2018 Mazda 6 Sedan

2018 Mazda 6
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2018 Mazda 6
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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

  • No hybrid model
  • All-wheel drive is not available


Which 6 does Edmunds recommend?

While the price of the base Sport is attractive, it's missing some things you'd want in a family sedan. Stepping up to the Touring adds comfort and entertainment features, but you're still stuck with the base engine. That may be fine for economy sedans, but chances are you're expecting more from the driving experience if you're looking at a Mazda 6. That's why we think the Grand Touring is the best representation of the 6's strengths. It adds a few features on top of the Touring, but it also packs a satisfyingly powerful engine that matches the driving enjoyment this sedan aims to deliver.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.2 / 10

The 2018 Mazda 6 aspires to more than mere family-sedan duties. Sure, it has a big interior and competitive fuel economy, but on top of that it adds an upscale design and a focus on driving enjoyment. The Mazda 6 has offered these attributes for some time now, but Mazda is doubling down as other top automakers are trying a similar approach.

For 2018, that means broad improvements to the Mazda, with refinements in how it looks, drives and feels. A new grille and standard LED headlights highlight the changes on the outside, but it's only once you step into the cabin that the breadth of the revisions becomes clear. The restyled dashboard trim and climate controls give the 6 a more luxurious look. The seats have also been redesigned for better comfort and higher-quality materials give this sedan a luxury-like vibe. Under the hood is a newly optional turbocharged engine, which should complement the 6's already sharp handling.

If fuel economy is a concern, you should know that the 6's base engine comes up a few mpg shy of its contemporaries. There is no hybrid variant, and all-wheel drive is not available. Aside from these omissions, though, the 2018 Mazda 6's upmarket style and enjoyable performance make it an excellent option for the family who likes the experience of driving.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Mazda 6 as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize Sedans for this year.

2018 Mazda 6 configurations

The 2018 Mazda 6 is a midsize family sedan that's available in five trim levels. The base Sport is fairly bare in terms of features, but it comes in at a reasonable price. The Touring and the Grand Touring have the features most shoppers would want, and the latter includes a more powerful engine. For a more premium experience, consider the Grand Touring Reserve or the Signature, which come with more attractive exterior trimmings, higher-quality materials and even more features.

The entry-level Sport starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed manual transmission. (A six-speed automatic is optional.) Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, push-button start, 60/40-split folding rear seats, non-illuminated vanity mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

An 8-inch entertainment touchscreen includes Bluetooth, one USB port and a six-speaker sound system. Standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Advanced safety and driver assistance features are available in the optional i-Activsense package, which includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.

It's worthwhile to step up to the Touring trim, which adds features throughout the vehicle. A six-speed automatic is standard, as are 19-inch wheels, proximity keyless entry, automatic wipers, automatic high-beams, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, illuminated vanity mirrors and a sunroof. Rear passengers get additional vents in the center console and a center armrest with two USB charging ports. The safety features of the i-Activsense package are standard with the Touring, too.

The Grand Touring starts where the Touring leaves off, but it adds the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (250 hp, 310 lb-ft of torque) and the six-speed automatic. The infotainment system gets more power, too, with the addition of an 11-speaker stereo, satellite radio and navigation.

You can tell the Grand Touring Reserve apart by its upgraded LED lighting and the addition of a rear spoiler. Comfort improvements for the driver include a heated steering wheel, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and driver-seat memory settings. There's leather seating for everyone else, along with ventilation for the front row and heating for the rear. Above the gauge cluster sits a transparent panel that works like a head-up display, showing information such as traffic signs and your current speed. This trim also has adaptive front lighting, which turns the low beams in conjunction with the steering wheel to improve visibility at night.

Aside from the addition of a gunmetal front grille, the fully loaded Signature trim level primarily improves the look and feel of the interior. You'll find higher-quality materials such as microfiber suede, wood, and upgraded leather, along with the addition of LED interior lighting and a frameless rearview mirror. Other feature additions consist of a digital gauge cluster and a surround-view camera system with front and rear parking sensors.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2018 Mazda 6 Signature Sedan (turbo 2.5L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

Driving

8.5
Going against the trend to isolate the driver from the road, Mazda went out of its way to keep the driving experience in the 6 connected. The throttle is very linear, and we love the low-end grunt of the engine but wish for a bit more juice at the top end. Handling is superlative for the class.

