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2021 Mazda 6

MSRP range: $24,475 - $35,900

2021 Mazda 6 video

2018 Mazda 6 Review

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Mazda 6, but since the 2021 Mazda 6 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Edmunds Road Test Engineer Calvin Kim had the opportunity to test-drive the new 2018 Mazda 6. Join him as he samples how it drives on the road and track, and keep watching to find out what makes this new Mazda 6 different from its competitors in the midsize sedan segment.

FAQ

Is the Mazda 6 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 6 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 6 has 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda 6. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Mazda 6?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mazda 6:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard
  • Carbon Edition appearance package debuts
  • Part of the third Mazda 6 generation introduced in 2014
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Is the Mazda 6 reliable?

To determine whether the Mazda 6 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 6. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 6's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Mazda 6 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mazda 6 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 6 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 6 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Mazda 6?

The least-expensive 2021 Mazda 6 is the 2021 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,475.

Other versions include:

  • Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $24,475
  • Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $27,075
  • Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $30,175
  • Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $32,675
  • Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $32,950
  • Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $35,900
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What are the different models of Mazda 6?

If you're interested in the Mazda 6, the next question is, which 6 model is right for you? 6 variants include Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A). For a full list of 6 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Mazda 6

2021 Mazda 6 Overview

The 2021 Mazda 6 is offered in the following submodels: 6 Sedan. Available styles include Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Mazda 6 models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 227 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Mazda 6 comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Mazda 6 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Mazda 6?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mazda 6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 6 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 6.

Pros

  • Stylish interior and exterior design
  • Comfortable and supportive front seats
  • Entertaining handling
  • Strong acceleration from available turbocharged engine

Cons

  • Doesn't ride as comfortably as other sedans
  • All-wheel drive isn't available

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mazda 6 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 6 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Mazda 6?

2021 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,470. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $572 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $572 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,898.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 2.2% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,070. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $633 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $633 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,437.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 2.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,170. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $722 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $722 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,448.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 2.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,670. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $781 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $781 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,889.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 2.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,945. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $788 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $788 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33,157.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 2.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,895. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $858 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $858 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,037.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 2.3% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Mazda 6S are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Mazda 6 for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Mazda 6.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Mazda 6?

2021 Mazda 6 Carbon Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2021 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2021 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume114.5 cu.ft.
Wheelbase111.4 in.
Length192.7 in.
WidthN/A
Height57.1 in.
Curb Weight3582 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Mazda 6?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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