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2018 Mazda Mazda6


City 23 - 26 MPG Hwy 31 - 35 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.9
Comfort 5
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Worst Car I've Owned

by KP from Woodstock | December 04, 2019

The sales experience was fine when I purchased my 2018 Mazda 6 Signature new in December of 2018, however the car was in for service due to a warranty issue on 12/2/2019 with the rear seat chrome trim breaking, and the job was botched by the tech. The person broke the replacement pieces and wrinkled the leather. The car has 6,300 miles and garage kept. The build quality is inferior to the completion, and the run around we're receiving from Mazda and the dealership is a waste of our time. Please note, the car has several issues stemming from super thin paint that constantly and excessively chips as well as front door rattles and creaking noises. Not to mention, all four wheels were replaced due to black marks under the finish. I will NEVER buy another Mazda or give this dealership any future business or recommendations. The lack of business acumen from both parties is laughable, at best. Lesson learned.....

Nothing else comes close in this category

by ChicagoRob from Roseville, CA | November 04, 2019

After being a long time VW and Honda family, our first thought was to go back to our old stand-by...thanks goodness we didn't! The Mazda styling looks great on the outside, and the overall fit and finish on the inside sealed the deal! The performance, room, and creature comforts are on a totally different level than the competition. If you haven't taken the time to check a Mazda out, you should, you won't be disappointed!

Good midsize car, but not a sports sedan

by JP from Kansas | September 02, 2019

I have had the car for a couple of weeks and while the car is decent, but there are too many "gushy" (most of them appear fake) reviews for it out there claiming that it performs well. The 2.5L turbo engine is not satisfying to drive hard. It delivers too much torque at the start, spins the wheels, then just as you accelerate towards redline, it falls on its face at 4000 rpm. If you drive it normally, it is fine, but do not look for a rewarding experience if you push it hard. Plus hearing that buzzy 4-cylinder sound under load is another reason to take it easy on the gas pedal. The handling is just OK. It feels sharp and has good turn-in when you are tooling around town and initial impression is that it is more capable that it really is. Push it a little harder and it falls apart quickly due to what all is being asked of the front tires in this layout (ie turn, brake, steer). If a performance tire was used, it may handle better. So, those things aside, if you are looking for a good-looking commuter vehicle and don't drive your cars hard, then this is a good choice. It is nice to look at inside and out and is pretty comfortable. The tech is OK but the infotainment system is antiquated and sluggish at startup. I was on the fence about purchasing this or the Accord. I ultimately ruled out the Accord because I get weary of seeing so many of them on the road. If you are looking for a performance midsize car and can get past its over-styled looks (especially that uni-brow front chrome bar), then I suggest looking towards an Accord 2.0T.

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2018 Mazda Mazda6 Overview

The 2018 Mazda Mazda6 is a premium midsize sedan that has been refreshed with sleeker looks and a new turbocharged engine.

This year, five trim levels are available: the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature.

Under the hood, it is powered by a standard 187-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated six-speed manual or automatic transmission. A more powerful 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder is found in the Grand Touring and higher trim levels. Fuel economy for the manual base model is an EPA-estimated rating of 24/33 mpg city/highway. It improves slightly to a 26/35 mpg rating for the automatic version. The turbo model receives a lower rating of 23/31 mpg.