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Mazda MAZDA6

Mazda MAZDA6

About Mazda MAZDA6

The 2017 Mazda6 is proof that a family sedan can be both practical and exciting. While it doesn't boast the sales numbers of rivals like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or Ford Fusion, the Mazda6 has an ace up its sleeve: It's one of the most fun-to-drive mainstream midsize sedans money can buy. To do so, you don't need much of it, thanks to a price starting under $23,000. Upgrades for 2017 enhance the Mazda6's appeal, including a standard infotainment system and Mazda's G-Vectoring Control, which aims to lessen driving stress. Only one engine is offered in the Mazda6 and its interior isn't the largest, but if you're looking for a midsize sedan that loves to play, the Mazda6 remains the athlete in its segment.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mazda MAZDA6

All 2017 Mazda6 models receive G-Vectoring Control, which uses nearly imperceptible engine modulations to ease your own nearly imperceptible steering corrections. Base Mazda6 sedans receive a 7-inch infotainment screen as standard, while Touring and Grand Touring models receive active safety and driving aids like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist as standard.

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 9.2
  • MPG 24|34
2016 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mazda MAZDA6

Now two years into its current generation, the 2016 Mazda6 receives an updated interior that includes a larger 7-inch touch screen, a sport mode on automatic transmission models, and an electronic parking brake. Exterior revisions include a new grille and available LED headlights.

2015 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mazda MAZDA6

The 2015 Mazda6 carries over with only minor changes. A new Bose/Moonroof/Satellite Radio package is offered on the Touring model, while one-touch up/down windows with backlit switches are added to the base model.

2014 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mazda MAZDA6

The 2014 is all-new is the truest sense of the term. Not only is the body shape utterly new, so too are the engines, transmissions and virtually every mechanical bit.

2013 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mazda MAZDA6

There are no major changes for the 2013 Mazda6 sedan.

2012 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mazda MAZDA6

There are no major changes for the 2012 Mazda6 sedan.

2011 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mazda MAZDA6

Mild enhancements for 2011 include a new headlight and fog light design, along with a new 17-inch alloy wheel. Upgrades inside include a new steering wheel and premium trim accents on the center instrument panel. Grand Touring models receive a Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth controls and a rearview camera as standard equipment, while the Touring model receives Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio in its standard menu.

2010 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mazda MAZDA6

A new Touring Plus model is added to both the i and s trims and includes a power moonroof, ground illumination, Bluetooth connectivity, Blind Spot Monitoring System and anti-theft alarm. Sadly, the lovely six-speed manual transmission option for the Grand Touring has been dropped, although still available on the lesser equipped SV, Sport and Touring trims.

2009 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mazda MAZDA6

The 2009 MAZDA6 has been completely redesigned from the ground up. Changes go beyond the cosmetic, with two new engine choices, a host of near-luxury like amenities and dimensions that place the MAZDA6 at the top of its segment. By offering the four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission in the Grand Touring trim, Mazda does not penalize drivers who prefer the fuel-efficient four-cylinder over the pricier V6. The new Mazda MAZDA6 is so good that about the only thing we'll miss from the previous generation is the funky five-door hatchback model.

2008 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mazda MAZDA6

For 2008, a tire-pressure monitoring system is made standard, while Touring trims receive a Bose audio system and the i Sport models receive new 17-inch alloy wheels. Sadly, the wagon model has been dropped from the line up.

2007 Mazda MAZDA6
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mazda MAZDA6

For 2007, all Mazda6 cars receive anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control and side-curtain airbags as standard equipment. A new trim level, the Sport VE, is offered on both the four-cylinder i and six-cylinder s models.

