The Mazda6 provides a sporty alternative to the conventional humdrum midsized sedan. A coupe-like silhouette stands out with eye-catching looks. Quick, responsive steering contributes to agile handling. But it isn't all about flash. Fuel economy is class-leading at 32 mpg overall, thanks to the automaker's SkyActiv suite of fuel-saving engine and weight-reduction technologies. That's better than many small sedans.
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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

"The best handling car for its size of any I've ever driven, one of mazda's trademarks."

CHARLES R., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"I feel as if the car is a nearly physical extension of me when I drive it."

JOHN B., CT (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is excellent especially in bends in the road. While there is sometimes some hesitation coming out of low gear, acceleration is smooth and powerful once you are moving."

BOB D., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"Its handling is excellent and I like the comfortable seating"

JOHN M., OR (2015 Mazda 6)

"It has good acceleration, but not as good as some I've driven. Handling is very good."

JIM C., TN (2015 Mazda 6)


WAYNE S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"Fun to drive. A little delay on up shift and down shift at times."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Surprisingly quick acceleration for a 4 cylinder. Very nice handling in corners."

MATT W., IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Has very good acceleration from a full stop."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is sublime and the acceleration is strong considering how fuel efficient it is.Also, the auto transmission is the best I've experienced. It's very responsive and smooth."

GEORGE I., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"It has quick acceleration,handles nicely around corners,very smooth on the highway."

JOHN R., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The acceleration and handling is excellent and is as much or more "fun" to drive as the "sporty" Firebirds and Camaros I had years ago."

D L., MO (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is wonderful, great driving car with excellent feeling of control. Engine power is a little lacking, but it is an acceptable tradeoff for the fuel mileage in a family car."

DONALD M., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Vroom-vroom! My 2ooo Mustang GT with 4.10 gears and upgraded springs and shocks couldn't keep up with this Mazda6 in the twisties. Engine, transmission, suspension work extremely well together."

ROBERT Y., MO (2015 Mazda 6)

"It seems that road noise could be further dampened or isolated."

BRENT N., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"REALLY FUN TO DRIVE. Great handling."

LISA B., OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"It is fast and corners well. The sporty and agile handling is a big part of what sold me on the car as I drive some very curvy mountain and desert roads. Plus, it looks beautiful!"

ESTELLE D., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Excellent, love the tech package"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"I have never owned a vehicle that had a better combination of acceleration to fuel economy!"

ANDREW C., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"For a car that supposedly has the fastest 4-cylinder acceleration in its class, this car feels disappointingly sluggish off the line. My previous car, a 2007 Civic, was far more underpowered, but felt much zippier around town."

ROBERT B., IN (2015 Mazda 6)

"While the car has good acceleration for its size it needs to have a little more HP/Torque - sometimes it is a bit hesitant when I need to have get it moving quickly"

ROBERT P., CO (2015 Mazda 6)

"Fun to drive, adequate acceleration"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handles like a sports car"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very nice handling for a front wheel drive car. Little to no torque steer, balanced handling, precise turn-in. Under powered, could accelerate better, Brakes are very good and the overall driving position is very good."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mazda 6)

"it,s reallyzoom-zoom."

Virendra P., OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"Excellent power and precise handling, especially in brief sprints in Sport mode. It instills confidence for moments of need to avoid trouble or make emergency moves or stops."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Given the size and comfort of this sedan, it handles very well and is fun to drive. Note: I have the sport tires."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handles like a sportscar"

Stephen S., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great acceleration and power for a 4 cyclinder engine!"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"For a sedan billed as a driver's car, I have not found the handling on my Mazda6 to be any sportier than the 2000 Camry it replaced. It feels like a much larger, heavier car, even though it's not."

Robert B., IN (2015 Mazda 6)

"The handling is excellent. Acceleration is god but not great. I sometimes feel I don;t have enough pep when passing on a hill or merging onto the freeway."

Jason F., OR (2015 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda6 with the six-speed manual transmission is very sporty and fun to drive. It is really economical, yet it gives great sensory response when I gear down and press the accelerator. It is not a fast car, but if certainly give that sensory impression. It's steering and feedback are also top notch. I also have two sports cars and the Mazda is as much fun to drive as they. (It does not give the delightful sounding exhaust as does my BMW Z3 with the top down, however.)"

Charles Y., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"Fun to drive."

Carl C., NC (2015 Mazda 6)

"good handling and ride quality"

Darren H., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"back line of sight is bad"

Thomas H., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"very good performance for the money, zoom, zoom"

Robert R., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"As with most Mazdas, it is a drivers car for someone who wants to do more than sit behind the wheel while the car drives itself. IT HAS A MANUAL TRANSMISSION! It handles very nicely, accelerates adequately, and feels great on twisty roads."

