The 2013 Mazda6 carries over the identity and character which shaped the vehicle from the beginning, leading the way toward offering mid-size sedan shoppers with a desired alternative to the status quo. Starting with appearance, the Mazda6 borrows some of its design cues from the iconic Mazda RX-8, which helps to add some spice to the alternative vanilla-flavored vehicles in the segment. No other vehicle in its class can match the muscular lines that stretch from the front fascia, through the headlamps, over the top of the prominent front-wheel arches and into the front quarter panel just before reaching the front doors. The powerful lines help to highlight the vehicle’s sporty stance and exemplify the Mazda’s intentions. The eye yearns for design beauty as it moves rearward on the vehicle.