2016 MAZDA MAZDA6

Original MSRP Range
$21,495 - $30,195
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
25 - 26 MPG City / 37 - 38 MPG Hwy
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2016 MAZDA MAZDA6

What We Like

Sporty handling; strong fuel economy; expressive styling both in and out; long list of tech features; ample rear-seat room; simple navigation upgrade with available SD card

What We Don't

Choppy ride quality with 19-in wheels; manual models shut out from more desirable audio and navigation options; small trunk; no hybrid or V6 options

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2016 MAZDA MAZDA6?

The Grand Touring trim receives revised front and rear styling and new LED headlights (optional on Touring trims). All models but the manual Sport receive a larger 7-inch color touchscreen, as well as a new electronic parking brake and a revised dash console. Also new is the Active Driving Display information screen and the Mazda Connect in-car connectivity system. 

Which MAZDA6 is the Best?

While we're impressed by the wide array of electronics on the upscale Grand Touring model, a midlevel Mazda6 Touring with the Moonroof/Bose/Satellite Radio package is fine with us. It includes everything you need without going overboard. And unless you just have to have a manual transmission, we suggest the faster, more efficient 6-speed automatic. It will be easier to resell, too. Find a Mazda6 for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 MAZDA MAZDA6 Cost?

The 2016 Mazda6 is offered in three trim levels: i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring trims offer a choice between a manual or automatic transmission, while the Grand Touring comes equipped only with an automatic.

The Mazda6 Sport ($20,315) comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, push-button starting, an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and a USB audio input, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 17-in alloy wheels, dual power mirrors, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 6-way manual driver's seat with manual lumbar support, a manual passenger-seat lifter, an electronic parking brake, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. Add an extra $1,705 to get the automatic transmission, and you'll also gain a sport-mode button, a rearview camera, a 7-in color touchscreen, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, Pandora Internet Radio, audio-menu voice command and HD Radio.

There are no option packages for the Sport, although some dealer-installed options include rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and front fog lights. Vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect and the 7-in touchscreen can be updated to include navigation by purchasing a simple SD navigation-upgrade card from your Mazda dealer.

The Mazda6 i Touring ($24,765) has all the features found on the automatic-equipped Sport trim, plus dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a blind spot monitoring system and a power driver's seat. The Mazda6 Touring also boasts leatherette seats, Advanced Key keyless entry and start, handsome 19-in alloy wheels and rear cross-traffic alert safety technology.

Touring models equipped with the automatic transmission have two choices for options packages. The Moonroof/Bose/Satellite Radio package ($1,325) is self-explanatory, while the Touring Technology package ($1,675) adds auto on/off LED headlights with auto leveling, adaptive front lighting, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming driver's-side mirror, heated front seats, Smart City Brake Support and rain-sensing wipers (must be ordered in conjunction with the Moonroof/Bose/Satellite package).

The Mazda6 i Grand Touring ($31,015) includes all the equipment found in the two optional Touring trim packages, plus an automatic transmission, leather seats, auto on/off LED headlights with auto leveling, LED fog lights, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, a 6-way power passenger seat, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, Active Driving Display, navigation and adaptive front headlights.

The Grand Touring Technology package ($2,180) adds radar cruise control, forward-obstruction warning and lane-departure warning, along with automatic high-beam control and i-ELOOP active grille shutters.

MAZDA6 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Mazda6 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring$30,195 / N/A4 Cylinder18426 / 386-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda6 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport$22,995 / N/A4 Cylinder18426 / 386-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda6 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring$24,995 / N/A4 Cylinder18426 / 386-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda6 4dr Sdn Man i Sport$21,495 / N/A4 Cylinder184N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda6 4dr Sdn Man i Touring$23,945 / N/A4 Cylinder184N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
MAZDA MAZDA6 Safety

Is the 2016 MAZDA MAZDA6 a Safe Car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2016 Mazda6 a 5-star overall safety score, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bestows its highest score of Good in all crash tests, including the small-overlap front test (last year's car earned only an Acceptable rating). IIHS also lists the Mazda6 as a Top Safety Pick.

The Mazda6 comes standard with stability control, traction control and eight airbags. All models except the manual-equipped Sport include a rearview camera. The Mazda6's Bluetooth technology displays text messages on the sedan's center screen and even reads them aloud so drivers won't be distracted by their cellphones.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2016 MAZDA MAZDA6 vs the competition

2015 Ford Fusion -- The Ford Fusion possesses an impressive interior, a wide array of powertrains, excellent gas mileage and competitive pricing. There's also a hybrid and all-wheel-drive model.

2015 Honda Accord -- Honda's latest Accord also offers new styling, strong fuel economy and driver-focused dynamics that will rival the Mazda6, although the styling isn't as bold.

2015 Toyota Camry -- The Camry appeals to shoppers who need a practical, midsize sedan but don't want the sporty feel or choppy ride offered by the Mazda6.

Used Audi A4 -- A 2010-2014 Audi A4 will give you more luxury, more power and better traction when equipped with quattro all-wheel drive.

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