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2017 Mazda6 goes hard on the refinement

Featuring a few changes to safety equipment, driving dynamics and interior trimmings, the 2017 Mazda6 builds upon what is an already great car.

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That's great and all, but the best improvements lie within the car.

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The 2017 Mazda6 goes on sale this September, with pricing to be announced closer to its on-sale date.

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While the Mazda3 adds a few exterior refinements, the 2017 Mazda6 only adds a new paint color.

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However, it did hide many NVH improvements under the skin, including new door seals, better panel gaps and thicker front glass.

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The 2017 Mazda6 features G-Vectoring Control, which adjusts torque output to the front axle during turning for flatter, more predictable handling.

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The Mazda6 features a new Premium Package on the Grand Touring trim.

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The Premium Package adds a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, Nappa leather surfaces and the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.

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The heated rear seat controls are in the fold-down center armrest, which means you can't access them if there's a third person in the rear seat.

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Entry-level models now receive the Mazda Connect infotainment system, too.

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The 6 features three new additions to its suite of safety systems -- traffic sign recognition, lane-keep assist and advanced blind spot monitoring.

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