For 2019, the Mazda6 drops its manual transmission option. The i-Activsense suite of driver assists (blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control) are now standard, as is Mazda's G-Vectoring Control Plus. See the 2019 Mazda6 models for sale near you
In the Mazda6's case, we'd go with either the Touring trim for its balance of equipment, driver assists and price, or the turbocharged Grand Touring Reserve for its combination of power, features and interior upgrades. If you're all about shifting your own gears, the smaller Mazda3 is a better choice because, unlike the Mazda6, it offers a manual transmission on the well-equipped Grand Touring trim. Find a Mazda6 for sale
For 2019, the Mazda6 is offered in five trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The Grand Touring, Reserve and Signature trims offer a turbocharged engine.
The Mazda6 Sport($24,720) comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, i-Activsense driver assist suite (high-speed emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam control and auto on/off headlights), G-Vectoring Control Plus, power-operated windows, mirrors and door locks, auto-leveling LED headlights, 17-in aluminum wheels, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry and push-button start, cloth seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, driver's seat manual lumbar adjustment, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and the MazdaConnect infotainment system with an 8-in color touchscreen, AM/FM radio, HD Radio and 6 speakers. Also standard is Bluetooth and a rearview camera.
The Mazda6 Touring ($27,320) adds 19-in alloy wheels, a power glass moonroof, leatherette-trimmed sport seats, a 6-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, proximity key keyless entry and start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,
The Mazda6 Grand Touring ($30,420) adds a 250-hp turbocharged engine, heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, 11-speaker Bose Centerpoint 2 Surround Sound audio, SiriusXM, navigation and an auto-dimming driver's side mirror.
The Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve ($32,920) adds bright silver alloy wheels, a rear decklid spoiler, a windshield wiper de-icer, leather seating, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support and memory, a 6-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a full-color active driver display with traffic-sign recognition, and adaptive headlights.
The Mazda6 Signature ($36,020) adds a gunmetal-finish front grille, a frameless auto-diming rearview mirror, Nappa leather seating, Ultrasuede dash and door trim inserts, wood dash inlays, a black headliner, a 7-in TFT LCD meter display, a 360-degree monitor and front and rear parking sensors.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Honda Accord -- The Accord offers a larger trunk and rear seat plus better fuel economy. Buyers can opt for a manual transmission with the turbocharged engine and, unlike the Mazda6, the Accord offers a hybrid model. The Accord also holds superior resale values.
2019 Toyota Camry -- The Camry offers a high-mileage hybrid trim and a V6 engine option, but it's not as sporty as the Mazda6, and its interior isn't as polished. Android Auto isn't available on the Toyota, but the Camry does hold its value better than the Mazda6.
Used Audi A4 -- For about the price of a new Grand Touring trim, you can pick up a nicely optioned 2015-2017 Audi A4 and get more features, luxury, performance and style, plus the option of quattro AWD.