2005 Mazda Mazda6

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Key Specs

of the 2005 Mazda Mazda6. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22-27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance with V-6
  • Steering and handling
  • Instrument layout and readability
  • Quietness
  • Seat comfort and support

The Bad

  • Radio controls
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Headroom in center rear position

Notable Features of the 2005 Mazda Mazda6

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Clean, minimally trimmed styling
  • Sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great car for new drivers

by Tom from Lynnwood on August 16, 2018

Belonged to my grand daughter who moved back to her original home where she already has a car. Fixed it all up for sale so should not need any upkeep for the foreseeable future. Read full review

(5.0)

Most reliable car I've ever owned!

by Keith W. from Livonia, MI on August 1, 2018

I bought this car used in 2006, it was a year old and had 15K miles. I drove it for 10 years and never had any major problem. It was a 6 cyl with leather, sunroof and Bose package. Repairs came much ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 Mazda Mazda6 currently has 8 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Mazda Mazda6 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mazda6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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