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Consumer Reviews

Great Value/ Great Car

By on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We are on our 3rd Mazda and we also lease a 2013 Accord that I can use as a comparative benchmark. I really like both cars, the Accord is a little smoother and quieter, but the Mazda has better handling chassis and I like the transmission better. The Mazda represents an unbelievable value as we were able to get into our base sport model for $19k before taxes and fees, we actually leased it with the intention of buying it at the end because of the $1750 lease incentive offered. I prefer the 17 inch rim/tire combo of the sport model for NE roads, but you do give up a little performance which is compounded by the A/S Kumho tires that came on the car which are noisy and are clearly "touring" tires. I forget the model of the tire, but I had looked them up on Tire Rack and they were not rated well which is surprising because my last Mazda6 came with some nice Michelin's. I will admit that the 19 inch wheels on the higher models do look nicer than my 17's, but at least the 225/55/17 tires are still beefy enough to not distract too much from the appearance of the car. Handling wise, the chassis feels very confident on the highway and on back roads, you can definitely tell the tires are the limiting factor in terms of grip and road feel. Performance wise, the motor is adequately powerful and I would describe it as "swift". My only gripe is that the max RPM is set 500-1000 RPMs less than I would expect. The motor seems to be tuned more towards low end torque, which is fine for everyday driving but a little disappointing for a car with sporting intentions. The transmission is excellent in auto mode, it is very responsive to throttle inputs and swaps gears very nicely. In manual mode, it is little slow to respond to gear change requests and it is easy to hit the rev limiter. Interior wise I find the car very comfortable and very driver-centric, which I like very much. The standard cloth interior is attractive and seems like it will hold up well. Infotainment wise, it has everything expected in a modern car as well as a nicely placed touch screen. I was able to negotiate and get the Navigation chip installed for an additional $400.00. The Navigation screen is a little busy and takes some getting used to, it also does not re-direct based on traffic. Even so, it is still way better than a window mounted unit. Overall, it is a heck of a lot of car for the money and we are very pleased with our selection. If you want a poor man's BMW, then look here. If you want an import that rides more like a Buick, go look at the Accord or the Camry."

20 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Great vehicle and the safety was proven.

By on Monday, September 9, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Was very impressed with this vehicle when I first looked at it. I own an Audi A6 and was purchasing this for my daughter. She drove other vehicles but once she drove the Mazda 6 she was done looking and I was glad. Very nice vehicle for the money and more importantly to me I liked the upgraded safety on the 2014 model. That got tested today as evidenced by the photo. Three teenage girls walked away with minor scratches after getting T-boned by a large 4X4 truck. Her replacement will be another Mazda 6."

123 people out of 127 found this review helpful

For the money in its class, simply unbeatable

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great fuel economy, nice price, excellent dynamics"

Cons: "Check for blind-spot concerns"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I now have just over 50,000 miles on this car, having owned it for about 18 months. Yes, you read that right on the mileage. It has gone through one set of tires in that time. Driving dynamics are excellent; this is a car you can do 12 hour road trips in without feeling like you got hit by a bus halfway there -- and I have made many of them. My average fuel economy since new is right near 35mpg -- no, that's not an error either. It runs on regular, so no pricey premium fuel is required. For a gas-powered vehicle of this size to get into the mid-to-upper 30s on AVERAGE fuel consumption is simply outstanding; I've tracked every tank since it was new. I've had zero maintenance issues with the car; it has required only routine oil and filter changes, plus a new set of tires. Incidentally, consider the BFG G-Force Comp-2 A/S (if you want/need all season tires) when the time comes; they are a big upgrade from the Yokohama Adavan A83s that come from the factory and are reasonably priced. I bought the sport specifically to get the manual gearbox and "non-fancy" radio, since I intended to (and did) immediately replace it with an aftermarket unit. Note that the 2016s lose this capability, since they have gone to an integrated unit rather than an easily-replaced 2-DIN size. That, and the loss of the manual handbrake, are two reasons I prefer the '15 to the '16. I drove pretty-much everything in this class with an under $50,000 MSRP before buying the "6", and in my view it's a superior car to those costing twice as much -- if the driving experience is a major part of your requirement set. That it also obtains class-leading fuel economy is a large bonus and one that materially lowers the cost of ownership (if you put on a lot of miles.) There are compromises at this price-point, of course. The 2.5L I4 engine is plenty 95% of the time, but in the mountains the lack of forced induction means it does suffer somewhat. The MT benefits from a heavier and shorter shift knob than stock (which I changed), and I'd like it if the accelerator and brake were a bit closer together, as heel/toe downshifting is a challenge at best. I suspect you can thank the lawsuit lobby for that, unfortunately. Nonetheless if you're looking for something in the mid-sized class that can handle 4 adults without turning the rear passengers into sardines, has excellent fuel economy with outstanding driving dynamics (Mazda actually managed to fashion electric-assist steering that doesn't feel like a rubber band, for example) while at the same time returning astounding real-world fuel economy, you'll find that combination in this vehicle -- and nowhere else at anything approaching the asking price. One downside to mention -- visibility is a bit of an issue forward due to the slope of the hood, so you do have to pay attention when pulling in to parking spaces, and as with most modern sedans the B and C pillars produce a bit of a blind spot, especially if you're coming from a wagon or small SUV. The good side is that unlike many modern cars ground clearance is quite-generous so you won't rip the forward skirt off the car with normal-sized curb stops -- a very good thing that many modern vehicles get wrong."

54 people out of 57 found this review helpful

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