2020 Mazda 6 Consumer Reviews

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What a difference 4 model years make

Mike G. , 01/02/2020
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
52 of 52 people found this review helpful

I previously owned a white 2016 Mazda 6 Touring. Due to an driver's fail to yield, my car was totalled back in late November. I checked out a blue 2020 Mazda 6. Everything I liked about the 2016 was there, with more, including improvements. I bought the Grand Touring model. The turbo is a great improvement over the base engine. It's not a rocket by any means, but still lots of low end torque to get you moving. Under normal driving, the turbo engine seems a bit smoother and more quiet than the base engine too. In fact, going from the 2016 to the 2020, the whole ride seems more compliant and quieter. I don't notice road imperfections near as much as in my '16. The steering is a bit easier while still communicating the feel of the tires against the pavement. There also seems to be improvement in the seats. A bit more padding and thigh support. Great for long trips. The interior itself has been greatly improved in those 4 years. Very sharp looking. I won't go into detail about all the safety features since they are covered in multiple reviews. Suffice to say it was a good move for Mazda to make their whole safety suite standard across all trims. That wasn't the case in 2016. One piece of advice. The only difference between the 2019 and 2020 model years is a new keyfob design and some badging on the Signature trim. That's it. If you can find the color and trim you like in a 2019 model, then go for it. It has a higher rebate available plus you're more likely to get a better deal since all their 2020 models have been coming in. No dealers in my area had the dark blue exterior/black interior combination that I wanted in a 2019. Hence, I ended up with a 2020. Also, I personally would start with the Grand Touring and go up from there. The Grand Touring is the lowest priced trim that has the turbo engine. A good upgrade going from 186hp/186ft-lb to 250hp on premium/310ft-lb. To wrap this up, I'm very happy with my choice. If you're up in the air about which mid sized sedan to pick, at least have the Mazda 6 on your list of cars to pick from. It may not have the sales numbers that the Camry or Accord have, but it's a very capable and competitive sedan. If you want a great looking and great handling mid sized vehicle, this might be the one.

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Ya can't beat a Mazda for value

nevada mike, 05/20/2020
Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Very simply, if my Mazda 6 Reserve went away I'd buy another in an instant without shopping any other car. Traded in a 2014 Mazda 6 for the newer 6 because I wanted the turbo, and paid extra for the stunning Soul Red paint. My 3rd Mazda is a testament to Mazda's superb engineering and design. It's beautiful but that does not matter unless the car has 5 star crash rating and is a kick to drive. Also, the seats are very comfortable and vented. It comes with all the bells and whistles of an expensive luxury car(Lexus,BMW and Mercedes). The 6 feels very solid to drive as steering and suspension provide a sense of total control. If you're not especially enjoying your drive, that will change to loving to drive the 6, and I suspect you'll enjoy washing & waxing your Mazda 6 because it's so good looking. OK, rear seat leg room is poor, but as the driver...who cares. Mazda's "zoom zoom" advertisement claim is not baloney...they back it up with their cars.

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A Piece of Art

Eddy, 01/15/2020
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

I got the Mazda 6 sport 2020 and I couldn't be happier. It combines comfort, fun and luxury in an unprecedented way. I'm also happy to see the leaps Mazda made in terms of reliability. I'm actually glad they're using a traditional 6 speed transmission. It means fewer bugs and a better projected reliability. It's known and been around for a while - why mess with it? Love this car.

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Jerry, 07/30/2020
Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Having owned BMWs and Audi's since 1993 I was reluctant to the reviews I read about the Mazda 6. So I searched it vigorously looking for negative reviews, but I couldn't find much negative. So I decided to pursue leasing one. I found what I liked, Signature series blue with parchment interior. I searched dealerships and found only one within 500 miles. So, I contacted my local dealer and in a few days I was driving it. This car is amazing! The cabin is a beautiful design, simple, elegant and very functional. The leather is premium and the seats are very comfortable. Very little wind noise, very good acceleration, and handling is excellent! I do have four issues that would improve my opinion even more. First, the infortainment system really needs a faster processor. Second, the outside mirrors are not included in the Memory Seats positioning, so you have to re-adjust them with different drivers. Third, there is not power outlet in the front console so you must stretch a cord to the back part of the console where you rest your arm. Four, the gas fill door is thin and appears easy to bend. That's it. My only negatives. Love this car. What a true value!

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Constant double takes.

Johnjon, 09/09/2020
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

My partner and I researched for many months, trying to find the car WE wanted without sacrificing anything. After 6 months, we found it. We had also considered VW, and Buick. When we went to the dealer to look at the black, Grand Touring Mazda6, we knew after driving it, our search was over. Almost every single day someone approaches us to compliment our car. It is THAT eye catching. In the time we’ve owned it, we’ve not had 1 issue wrong, and nothing but driving pleasure. Now let me gush about the mileage we’ve achieved with our Mazda. In doing research, we discovered claimed, almost 40 miles to the gallon highway driving. We thought perhaps this was wishful thinking. We decided to test our 6 on a long weekend to Asheville. This trip proved we made the right choice. We were shocked that for such a large sedan, it was indeed averaging 38, 39 miles per gallon on our 3 1/2 hour trip. This car looks like a much pricier model, lots of strangers asking what it is, and in 2 cases, actually writing down the make, or taking a photo of the badge. And mileage performance compared to a compact car is unheard of. This experience made us more than likely, repeat Mazda customers. The only thing missing for us, the Mazda6 is available in Europe as a wagon too. If a wagon version were offered in the U.S., we’d be at the dealership tomorrow.

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