Robert H., VA (2015 Mazda 6)

"It's very quick and really corners well."

John R., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is excellent. Braking is very good. Power is lacking and there is a 1 to 2 second delay between hitting the accelerator and power to the wheels. That’s a long delay when exiting a corner."

Robert Y., MO (2015 Mazda 6)

"The handling and cornering is very responsive. The 6-speed transmission makes the 4-cylinder respond quickly when you press the gas pedal down. This was a very nice surprise from a much older 4-cylinder/3-speed that I used to own."

Matt W., IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Outstanding acceleration and handling for the price plus great gas mileage are all reasons why I love this car!"

Estelle D., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Excellent acceleration. Responsive steering"

Karen F., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"The automatic transmission is very quick to return to "eco" mode, and launching from a stop is often poor - the car starts in 2nd if you don't switch the transmission to Manual mode, and even in manual mode, initial response is disappointing."

Erik L., WI (2015 Mazda 6)

"great acceleration, handling and braking."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mazda 6)

"Exciting to drive with excellent handling"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Precise steering feel and road sense. Good cornering. Acceleration could be better at low RPM, but it's not bad."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great handling"

Gene S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handles amazingly well, sporty, fun to drive."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handles good but wish car had more horsepower."

Richard S., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is better than the 2015 competition in the compact size class, and acceleration is probably the best."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"great handling,acceleration good"

John S., OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"Drives & handles like a much smaller car."

Andrew A., TX (2015 Mazda 6)


Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is excellent, precise, stable, and very secure feeling. Power is rather low, but my wife is comfortable as it is. it is primarily her car."

Donald M., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Quick on its feet, firm on the road responsive to commands"

James G., NY (2015 Mazda 6)


Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"initial acceleration is a bit soggy, i.e. it could be a little more responsive to the gas pedal."

Jay J., MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great handling car."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Mazda 6)

"Love the way the car handles, although the turning radius is a little wide. Ride is a little stiff and road noise was loud until I recently purchased PIrelli tires, which helped noise immensely."

David D., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Car is responsive and safety features are excellent"

John H., CT (2015 Mazda 6)

"I continue to be impressed with the handling and acceleration of the sedan."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The car could use a bit more acceleration, but is adequate to regular needs. The driving/handling aspects are excellent. It gives a good feel for the road and hugs it like a glove."

John K., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very sporty handling and good acceleeration for a 4 cyl."

Kevin N., SC (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very good road feel and handling"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Handling is adequate, but acceleration is lacking with 4-cylinder engine."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mazda 6)

"I enjoy driving the 2015 Mazda 6 sport because of its acceleration and handling. That is what stood out when I test drove it, and it continues to stand out"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda 6 handles quite well and is very easy to drive. It seems like a larger car, with a nice quiet ride on most road surfaces, but without being out of touch with the road."

Lawrence S., FL (2015 Mazda 6)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are pretty comfortable but I do find myself adjusting in the seat more than I do than the 2004 Acura MDX."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Road noise is noticable on rougher surfaces"

WILLIAM C., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Comfortable and fun to drive."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Original Yokohama tires get pretty noisy after about 40K miles."

JAY C., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very comfortable ride, but on the highway there's a lot of road and tire noise."

RICHARD H., IN (2015 Mazda 6)

"Engine is a little too noisy at start up. Too much road noise gets into cabin. Ride can be a little too stiff"

JOSE S., MA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great seats. Good bolstering and support."

FRANK F., MA (2015 Mazda 6)

"road noise"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda was the only car in its class with sufficient adjustment in the seats to create a comfortable driving position for me, especially thigh support Road and engine noise is preset, but only bothersome on particular pavement types and condition."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The interior is badly designed. Chrome reflects in the windshield, huge headrests block vision to right, emergency flasher button badly placed, many unlabelled numbers that require looking away from the road to see. Large pillars between doors also block vision."

JAMES C., PA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Too noisy."

G D., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"good ride ,very good handing"

SALVATORE S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"Overall, Comfortable, good handling, efficient, reliable and provides satisfying ownership without alot of fanfare."

MICHAEL G., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"There is a lot of wind noise for such a new car and it is not a smooth ride. I feel all the bumps I go over."

GREG F., SD (2015 Mazda 6)

"Too much road noise, but a great car."

JACK A., AR (2015 Mazda 6)

"Good seats but not quite top of the line. Somewhat noisier than best. I'm"

MARK S., SC (2015 Mazda 6)

"Sits too low for short person. Not enough head room for tall person"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"ride is somewhat firm, not as smooth as I would have liked"

ROBERT P., CO (2015 Mazda 6)

"We bought the Touring model as the car was just to drive back and forth to the beach with our dog. My wife doesn't like the seats as there are no heaters. We live in Santa Barbara, CA and I didn't think they were necessary. Boy was I wrong. My dog and I both like the car though."

