QOTD: Mazda 6 or Jaguar XE: Which Car Looks More Like a “Jag”?

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I’ve always been a fan of the Mazda 6 – even going back to its predecessor, the Mazda 626 that first debuted in the US in 1979.  But I was staggered when the current model came out in 2013 – it was an absolutely beautiful design – and the first thought that came to my mind was……

…….”this thing looks more like a Jaguar than any models that brand currently sells.”

 

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Look at those curves……

 

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And sensuous flowing lines……….

 

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Closely hewing to the gorgeous Takeri concept from which it was derived……

 

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So when Jaguar bowed its new mid-size XE model in 2015, I was somewhat underwhelmed.  Not unattractive, but does it really evoke the visual image of a Jaguar?

 

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To me, it just seems an amalgamation of various styling elements from a variety of different sport sedans – BMW 3 Series front and rear, Audi A4 sides, and Honda Accord greenhouse.  Derivative…….not a word you’d associate with a Jaguar.

 

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I just have this feeling that if you were to de-badge each car, put 50 average folks in a room, pull back the curtain, and ask “which one is a Jaguar”,  a majority would pick the Mazda……….

What do you think?