2004 Mazda Mazda6

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33 reviews
Available Price Range $1,805-$7,433 Trims5 Combined MPG 22-28 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take

Mazda introduced a brand-new sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2001 to replace its 626 model. Expected to rival European cars in ride and handling, the Mazda6 began to reach dealerships duri... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Antilock brakes not standard on both models
  • Radio controls
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Headroom in center rear position

Notable Features

  • European-style ride and handling qualities
  • 220-hp V-6 available
  • Four- or five-speed automatic
  • Clean, minimally trimmed styling
  • First example of a new product direction


Our Expert Reviews

Zoom-Zoom Faith Gets an Amen 2004 Mazda6 Sport Wagon SAN DIEGO Mazda Motor Co. practices "Zoom-Zoom" -- a corporate theology based on the belief that good cars have souls. It is a faith that elevates cars and their various derivatives above the State of Ordinary, placing them into a State of Desire. This is important. Ordinary cars languish in the retail purgatory of poor sales, from which they... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 33 reviews

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by DL from Manchester, NH on August 12, 2009

Bought this car new, 88,000 miles ago. It held up very well in the harsh Boston winters and millions of pot holes. Only problem I had was the computer chip needed a reprogram (covered cost) early on. ... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 11 recalls for this car.

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