|BASE/AS TESTED||$21,675/$31,490 (Grand Touring)|
|POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE||
2.5-liter I-4, direct injection
0-60 MPH: 7.5 SEC
Feels quicker than it is:smotth gearbox. Even the automatic's
|CHASSIS AND HANDLING||
80-0 MPH BRAKING: 221 feet
Easily the best steering here--not communicative, but accurate and perfectly weighted.
|STYLING||Inspired by Maserati|
Supportive seats fronat and rear.
|HIGH TECH STUFF|| Swiveling bixenon lights are awesome; radar cruise control works better than most.
The tech budget, however, was spent on fule economy.
|BEST FOR||Sports-car freaks|
|DRIVES LIKE||Big Miata|
|TOP ATTRIBUTE|| The way it drives. Proof you can build an affordable modern four-door with
a heart, a pulse, and a libido.
|BIG LET DOWN||Couldn't Find It|
|THE BOTTOM LINE|| The best mid-size family sedan, period. The 6 is to the rest of this segment what the
Accord used to be: simple, fun, and just plain smart.
|Road and Track : August 2013|