Acceleration

7.5
The 6's turbo four-cylinder engine has excellent acceleration off the line, pulling strongly from low rpm since most of its power is made down low. It's not as thrusty at the top end but manages to hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which puts it about midpack against other midsize sedans.

Braking

7.0
The 6 needs 129 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is average performance for the class. The brakes are responsive without being grabby with easy but confident pedal effort. Under hard stopping, pedal feel is maintained, so it's easier to modulate the brakes when driving more spiritedly.

Steering

8.0
It has the heaviest steering weighting of the class, which means low-speed maneuvers take a fair bit of muscle. But the payoff comes when moving through corners, where the weight disappears and the feedback is excellent. The steering's on-center feel is great and is naturally self-centering, too. It's a segment standout.

Handling

10.0
The 6's handling is superlative. It never hesitates at turn-in and plants itself in the corner, giving drivers tons of confidence. There's minimal body roll, and it maintains its line even over moderate bumps and keeps its composure turn after turn. Handling is in Mazda's wheelhouse.

Drivability

9.0
We found the transmission to be very good at predicting our intent, and just about all shifts, both up and down, were smooth and quick. The engine likes to be driven like a diesel, with the revs kept below 4,000 rpm. Sport mode lets it stay in a gear longer and sharpens downshifts.

Comfort

8.0
The biggest issue is deciding how much you value a plush ride. If you prefer a car that's planted to the road and lets you know what the asphalt underneath the tires is like, you won't find any issues with the stiff but compliant suspension on the Mazda 6. Its seats are great in long stints.

Seat comfort

9.0
The seats have firm padding and contouring to prevent you from moving around when driving enthusiastically. Both the seat bottoms and back bolsters are supportive without being intrusive. These seats work well for both long-range cruising comfort and support for when you're on curvier roads.

Ride comfort

7.5
The 6 has a sport-tuned suspension, so it rides a bit stiffer than its competitors. Thanks to good calibration, though, it's not punishing. It quells body motion well, but some might find it not to their comfort standards. Those wanting a plush ride should look elsewhere.

Noise & vibration

7.5
Unlike competitor cars that try to shield you from engine sound, the 6's comes through as a growl and is pleasing to hear. We detected wind noise on the left side of the vehicle and some road noise from the low-profile tires, but neither is obtrusive. The cabin is pretty serene otherwise.

Climate control

7.5
The standard dual-zone system is quiet and easy to use. It doesn't move a lot of air, so it takes a little longer to cool the cabin than systems found in other cars. Our test car's ventilated seats made up the difference, though, and are a good option for those living in warmer climates.

Interior

8.5
It's not as spacious as the newest competitors from Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, but the 6 is still a roomy sedan. Take away the fancy interior styling, and the interior is still a functional and comfortable place to be. Mazda thoughtfully put a knee pad on the side of the wide transmission tunnel.

Ease of use

8.0
Most functions have multiple access paths, but the central control knob is used for everything. It's easy to operate and allows you to keep your eyes on the road. The steering wheel controls are numerous and kind of fiddly, and we wish the touchscreen didn't have a lockout feature while in motion.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
Wide-opening doors and mild seat bolsters make getting in and out very easy, particularly for front passengers. Tall-torsoed rear seaters may have to duck their heads due to the 6's sloping rear roofline, but otherwise getting into the back isn't a problem.

Driving position

9.0
The 6 enjoys a wide range of power adjustments. The front seats have long seat bottom cushions for excellent thigh support, and the driver's side is adjustable for even more support if needed. Steering wheel adjustment could use more telescoping range.

Roominess

8.0
Aside from a wide center console that intrudes on your right knee, the 6's cabin is roomy. Even with the sunroof, headroom is excellent, as is shoulder room and hiproom. Rear-seaters will notice less kneeroom than what's in the Accord or Camry, but average-size passengers should find the space comfortable.

Visibility

8.0
A low hood gives you a great view over the nose, but the front pillars are wide and slightly obstructing. Rear visibility is only adequate due to a high decklid and large rear pillars, but the side windows taper toward the middle helping minimize their impact. We wish the 360-degree camera was high-definition.

