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

"It truly handles like a sports car and is a joy to drive"

THOMAS K., MN (2011 Mazda 6)

"I have really enjoyed the cruise control in this vehicle. I can control speed from the wheel even when I need to adjust in traffic. I never have to use my foot unless I am stopping. It is wonderful on a long highway trip or for maintaining speed in town."

BETTY W., NC (2011 Mazda 6)

"Zoom! zoom! is an accurate slogan. Very peppy."

DEBRA C., MD (2011 Mazda 6)

"One of the best handling front wheel drive sedans I've ever driven."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Mazda 6)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Loose plastic covers under the car came loose and rattled."

JAY C., FL (2011 Mazda 6)

"I wish the driver's seat had an adjustable lumbar support. I have to use a small inflatable. Re climate, I miss the moving vents of my old 626, and I don't think this car heats up as quickly. In fact, both the airconditioning and heat seem weaker."

SHIRLEY P., CT (2011 Mazda 6)

"This cars seating in front is good, but in rear is very impressive. Most leg room I have seen out of a mid size sedan"

ELIZABETH R., WA (2011 Mazda 6)

"Ride is kind of noisy. AC broke after only owning the car for about three years. Dealership kept charging me to temporarily fix it each year until finally the evaporator went out and had to be replaced. Extremely expensive repairs. In total over $2000 spent on AC repairs in a vehicle that is now only 5 years old."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Mazda 6)

"Ride is a bit hard, we feel the bumps in the road"

JEAN L., QC (2011 Mazda 6)


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

What Owners Say

"The car lacks the nice immediacies of a v6 engine and other higher trim packages but we paid $19K brand new for it so the value for the money was outstanding."

BRAD S., TX (2011 Mazda 6)

"Comfortable on long trips. No repairs in past 30,000 miles. Only to shop for normal maintenance. Some road noise but from tires on concrete hwy."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Mazda 6)

"Excellent. I purchased it from a used car dealer who said it had been in a New Mexico rental fleet. It has the sort of minor cosmetic imperfections which make that story likely. It is astonishingly reliable, fun to drive for a 4 door of high mid-size, durable interior, strong engine and brakes."

H O., CA (2011 Mazda 6)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I love my Mazda 6. The only complaint I have is it is noisy."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Mazda 6)
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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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