Peoria Mazda Dealer Upholds 2009 Mazda 6 as one of the "Quickest Cars of 2009"

Peoria, Illinois (PressExposure) April 06, 2009 -- Car and Driver rated the 2009 Mazda 6 one of the "Quickest Cars of 2009" according to a report issued by Car and Driver this month. Hitting 0-60 MPH in 6.1 seconds, the Mazda 6 earned the coveted honor and drew acclaim from the car-reviewing authority for its "great looks, good moves, lots of torque, [and] bigger inside than before."

Heritage Mazda, the premier Mazda dealership in Peoria, Illinois appreciates the reputable Car and Driver recognition and wants to reinforce the acknowledgment to consumers.

The Mazda 6 ability to "zoom, zoom" is something the people at the Heritage Peoria Mazda car dealer have known since this auto hit showrooms. Sales representatives at the Peoria Illinois Mazda dealership regularly notice customers' pleasant surprise when they test drive the Mazda 6 and experience first-hand its quick nature.

Though the Mazda 6 scored impressively to rank one of the ten quickest, the more noticeable distinction may be that, as a sedan, it was competing with smaller sports cars, a fact Car and Driver did not ignore, saying the Mazda 6 "remains the family sedan for enthusiasts."

The Mazda 6 has impressed car buyers with its forward-thinking design. Automobile Magazine wrote, "When viewed from behind, its clean design and twin sculpted exhaust diffusers (on V-6 models) are pure Lexus," and added that "its curvaceous body panels look elegant and aren't ruined by any fussy details." AutoWeek called the 2009 Mazda6 "nicely distinctive" and "certainly more stylish than the big sellers in the field." described the Mazda6's updated profile as having "a long hood with pronounced front fender flares that flow through the headlamps and mold with the front bumper." Motor Trend reviewers were wowed, writing that the 2009 Mazda6 boasts "a far more compelling presence than the outgoing iteration" due to "a sleeker profile, while expanded width and track dimensions impart a more aggressive stance."

Locally at the Heritage Mazda dealers in Peoria, sales representatives have reported similar sentiment from car buyers. It seems that when it comes to the Mazda 6 Peoria Illinois residents select the speedy vehicle because of its ability to satisfy the need for family space and the need for an affordable premium driving experience.

The sales associates at Heritage Peoria Illinois Mazda also point out that the Mazda 6 has received high ratings for its affordability, as U.S. News ranked it second in the affordable midsize segment. "The Mazda6 is entirely new for 2009, and the automotive press is impressed. The 6 has always been a legitimate competitor for the class leaders," reported U.S. News. "The 2009 Mazda6 has more space, a more upscale cabin, more power and one of the most curvaceous bodies seen outside the sports sedan market."

About Heritage Mazda

About Heritage Mazda:

Heritage Mazda is part of the Pearl Automotive Group which has been in the Central Illinois Automotive industry for over 30 years. Pearl Automotive is a part of the Pearl Companies, a privately held, multifaceted organization located in Peoria Heights, IL, that also includes Pearl Insurance, Pearl Technology, Pearl Benefits, Pearl Carroll & Associates LLC, and W.B. Griffin & Son.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 31, 2009 at 2:32 am
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