Quality

9.0
Mazda is going upmarket with the Signature series with quality interior materials and excellent fit and finish. Our car had no squeaks or rattles and felt closely comparable to a luxury sedan. The durability of our tester's white interior remains to be seen, though a brown interior is available.

Utility

8.0
You'd be surprised by how much you can fit in the 6, especially with the rear seats folded down. While its 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space doesn't beat the top cargo category numerically, practically speaking, most buyers won't notice the difference. Its cabin storage is decent, but some do it better.

Small-item storage

8.0
There's a decent amount of storage overall. The space in front of the shifter can even fit oversize smartphones. The center console is on the small side but can accommodate two Red Bull cans with room to spare. The door pockets are large and will fit most water bottles, and the rear door pockets are sized similarly.

Cargo space

8.0
Cargo space is within 2 cubic feet, and lift-over height is within an inch of the cargo space leader, the Honda Accord. Most won't notice the difference. The trunk opening is wide and has enclosed hinges. We have a small issue with the release on the folding 60/40-split seat being in the trunk, not the cabin.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.0
Three car seat positions are available on the rear seat with four recessed lower anchors and three upper tether points. The lower anchors are located under plastic covers and could get lost easily. They're also a bit of a tight fit.

Technology

7.5
By the time you read this, Mazda should be offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the 6. But even without them, the infotainment system, voice control and navigation all work well. We like the crisp head-up display and dash, and the adaptive cruise control is excellent.

Audio & navigation

7.0
Mazda's hard-drive-based navigation system works well in conjunction with voice control and the control knob, but some functions are nonintuitive, such as menu-based zooming and panning when in map mode. The Bose audio system has good fidelity but emphasizes low-range and midrange tones.

Smartphone integration

7.0
The 6 comes with a USB port up front and quick-pairing Bluetooth streaming and phone support, and that's about it. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available shortly and can be retroactively installed on the Touring trim and above. The 6 also one-ups the Accord and the Camry with dual rear USB ports.

Driver aids

8.0
Adaptive cruise control can bring the 6 to a stop and be switched from adaptive to standard modes. The statuses for adaptive cruise control, blind-spot, lane departure and front collision mitigation are visible through the head-up display, giving the driver additional situational awareness.

Voice control

8.0
Voice control allows you to access phone functions, navigation and audio system controls, and it works well as long as you follow the on-screen prompts. We'd like to add climate controls and a smartphone voice-control pass-through (probably coming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) to the function list.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mazda 6.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Not too bad.
Mike H. ,04/25/2018
I wish the car indicated “Signature” or 2.5T. Get rid of the skyactive logo—nobody cares or knows what it is. Averaging 25mpg in suburbs Camera resolution is terrible. Looks like the camera on my old Moto Razr phone. Good pickup speed even w/o Sport mode Great trunk size. Ventilated seats are nice Heated steering wheel is only warm at 3 and 9 o’clock. Why not all the way around? Signature trim should come with remote start Navigation takes too long to load after starting car. Sometimes when backing up, you don’t get the option for the 360 view. The normal backup view does not have the dynamic indicator lines, only the backup view on the smaller 360 view mode. When you turn the car off, the auto up windows do not work (ie before opening a door). You have to hold the whole time. When you turn the car off, the sky light won’t close at all (ie before opening a door). You have to turn the car back on. For some reason, if water is on your car from previous rain, a significant amount falls into the front windows if open. When raining the front sensor goes crazy and thinks you are close to an object. (False warnings).
Great Car
Scott,05/09/2018
UPDATE: I have now had the car 6 months, and I am still overall very pleased with it. For the price, it is superb. I have changed and lowered a few of my scores. The acceleration is very good, but it is not a sports sedan so don't expect it to be. The back up camera works fine, but Mazda does need to improve resolution on future models. I wish it had as an option active park assist that actually parks the car for you, but it does have the basic park assist with back up and front sensors. I got the Android Auto update for the car, and it is very good; however, I find myself using the standard Mazda interface more than Android Auto. I prefer the ease of set up and configuration with the standard Mazda infotainment system more than Android Auto. Pandora looks and interfaces better with the standard Mazda system, and I like the navigation system better on the Mazda. I typically now only use Android Auto when I am taking a trip to a completely unknown location, since I think Google Maps does a better job with traffic and updates than Mazda system. The Bose sound system is EXCELLENT. I had a Harman Kardon system in the BMW 2 series I traded in for this car that I paid extra for, and the Bose sound system blows it away. It is one of the better sounding systems I have experienced in a car. It is extremely clear with good bass. I have no regrets buying this car, and will probably purchase again in the future if they continue to refine and update this model. 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.
Very Nice Sedan
Jay Ender,05/30/2018
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,05/30/2018
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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2018 Mazda 6 video

