I4 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway
V6 20 mpg
city / 27 mpg highway
What does Edmunds.com Say?
“Tired of the dull, sensible, vanilla-flavored
family car? If you're willing to give up
some passenger room, the Mazda 6 promises
to add a dash of zing to your daily commute
whether you're looking for a sedan, hatchback
The Pros and Cons from Edmunds.com
More fun to drive than most family cars,
slick-shifting manual transmission, smooth
power delivery, nicely appointed interior,
multiple body styles.
Tight rear-seat accommodations, engines
lack the vigor of competitors, interior
materials aren't always top quality.
In government crash tests, the 6 received
a perfect five stars for frontal impact
protection. In side-impact tests, the 6
earned just three stars for front-occupant
protection and four stars for rear passengers,
but the vehicle tested did not have side
airbags. In IIHS frontal offset crash testing,
the Mazda earned the top rating of "Good."
In IIHS side-impact testing, it rated "Poor,"
but again the vehicle tested did not have
All models come with four-wheel disc brakes
and whiplash-reducing front seats. ABS with
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and traction
control are standard on the s model and
optional on the i. Optional on both models
are side airbags for front occupants and
full-length side curtain airbags.