RUSSELL L., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The climate control is superior. The ride is nicely stiff and comfortable to drive at Interstate Speeds all day. It is a little noisy in the cabin especially on some types of highways."

D L., MO (2015 Mazda 6)

"It could use more sound insulation, too much road noise."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Driver must bend low to get into the seat - could be a problem for people with hip or back problems. Seat is nit as comfortable for long trips as some competitors in mid-size class of autos."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"road noise very high"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"road noise is excessive on the highway. Ride and seats are great."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)


Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Seats are very supportive, adjustable and comfortable. Great for long trips"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Mazda 6)

"The road noise is something that I would like to be better and the ride on rough roads the same. Of course I'm comparing this to a 2004 Chevy Impala, a heavier car."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"Love the car overall but I would like it quieter inside. Road noise level is too high."

Estelle D., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The road noise is really loud. Even when the stereo is turned up, I can still hear the road noise. The road noise comes through the floor board. There is also significant air noise that leaks through the windows. The doors have been adjusted and the weather stripping checked. Neither of the fixes has made a difference."

Greg F., SD (2015 Mazda 6)

"The only complaint I have about Mazdas continues to be exterior noise levels."

Mark G., OK (2015 Mazda 6)

"very loud ride. handles well, very solid feel"

Robert R., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"My area for improvement would be road noise"

David P., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"There are some clunking sounds the car makes and the dealership has not been able to find out what is making them. I am concerned because the new car warranty is about to end."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"The ride is a bit noisy but the car handles like a dream."

John R., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Comfortable seats, smooth ride, and little noisy but not uncomfortably so."

Richard S., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"FYI I had leather seats installed as part of the purchase/lease. The car had fabric seats at first. I am very happy with the leather seats that they installed."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Mazda 6)

"The seats are made of p-leather, similar to vinyl, which makes them very uncomfortable in hot weather. They are very hot to sit on when we get in the car on a sunny day and the A/C does not really help to cool off the parts that are in contact with the body."

Lawrence S., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Low seats and high sills make for poor visibility, but the seats are comfortable and supportive. Road noise is a bit intrusive."

Julie F., NJ (2015 Mazda 6)

"Car sits low and is somewhat cumbersome to get in to. Ride is stiff but in a good way. Acceleration and handling is terrific. I feel very confident in this car."

Steve M., OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"Road noise too loud"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"comfortable seats, very good handling but lots of tire noise"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Mazda 6)

"Engine/wind/road noise seems excessive. Seats are pretty comfortable but could use a bit more lumbar support."

Jay J., MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"Road noise, rattles and squeaks generate significant noise, that require that the output of the audio system be increased co cover the noise."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Nice looking inside and out. Some road noise however attributed to the type of tires. However the total styling of the vehicle is outstanding for my teenage daughter"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Hard to get out of front seats to low."

Raymond N., DE (2015 Mazda 6)

"The cloth covering on the seats acts like velcro to lint and won't come off. My hand vacuum and the drive through car wash vacuums can't get my seats clean. Only the full service car wash vacuums can get my seats clean. I wish I had gotten leather seats again."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"It is not the quietest car in the class, but it is the most driver orientated. You feel connected to the road, the car feels balanced in the corners with good feedback from the steering wheel on what the tires are doing. The seats are all day comfortable. After four years and 70k, on New England roads, no rattles or squeaks."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very comfortable overall. Wish I’d coughed up for the seat heaters! Noise level is intrusive at times."

John M., AL (2015 Mazda 6)

"For the price of the car, the front seats are very comfortable. Note: I have the Grand Touring trim line with leather seats."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Mazda 6)

"Road noise is excessive"

Chester D., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"The car is comfortable to drive with a very good ride. However road noise is a little loud at times."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda 6)


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

What Owners Say

"Just lacking in the "fun to drive" factor. This is my first automatic in ages. In order to get features I wanted, I was forced to get the automatic. I do not like it."

WILLIAM C., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"For the options available it's a great value for the dollar"

JOHN M., OR (2015 Mazda 6)

"This Mazda, my forth, seemed to have lost what I would call the Mazda flair. My wife calls it my "old man car". Quality of interior design is a bit shabby. Two levers fell off the drivers seat. The car is loud without being exciting. Levers and switches are hard to see from a drivers perspective. Features I had on my 2005 Mazda3 sport are missing on the Mazda6. All in all, I have come to believe that Mazda is aiming at the competition's boring family sedans and sacrificing the Mazda Flair. I reg"

THEODORE M., MI (2015 Mazda 6)

"The performance and features (such as blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert) seem to only be matched by much more expensive cars."

