2009 Mazda 6: Not Many On The Road
September 11, 2009
Have you seen many new Mazda 6 sedans on the road yet? I haven't. As editor Riswick mentioned in an Edmunds comparison test recently, the 6 hasn't exactly been lighting up the sales charts. So far from the beginning of the year through August, Mazda has sold 23,514 6s. In comparison, Toyota's sold 238,612 Camrys and Honda has moved 200,543 Accords. A few others: Ford Fusion: 123,766; Chevrolet Malibu: 108,516; Volkswagen Passat/CC (combined): 21,395; Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 34,432.
Of course, the whole point of the "go large" 2009 redesign was to make the car more appealing to the masses. Given that we're pretty fond of our long-term Mazda 6 and owners seem to like it, too (it has a better Edmunds consumer rating than both the Accord and Camry), what's the cause for the comparatively low sales? Lack of awareness would be my guess.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor