-driving, people-moving, stuff-packing do-it-all-on-wheels, its personality has fallen by the wayside. Design has become mundane, dynamics have become slushy and “mid-size sedan” has become synonymous with dull, run-of-the-mill, routine ho-hum. For everything the mid-size sedan offers, what it lacks is desire. And then there is the all-new 2014 Mazda6.