We drove the entire east coast of Florida, The Sicilian and me. Taking seven days and stopping to see all the beaches Florida had to offer.
This time we decided to fly to the west coast to go on a mini road trip from Los Angeles to Vegas. There would be two full days in LA, one travel day, and three days in Vegas.
The last Mazda I drove was the MX-5 Miata, it went with my “zoom zoom” attitude (pun intended) and I wanted to have fun. For this trip I knew I needed something that would fit all our luggage, be easy to drive, comfortable, and great on gas.
The Mazda team suggested the Mazda6 sport sedan. I drove this car last year and loved it but my focus then wasn’t the same as then, this time I was concerned about all our luggage. To my surprise our enormous suitcase, large suitcase, and carry-on suitcase all fit in the trunk with room for bags filled with souvenirs. How this sporty looking car has so much room is magic.
Side note for grandparents – two car seats will fit comfortably with plenty of room to spare.
The leather seats are super comfortable and you’re immersed in luxury with a large consul and sleek dash. When the Sicilian (with his bad back) and I take road trips, we have to stop every couple of hours so he could stretch his back. We drove six hours not needing to stop, well… there was one food and potty break.
We mapped out our adventure, starting in LA. We only had two days so we had to make it count. Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard were the first two roads we ventured, then we drove down Santa Monica Blvd to check out “The Pier”, back up to Rodeo Drive then onto to Beverly Hills.
Driving in the “Hills” was so fun. As you’re taking curves and hills, you feel the Mazda 6 technology giving you a smooth ride. They made it so the control system works in the background for “spirited” drives. As we took the curves, the power delivery was adjusted seamlessly. You can feel the control you have, yet the car does all the work. Each corner we passed had no barriers and a 50 foot drop so I was thankful I was driving the Mazda. You see, the technology shifts the vehicles weight on initial turn-in and throughout the corner, letting you enjoy the ride!
The next day we headed to Studio City for the set of 9JKL and then we hit the road for Vegas. The front leather seats were super comfortable. When the Sicilian (with his bad back) and I take road trips, we have to stop every couple of hours so he could stretch his back. We drove six hours not needing to stop, well there was one food and potty break.
At one point The Sicilian decided to take a nap. He reclined his seat and slept listening to tunes while I took the helm. With the moon and reflectors lighting my way across Interstate 15, I turned down the music and listened to the song of the engine and the beat of the tires hitting each grove in the asphalt. Every movement felt like I planned it out as we crossed through the Mohave Desert until in the midst of the dark, the lights of Vegas lit up the sky in the distance.
In the following days we explored Vegas from the strip to the mountains, enjoying every ride. Our full tank of gas started in LA and lasted until we were on our way to the airport, still with 26 miles left.
This is truly a car that you should check out! Find out more information on the Mazda website about all the trend setting technology and design!
The Sport – starting at $21,945
The Touring – starting at $24,195
The Grand Touring- starting at $30,695