2018 Mazda 6

2018 Mazda 6
Save up to $2,969
MSRP range
$21,950 - $34,750

What’s new

  • The Mazda 6 receives broad updates for 2018
  • A turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine joins the lineup
  • Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels add upmarket materials and features
  • Freshened exterior and interior design
  • Part of the third Mazda 6 generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Suave interior and exterior design
  • Class-competitive fuel economy from turbo engine
  • Entertaining handling

Cons

  • All-wheel drive is not available
  • No hybrid model
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mazda 6.

Great Car
Scott, 5/9/2018
I have had my Mazda 6 Signature trim car for two weeks. I am very impressed with this vehicle. I traded in a BMW for this car, and I am very pleased with the overall quality, fit and finish. The interior, in my opinion, is the high point with the Napa leather, wood trim and chrome touches. This car definitely looks and feels way more expensive than the $35,000 sticker price. I was a little worried about the infotainment system after reading various reviews, but I actually like the system. I was able to sync Pandora and Stitcher radio apps easily with the car's system and my phone, contacts, and messages synced easily. I actually like the navigation system. I am looking forward to the Android Auto update that is supposed to be released soon, but I could live with the current system. The engine accelerates smoothly and with verve with the turbo engine and the ride quality is excellent. Overall, a great car and excellent value.
So far so good...
Mike H. , 4/25/2018
Had the car for two days and love it so far. I wish the car indicated “Signature” or 2.0T. Get rid of the skyactive logo—nobody cares or knows what that is. Contacts won’t sync between iPhone and car. Memory seat is great. Averaging 30mpg in suburbs Camera resolution is terrible. Looks like the camera on my old Moto Razr phone. Great pickup speed even w/o Sport mode Great trunk size. Ventilated seats and heated wheel are great. Signature trim should come with remote start Overall very satisfied so far.
Very Nice Sedan
Jay Ender, 5/30/2018
Car has superb comfort, ergonomics and is fun to drive. I've had no problem with the infotainment system though sometimes it is a little slow, but overall nothing to worry about. It plays from USB very well, and my Samsung Android Note8 syncs fine with the system. The 2.5 turbo engine is very smooth and has more than enough power. The car is very quite on the highway and the radar cruise works very well. Steering feels great once I shut off the Lane Assist which can be somewhat annoying. Many features are customizable through the infotainment from the safety features to lighting, to door lock operation, etc. It's nice to tailor the car how you like. Overall the car has a feeling of high quality and leaves me wanting for nothing. Performance is very good and the gas mileage on a recent road trip was 37mpg, and that wasn't highway driving, but on state roads with elevational changes and no traffic. Better than I expected, no doubt.
Great First Car!
Stefan Slavkovic, 5/30/2018
I have the base Sport version of the 2018 Mazda 6. I haven’t had it long enough to give it a true reliability grade but based on what I have heard from other drivers it stands above the competition. With the base version you aren’t getting all the crazy tech but you still get a comfortable, stylish ride for a very affordable price. The interior of the car is incredibly simple yet incredibly elegant. Leather trim around the majority of the inside with cloth seats don’t disappoint. A panel set up to look good and feel good at the same time. The exterior has that menacing look that some people, myself included, crave. For the price, you’re getting a top of the line vehicle aesthetically inside and out. Performance wise the car handles wonderfully, but lacks the kick you might see with the grand touring or signature versions. Overall, coming from the viewpoint of a recent college graduate who got this Mazda 6 as their first car, I would make the decision to go with it 10/10 times! If it’s in your budget, I would recommend the signature or grand touring with all the added features. But if you’re just looking for a stylish, comfortable, reliable, fun drive (minus the lack of HP) then the 2018 Mazda 6 is the car for you!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,700
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$31,700
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$29,200
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
MSRP
$34,750
MPG
23 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 6 safety features:

Adaptive Front-Lighting System
Turns the low beams in conjunction with your steering inputs to help you see through turns at night.
Smart Brake Support
Warns you if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes automatically to mitigate the effects of a collision.
Traffic Sign Recognition System
Reads and relays traffic sign information to the driver on a head-up display so you're always aware.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.3%

Mazda 6 vs. the competition

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Mazda 6

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Mazda 6 vs. Honda Accord

By and large, either of these two sedans would serve a family well. The slightly larger Honda has a bit more cargo and interior space, and its base engine is a little more fuel-efficient. You can also get the Accord as a hybrid, something you can't do with the Mazda 6. These differences are minor and potentially outweighed by the Mazda's sense of style.

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Mazda 6 vs. Toyota Camry

The similarly priced Toyota Camry has the edge in fuel economy and is available as a hybrid, but we don't find its newfound dramatic styling as attractive as the updated Mazda 6's. When it comes to engine upgrades, the Mazda 6's available turbocharged four-cylinder may not make as much power as the Camry's V6, but it costs less to get it.

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Mazda 6 vs. Ford Fusion

Though its fuel economy isn't as strong as the Mazda 6's, the Fusion has a few key strengths that make it worth considering. Like many midsize sedans, the Fusion is available as both a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, and it is also offers all-wheel drive. The Ford has a bigger trunk and a more powerful entertainment system, and its top-of-the-line turbo V6 is something you won't find in any other competitor.

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2018 Mazda 6 for Sale

Mazda 6 2018 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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MSRP$35,645
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More about the 2018 Mazda 6
2018 Mazda 6 Overview

The 2018 Mazda 6 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Mazda 6?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mazda 6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 6 4.5 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 2018 6.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Mazda 6?
2018 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $35,640. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,969 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $30,090. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,599 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,599 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,491.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,890. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,684 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,684 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,206.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is11.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $32,590. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,723 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,723 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,867.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,590. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,921 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,921 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,669.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is11% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,840. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $2,362 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,362 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,478.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is10.3% below the MSRP.

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