Despite a number of virtues, the Mazda6 hasn't been a major player in the midsize market. Mazda hopes to change that with the introduction of an all-new Mazda6. Released early in 2013 as a 2014 model, it’s unlikely to outsell midsize rivals like the Accord and the Altima, but it’s good enough to threaten their turf.
Mazda designed the new 6 to be fuel efficient. The SkyActiv 2.5-liter four achieves remarkable fuel economy ratings: 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway with a six-speed manual, 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with a six-speed automatic. Expect the addition of an even more miserly diesel option later in the year.Read more »
The Sport is Mazda6's entry level model, with a base price that undercuts the top-of-the-line Grand Touring by almost $9,000. And while it doesn't have premium features like a navigation system, it does include: 17-inch alloy wheels; air conditioning; keyless entry and push button start; stability control; and traction control. There are few options at the Sport level, and no option packages.
Of particular note, if you want a Mazda6 with the six-speed manual transmission, the Sport is the only place to get it.
The Touring takes a significant step up from the Sport. The most obvious difference might be 19-inch wheels, which better fill the Mazda6's wheel wells. Other upgrades include: dual-zone automatic climate control; safety features like a blind spot monitoring system and a rear crossing traffic alert; Bluetooth for hands-free phone and audio streaming; a 5.8-inch touch-screen display; and an HD radio.
The optional Touring Technology package adds many features that are standard equipment on the Grand Touring model.
The Grand Touring sits at the pinnacle of the Mazda6 lineup, with a host of standard equipment that includes: a moonroof; bi-Xenon headlights; paddle shifters on the steering wheel; keyless entry with push button start; leather upholstery; heated and power-adjustable front seats; a Bose sound system; and a SiriusXM satellite radio.
As with the Touring model, there are few options, and only one option group: the self-descriptive Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Forward Obstruction Warning package.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Mazda Mazda6$27,998 | 1,053 mi
2012 Mazda MAZDA6$11,980 | 38,089 mi
2012 Mazda MAZDA6$11,980 | 35,165 mi
2012 Mazda MAZDA6$12,980 | 34,853 mi
2012 Mazda MAZDA6$12,980 | 38,209 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$13,995 | 26,924 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$14,995 | 31,434 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,000 | 22,773 mi
2012 Mazda Mazda6$15,995 | 23,259 mi
2011 Mazda Mazda6$13,495 | 52,640 mi
2011 Mazda Mazda6$13,995 | 52,114 mi
2011 Mazda Mazda6$14,995 | 41,926 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$9,995 | 47,377 mi
2010 Mazda MAZDA6$12,308 | 62,077 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$13,877 | 30,189 mi
2010 Mazda MAZDA6$13,912 | 41,419 mi
2010 Mazda MAZDA6$13,957 | 28,647 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$14,091 | 30,756 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$15,998 | 37,859 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$16,995 | 22,580 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$17,995 | 34,854 mi
2010 Mazda Mazda6$17,995 | 25,903 mi
2009 Mazda Mazda6$11,995 | 69,330 mi
2005 Mazda Mazda6$5,495 | 113,443 mi
2005 Mazda MAZDA6$7,950 | 119,094 mi
2005 Mazda MAZDA6$7,980 | 61,841 mi
2004 Mazda Mazda6$5,495 | 120,331 mi
2003 Mazda MAZDA6$3,980 | 1 mi
Expansive interior and a long options list, but extras get pricey
An available six-cylinder, and four-cylinder fuel economy to rival the Mazda6
Reliable and refined, but not nearly as fun to drive
High-tech and well-designed interior, but the engine can be sluggish