Consumer Reviews Summary
6 of 6 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Mazda Mazda6 Overview
In its last year before a redesigned version debuts next year, the 2013 Mazda Mazda6 midsize sedan adds a little pep to a stoic segment.
The Mazda6’s sheetmetal is attractive, Mazda’s trademark smiling grille which is flanked by swept back headlights. Prominent fenders flank the front and sharp chrome strips outline the side windows. 16-inc wheels are standard (17- and 18-inch alloys are available) and four-cylinder models get a single tailpipe, while V-6 models get dual exhaust outlets.
Like most cars in this segment, the 2013 Mazda6 offers a pair of engine options, one efficient and the other more powerful and sporty. Mazda6 “i” models come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder while “s” models features a 272-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 which pumps out 269 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is the standard transmission for four-cylinder models, while a five-speed automatic is optional. V-6 equipped models come with a six-speed automatic only.
Fuel economy figures lag behind the rest of the field slightly, at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for four-cylinder models and 18/27 mpg city/highway for V-6 models.
Inside, the Mazda6 comes with the requisite trappings you would expect. Remote keyless entry, air conditioning, power windows and lock, cruise control, and an auxiliary audio input come standard. For greater comfort, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, push-button start, leather upholstery, and powered/heated front seats are available. Tech options include a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio.
In case a crash occurs, the Mazda6 offers front side-impact, front, and side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, an electronic stability system, and traction control work to make sure that a crash doesn’t happen in the first place.
Though it’s a big long in the tooth, the 2013 Mazda Mazda6 remains one of the best drives in this segment.