The Mazda6 is among the sportiest family sedans. In addition to being fun to drive, it is roomy, quiet, and quick. It also has a high-quality interior. Road noise is a bit pronounced. Fuel economy is not a strong suit with the powerful V6. 
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Wonderful, direct steering."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Mazda 6)

"There has always been a delay in the automatic transmission engaging if it's not at a complete stop. As much as a second, which is annoying and in some situations did not feel safe. Would not buy another if the same problem is present in newer ones."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Mazda 6)

"Because it is a sporty car, it does have somewhat of a rough ride on bumps. The acceleration can sometimes surprise you but it really depends on how you plan on driving it."

GREGORY K., MD (2009 Mazda 6)

"Acceleration isn't amazing, but a bit better than "adequate", Handling is fantastic!"

HOWARD L., CA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Fun to drive. Handles very well."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Mazda 6)

"There's nothing like a mechanical-linkage. The steering is so good you feel capable of threading the car through the eye of a needle if one presented itself. I still regret not getting the V6 though - did not like the fuel consumption numbers on that one though."

HATIM S., ON (2009 Mazda 6)

"Car is fun to drive, quick, handles well, excellent responsive performance."

J D., OK (2009 Mazda 6)

"Handlin is superb - track beautifully."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Mazda 6)

"It has great acceleration and the steering and handling are excellent."

Dale S., VA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Excellent acceleration and handling provided by Mazda with 3.7 V6 under the hood."

Sergey B., NY (2009 Mazda 6)

"great road handling on mountain highways in British Columbia It almost drives like a sports car. Can take corners at more than 30 lkmh over posted speeds. Fun to drive."

Anonymous, BC (2009 Mazda 6)

"For a 4 speed it really does well with acceleration. It handles very well and we feel good about putting our teens in it because it is an intuitive car to drive."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Acceleration and handling with v6 are practically perfect."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Mazda 6)

"Their motto, "ZOOM ZOOM" isn't just a cliche. For a nine year old car with only a 4 cylinder engine it still is a great pleasure to drive."

Carl O., OK (2009 Mazda 6)

"It is very responsive and has adequate acceleration for me. If I had to pick on something...I do have difficulty seeing some things due to low stance which is the case with most sporty sedans. I am currently considering a new small crossover to get better/higher visibility. Plus advanced tech."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Mazda 6)

"Mazda hit a home run with respects to the 2009 Mazda 6 GT with the 3.7 litre engine. This car is a beast on the highway in terms of acceleration, handling and styling. Unfortunately Mazda have digressed into a smaller mazda 6 GT with a 2.5 litre engine. They have lost me as a customer."

Derrick F., NS (2009 Mazda 6)

"Great handling and acceleration.Very responsive steering and brakes.Gives me a feeling that the car is sticking to the road,even around the tightest of turns at high speed."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Mazda 6)

"Phenomenal Power, and outstanding fuel economy (down to 7 litres per 100 km on highway)"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Mazda 6)

"The car handles extremely well making it a pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Mazda 6)

"Sporty, very good."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Mazda 6)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats just aren't as comfortable as the Ford F-150. And I wish the road noise would get improved. It's pretty loud, and you have to keep turning the radio up especially on freeways, because the noise gets worse."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Mazda 6)

"The road noise was more than I had anticipated, but the acceleration and other factors make up for it."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Mazda 6)

"Heated seats failed on both driver and passenger side"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Mazda 6)

"Very good ride"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Mazda 6)

"The only issue I have is road noise"

ROSS S., SK (2009 Mazda 6)

"Noise is Mazda's middle name apparently. The older thecar gets the less I can tolerate it."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Mazda 6)

"Very responsive steering."

Anonymous, AL (2009 Mazda 6)

"Noise levels are high, even after I've tried different tires."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Mazda 6)

"I've driven coast to coast in this car and the seats and ride were exceptional. The noise is OK."

Carl O., OK (2009 Mazda 6)

"Interior of car has excessive road noise. Gets worse as tires wear."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Mazda 6)

"The car is very comfortable but, a bit noisy"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Mazda 6)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Purchased Mazda 6 Touring on sale---comparable or better than other cars costing much more."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Top model comes standard with all the bells and whistles."

ROBERT A., TX (2009 Mazda 6)

"It has been an amazing car for the price. I was able to get a top of the line, just no navigation system I didn't want it, for an amazing price verses other brands. And I've been happy in pretty much every way. I would do it all over agian every time."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Mazda 6)

"I bought it used with 4000 miles for $14000. It was like new has been just a great fun safe and affordable car to drive both around town and on long trips."

CARL O., OK (2009 Mazda 6)

"Got more than would have from Toyota Camry. Camry design is dull as dish water. Camry dealership high pressure; walked away to Mazda dealership."

P Y., MA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Reliable, comfort, gas milage"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Mazda 6)

"HID headlights, excellent handling, over 30 mpg highway, for under $24,000"

HOWARD L., CA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Car was purchased new in 2009 at a good price. We have had no issues with it. Runs extremely well. The V6 is very responsive. Wish it had a better navigation system which is sub par."

RICH P., CO (2009 Mazda 6)

"Great gas mileage and a comfortable ride. Low maintenance cost and is a very reliable vehicle."

Dale K., MN (2009 Mazda 6)

"Six Cylinders, the newer Mazda sixes now have only four cylinders."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Mazda 6)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"As long as we've owned it people have commented on how nice the car looks."

J D., OK (2009 Mazda 6)

"While it looked great at the time, I feel the design did not age very well."

HATIM S., ON (2009 Mazda 6)

"Styling was several years ahead of other cars. Similar to many current cars."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Mazda 6)

"European like"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Mazda 6)

"Styling was far ahead of its time, including blind side mirror monitors that some cars are just now adding."

THOMAS Q., IL (2009 Mazda 6)

"i just like the body shape."

LOU S., QC (2009 Mazda 6)

"The car from the side looks very cool. It's sporty yet practical."

GREGORY K., MD (2009 Mazda 6)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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