It could be the blazing copper exterior color. It could be the amazing steering performance (2.54 turns lock-to-lock). It could be the any number of things that cause a driver to fall fast for the Mazda6 five-door – a car that visually differs from its Mazda6 siblings (the sport wagon and sport sedan) from the B-pillar rearward. Mazda6 is a groupie kind of car. You want to take people for a drive, and people want – really want – to grab a ride in this car. When introduced in the 2004 model year, the Mazda6 5-door showed its magnetic appeal by presenting itself as a sedan with a sporty mind. The 5-door version of the Mazda6 comes with a standard sport package that includes 17-inch wheels, body colored sport grille, integrated fog lights, rear spoiler, and side sill extensions.

Mazda6 5-door projects a multi-faceted image. On the cargo side of things, the trunk has 22 cubic feet of space with the 60/40 split fold seats in the upright position. That space is about 50 percent more than the Mazda sport sedan. The vehicle is anything but sidelined by a lack of safety elements. Safety is part of the package as all Mazda6 models have a collapsible brake and accelerator pedal assembly to minimize foot injuries. There are also seat-mounted side airbags and curtain airbags for chest/neck/head protection. The Mazda6 5-door utilizes a V6 engine, producing 220 horsepower and 192 pounds-feet of torque. Mile per gallon estimates are 19 city/26 highway for the 5-speed manual transmission fitted car. MSRP is $23,995.