After revisions, the Mazda6 is significantly more comfortable and quiet while retaining much of its driving exuberance that distinguishes it from its midsized sedan competition. This updated 6 feels more expensive than it is. But with the improvements, the car has become slower and less fuel-efficient.
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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

"Outstanding acceleration with the turbo engine. Handles almist intuitively. Great vehicle."

Thomas Z., OH (2018 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda holds the road very well the acceleration is more than adequate the car stops on a dime."

Mike C., FL (2018 Mazda 6)

"Much more powerful than anticipated. Handles like a Mazda..."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mazda 6)

"The car is nimble and handles well. It is not fast, but it is quick and responsive--more so than the Camrys and Accords i also drove."

Anonymous, KY (2018 Mazda 6)

"The improvements made in 2018 are very noticeable. Compared to my previous 2016 Mazda6, the new car is notably smoother, quieter and much faster (with the Turbo), without sacrificing anything at all in terms of handling."

Matthew O., CO (2018 Mazda 6)

"This Mazda is the sixth car I’ve owned and has the best handling of all. I am always happy when I think about driving it. And I love that Mazda doesn’t offer a “sport‿ model. Instead, every trim level comes with the same spectacular handling; all I had to do was choose the trim based on interior content. Acceleration is something I’m still getting used to. This turbo four is slower than my previous V6, and I miss that six’s noises. However, this is the best turbo four I’ve ever driven, and it’s because it hides its turbocharged nature. It doesn’t have any of the lumpy power delivery or high end drama (who needs a burst of speed after you’re already doing 100 mph?) that other turbo fours have (Here’s looking at you, Accord 2.0T.) The Mazda makes its power where I need it, lower in the revs and ultimately manages to feel more naturally aspirated."

Brian P., OH (2018 Mazda 6)

"very smooth acceleration and handles fairly good for a front wheel drive car."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Mazda 6)

"Adequate acceleration, excellent economy and typical Mazda "fun to drive" handling."

Anonymous, NS (2018 Mazda 6)

"Quicker response than the naturally aspirated engine. It feels more composed, more class."

David G., FL (2018 Mazda 6)

"does a great job"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Mazda 6)

"The best thing about this car is how it drives. I love the responsiveness and agility of the car. The steering feedback is perfect. I'm always excited about taking it out for a drive."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mazda 6)

"Great commuter car. Excellent low speed acceleration. Tight/precise steering."

David S., LA (2018 Mazda 6)

"the car is very smooth.....its like a very "tight" musical band...everything just works together...its fun to drive....feels like a much more expensive car"

Sheldon K., NJ (2018 Mazda 6)

"Great acceleration"

Joseph B., TX (2018 Mazda 6)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats give good support. Rides nice. Firm but not jarring. Relatively quiet."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Mazda 6)

"very comfortable.....feels like a much more expensive car...the interior is very serene"

Sheldon K., NJ (2018 Mazda 6)

"The car is quiet, responsive and feels solid."

Alan B., NC (2018 Mazda 6)

"I just graduated from a 2005 Mazda 3: this new car rides like a cloud; and we can carry a conversation..."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mazda 6)

"The ventilated seats are outstanding on this vehicle. It also has a great ride and handling combination - fun in the corners and well-composed over bumps."

Carl H., DC (2018 Mazda 6)

"The trim level is Signature. It is not available in the initial dropdown menu. The front seat's are wider than my previous Mazda6 and the integrated cooling system is a huge plus in Florida."

David G., FL (2018 Mazda 6)

"Ventilated seats work great (I'm in FL). Ride is smooth and quiet."

Matt K., FL (2018 Mazda 6)

"Car is very quiet on the road- much more quiet than the 2016 I traded in."

Anonymous, DC (2018 Mazda 6)

"I’m still surprised how comfortably this car rides with 19‿ wheels. It is more comfortable than my previous Accord which had 18‿ wheels. The seats might not have as much side bolstering as I prefer, but they are still very supportive. The longest road trip I’ve done so far is two hours, and I was amazed that I felt zero fatigue when I arrived. That’s something that could not be said of my previous Accord or Sonata. However, I hate the Mazda headrests. Their angle is not adjustable and as someone who sits up straight, all they do is push my head forward. The only way I can sit comfortably is by turning the headrest backward. I wouldn’t say the Mazda is luxury-car quiet, but again it manages to be much quieter than my old Accord."

Brian P., OH (2018 Mazda 6)

"great seats, noise and ride are very good for the class of car."

Anonymous, BC (2018 Mazda 6)

"The Mazda 6 has some of the comfiest seats Ive ever been in, and the climate controls are really great and easy to use. There is plenty of room in the car, and it deals quite well with road noise."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mazda 6)

"Very comfortable seats with ability to customize driving position. I purchased a 2018 Mazda Signature which was not listed on this questionnaire so I checked Grand Touring model. Love the Napa leather seats."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Mazda 6)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I believe Mazda delivers more car for the money than any other manufacturer. This car is top of the line Signature trim level, has no available options, includes all the latest safety and convenience Elena to and cost under 35,000. I have owned 10 Mazda’s since 1983 and have never had to take one in for a mechanical problem Combine those and you pretty much have the definition of value."

Steve B., OK (2018 Mazda 6)

"The options that come with the car in the price range are outstanding!"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Mazda 6)

"There's absolutely no other vehicle that offers as premium of an experience as the 2018 Mazda6 for the price. It is in every way equal or better than offerings from "luxury" manufacturers costing at least $10k more."

Matthew O., CO (2018 Mazda 6)

"The active drive safety features, the overall driving experience, the sharp styling, the fuel economy. Hoped for reliability."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Mazda 6)

"Navigation, Bose Sound Level, turbo engine, Napa leather seats interior wood trim, 8 way seat adjustment, Heated steering wheel. Heated seats included in ignature Model. Luxury interior and navigation all included with the Mazda Signature Model. Very comfortable ride. Previously owned a 2004 Mazda 6, V6, LE model, loved it, traded it in for my new Mazda 6."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Mazda 6)

"Mazda has stepped up their game. One of the best bang for buck values out their with their new lineup."

Matt K., FL (2018 Mazda 6)

"Received a great trade in value and lowered the price with incentives by $12,000.00."

Thomas Z., OH (2018 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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