SPEAKER: Thanks to trucks and SUVs, midsized sedans are no longer the King of sales. But some car makers aren't taking that lying down. The thoroughly redesigned Mazda 6 features a more elegant and mature design [INAUDIBLE] all around. Now its exterior styling is a little more subtle, but we feel the interior, by far its stand out feature, punches far above its weight. How does it compare against industry standards like the Camry and the Accord? Lets go and find out. At the front of the 6, Mazda both made the front end more aggressive and subtle at the same time. Let me explain. They've calmed down the signature wing, which is the trim piece that connects the two headlights together, and they moved the fog light into the headlight, cleaning up the whole front end. But they've kept the angular design that the Mazda 6 was known for. The new 19 inch wheels look bigger than they really are, because they've been designed so that the spokes go all the way up to the tire and are available on the top three trims. Bottom two trims get the more traditional 17 inch wheel. The back end of the car receives the same styling cues as the front, a flatter signature wing that connects the two taillights and larger exhaust tips to make the car look more sportier. But more importantly, let's take a look at the inside of the car where the big changes are. So here on the inside is where you are going to see the most differentiation. The previous Mazda 6 had a much more monolithic and vertical center console, whereas this generation is wide and expansive. There's not a lot of buttons in the middle like the old car. Instead, all you have is HVAC controls. And then down here, you have the controller for the infotainment system. Clearly, they're drawing design cues from other luxury car makers, and the material choices reflect that as well. On the signature trim, you have suede on the dash. You have leather seats and wood trim pieces all around. Unlike other car makers, they want you to really use the control knob for all the functions. Well there is a touch screen, it only works when the car is stopped. And also, to improve connectivity with the car, there's a big seven inch display right on the dash. And in fact, if we turn on the car, you can't really see the borders of it. It kind of blends in with the rest of the dash, and it displays things like your trip settings, your economy. Driver assisted navigation functions as well Another cool feature of the digital dash display is the ability to cycle through different modes. Now that's not particularly unique to the 6. But what is unique to the 6 is that you can turn it all off and have a very simplified view of your dash. Previous Mazda owners will also notice that there is no more flip up glass for the head up display. Instead, it's all integrated and projects directly on the windshield. When you add all these pieces up, you get a much more mature interior versus the old car. It's one that we really appreciate, and it's a design direction that we feel is going the right way. While the interior is all new, the chassis is still based off the old 6, which brings us to one issue that some may have a problem with, and that's the back seat. Definitely Camry and Accord have a larger backseat than this car. Now it's usable for most adults, but you're going to be missing a few inches of knee room that the other competitors have. And now for my favorite part, let's see how it drives. Another way Mazda engineers tried to increase the level of luxury in the car is by reducing ambient noise, road noise, and wind noise. And in fact, they did a lot of changes to the body to do that. Now on a twisty road like this, you won't really notice it too much, just because you're having a lot of fun driving, right? But on the highway, that translates into a lot more calmer ride. Now it's not noiseless, especially on these 19 inch low profile tires, but the noises that do come in the car are much more subdued, and lower in frequency, which doesn't really grate on your ears as much. Another unique attribute about the new six are these seats. Now they've been recontoured, and the feature new material so that little bit denser, and more comfortable. But the profiling of material has been changed so that your pelvis fits into the little nook back here, reducing the need for bolstering. Now on the signature trim car, you still have adjustable lumbar support, and two position driver memory. So you and a co-owner, or a friend, or your partner can share driving duties without messing too much with any of the adjustments. But one thing that will take your mind off of the interior is the drive dynamics. Now the 6 has always been a fairly good handling car, and this new one is no different. In fact, Mazda went through great lengths with the suspension to give it a little more comfort on choppy roads like this, without losing any of its pitch or roll stability. What that means is when you fling it through corners, the car stays flatter, and doesn't rock your head front, back, and side to side. In fact, amongst the midsize sedan segment, Mazda 6 is probably one of the better handling cars out there. But what good is all this suspension if you don't have the power to match with it, right? Well, with this 2.5 liter turbo charged engine, producing three 310 pound feed of torque, and 250 horsepower, the power is there right when you need it. On this twisty road, it doesn't take much to get the car pulled into the corner, in fact. In fact, you have to be careful not to give it too much throttle, and get some torque steer through the wheel. Now torque steer is where one wheel has a little bit more grip than the other, and it will send a little bit of feedback through the wheel to let you know, hey, maybe you need to back off a little bit. Sending the power to the front wheels is this six speed transmission. Now there's paddle shifters so you can shift manually if you'd like, but frankly, it's just fine in automatic. In fact, there's a sport mode, which only works through the transmission, that holds gears longer, and makes down shifts more aggressive. But frankly, even in regular automatic mode, the computer has enough flexibility to make the shifts more aggressive on his own where you might not even use sport mode. Now some of the Mazda 6's competitors have gone to eight and nine speed transmissions, so the Mazda 6 may seem archaic with six speed. But with such broad torque coming from