GEORGE I., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"I bought the vehicle fully loaded and have enjoyed each and every feature."

MIKE R., IN (2015 Mazda 6)

"I bought the car new for several thousand under what other competitors cars were priced at, Mazada is great value and very reliable"

WAYNE S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"Used Consumer Reports automotive rankings to put car on the "consider" list, used CU car buying service to establish price and negotiating position. As outfitted, have had owners of much more expensive cars comment positively on the appearance and features, especially compared to others in its class.."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"This is by far the best car for the money you can buy considering looks, mpg, safety, controls, connectivity, reliability, handling, etc. Don't yet know about resale value. Noise levels and front seat comfort not as good as VW Golf."

MARK S., SC (2015 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda6 came with blind spot monitors, cross traffic monitor, backup warning, and homelink garage door opener at a very reasonable price compaed to other cars."

L T., NC (2015 Mazda 6)

"Beautiful design, great power and handling, all current safety equipment at far lower price than so-called entry luxury sedans"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"Excellent handling compared to the mid-size competition and the standard features were a great selling point. Much more fun to drive than a Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai et al."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"Always gotten a very good price on Maz6. This is my fourth."

Carl C., NC (2015 Mazda 6)

"It's an excellent car for the price. I shopped around quite a bit and ended up with the maxed out version. It was cheaper than the baseline Nissan Altima, which I was seriously considering buying. I'm very happy with the Mazda 6 thus far."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"A fun, reliable, roomy care for $20K. What's not to like?"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"It is a well rounded car. It is roomy and in both front and rear seats. It has good acceleration, nice handling and gets decent mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"dependable,handles the road well,good gas mileage"

John S., OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"Excellent handling, styling, and fuel economy for a relatively low price"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mazda 6)

"Entry level premium sports sedan at a bargain price."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Mazda 6)

"awesome price for the quality of ride, fuel economy and overall driving experience"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Good value"

Thomas H., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda6 has excellent mileage for a car of this size. The seats are very comfortable and stay that way even on longer drives. The materials on the inside are of good quality throughout."

John K., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"You get a feature rich car for a great price."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great gas mileage and no mechanical problems"

James G., NY (2015 Mazda 6)

"Nice styling, excellent handling, and decent acceleration. MPG is better than expected and 40 MPG is attainable! Getting in and out can be a problem for older people because of the low seats."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mazda 6)

"This car is perhaps the best car I have ever owned, and I have owned some great cars. It has all the bells and whistles, and advanced safety warning systems only found in much more expensive cars. With the radar cruise control, the car practically drives itself. The auto stop feature is great."

W C., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Very good value regarding the standard safety features for the trim level."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Hard to beat for the price if you need to seat 4, get great gas mileage, and want perfect reliability. Interior is a little noisy (acceptable for the price), the factory Dunlop 5000 tires are miserable (noisy, wear quickly, terrible in the wet, and horrible in snow). Because the belt-line is so high, it is hard to see out of - the backup camera is a absolute necessity."

Marshall O., VA (2015 Mazda 6)

"I compared Nissan, Honda and Mazda vehicles. They are all comparable but Mazda had the most features and performance for the money."

Wayne S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It's nice but not luxurious--just standard"

ELLEN L., HI (2015 Mazda 6)

"Caught the attention of my wife while driving to work. Loved the style and attractiveness"

TAMMY C., DE (2015 Mazda 6)

"The car has stunning styling band looks sporty from all angles."

THOMAS F., IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"More expensive looking vehicle for the cost."

LAURA K., MA (2015 Mazda 6)

"It is one of the most beautiful cars on the road"

JOHN R., CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"The red color and sports car appearance"

JOSEPH F., FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"Nice lines, not a box car"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"The only car that I have owned that has received complements every day I drive."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mazda 6)

"looks different"

SALVATORE S., AZ (2015 Mazda 6)

"I am not a car person but I have received numerous compliments on this car. The color of red and the quality of the leather especially. I am impressed with the amount of room in the rear seats for adults and I have a trunk I can fit several bodies in!"

BARTON L., TX (2015 Mazda 6)

"I found the styling for the Mazda 6 much improved over the older models (especially 2013 and before). To me, this car is one of the nicest looking in its class."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 6)

"Great looking car"

JAMES K., NJ (2015 Mazda 6)

"One of the best looking vehicles on the road."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda 6)

"One of the best car designs on the road today, at any price. Gorgeous styling."

CHARLES R., TX (2015 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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