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

"Its acceleration could be a bit better ( something I understand was addressed in later models) it also is a bit noisy on full acceleration. The vehicle handles quite well even with the milage on the odometer"

Anonymous, NV (2012 Mazda 6)

"Very fast with the V6. Handles nimbly."

MICHAEL B., CT (2012 Mazda 6)

"Handles better than the 2004 Volvo S60 turbo it replaced. Very pleased."

WILLIAM T., OH (2012 Mazda 6)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are comfortable for both long and short trips. The noise level is somewhat higher than I expected, mostly wind noise. The ride is firmer than some like but suits us fine. It feels very steady at any speed."

Anonymous, NV (2012 Mazda 6)

"As a 6'4 tall, 280 lb guy, I'm surprised at how well I fit into the car."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Mazda 6)

"The 6-way adjustable drivers seat is easy to use for my wife3 and I."

Stephen P., NY (2012 Mazda 6)

"The doors are very heavy and won't stay open on an inclined driveway easily. In addition, the blind spots are very disappointing along with the styling that prevents us from seeing where the exact front of the car is and also the exact back----bad when backing up or parking!"

MOLLY B., WA (2012 Mazda 6)

"road noise is a slight irritant"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Mazda 6)


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

What Owners Say

"Good- Little maintenance"

RALPH M., MA (2012 Mazda 6)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks very sharp. It gets compliments."

MICHAEL B., CT (2012 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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