the engine, and good gearing from this gearbox, Mazda didn't feel like they needed to invest in a transmission with even more gears. Now what's the result of that? Well, the car stays in gear longer, so it's not shifting as much. So you get a more consistent pull as you're accelerating down the road. On top of that, when you downshift, it's not downshifting three or four gears. It's usually just one, and it puts it right in the sweet spot for you to have a very strong acceleration coming out of a corner. Frankly, we haven't noticed any issues with it and we think it's a great idea. Not bad. While at the track, the Mazda didn't generate the numbers we felt like it could achieve when we were driving down the road. It accelerated from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds. While not absolutely praiseworthy, it's certainly satisfactory as both 0 to 60 and quarter mile times put it right between the base engine and option engine equipped versions of the Camry and Accord. There are steering changes as well. The steering rack is mounted directly to the subframe. No bushings. What that means is you can feel the grain of the road. And we're going over these little ribbons in the road, and I can feel them through the steering wheel. On top of that, the steering rack has been calibrated to give it very good weight and heft. Some people might find it a bit too heavy, but anyone who's driven a sports car will be right at home. How do all these changes translate? Well frankly, wonderfully. The car is uniform through the corners. You can pitch it in hard and the car stays very composed. It doesn't matter if it's small little bumps like what we're feeling now, or larger bumps like that. The car never gets upset. You can drive this car far faster than the speed limit would suggest you can, and have no problems doing it. Now obviously, we suggest you keep with the law, but it's nice to know you can if you needed to. Surprisingly, turning isn't as aggressive as I thought it would be, but that's not such a bad thing. It follows through really well, meaning once I do get the right amount of turn inset, the car doesn't really deviate from that. And I can control it with the throttle and the steering wheel so that I can kind of manage my understeer very well. With the changes to the suspension, the steering rack, the Mazda 6 has nothing to worry about maintaining its position as the sportiest mid-size sedan on the market. Sure, its heavy steering and suspension may draw away some potential buyers. But it's torquey engine, subtle exterior, and stand out interior are more than enough for it to compete against the traditional favorites, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. But what Mazda has done with the signature trim elevates the 6 away from those two into the luxury segment. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. To see more videos like these, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And don't forget, you can always find out more information on our website, Edmunds.com.

2018 Mazda 6 Review

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.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,700
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,000
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
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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 Sedan for Sale

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Mazda 6 2018 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2018
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MSRP$36,240
Est.Loan: $627/mo
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2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Overview

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan is offered in the following styles: Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Sport 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), and Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan?

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

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 6 Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Touring, Sport, Grand Touring Reserve, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,968 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,968 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,672.

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

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We are showing 42 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,629 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,629 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,461.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.7% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 45 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,931 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,931 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,659.

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

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We are showing 36 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,595 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,595 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,995.

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

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We are showing 18 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,694 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,694 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,196.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is11.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 13 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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

The 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan 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 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is trending $2,470 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,470 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,370.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) is10.8% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 4 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2018 Mazda 6 Sedans are available in my area?

2018 Mazda 6 Sedan Listings and Inventory

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Mazda 6?

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