Best Bet
(4.4) 23 reviews
MSRP: $2,079$8,083
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-27
Engine: 155-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take on the 2005 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take

Mazda introduced a brand-new sedan during 2003 to replace its 626 model. Expected to rival European cars in ride and handling, the Mazda6 was built on an all-new platform. Developers used a variety of competitive models as benchmarks, including the BMW 3 Series, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Vol... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

As late as 1999, the Swedish carmaker offered a mid-size four-door hatchback (a.k.a. "five-door") that set Saab lovers' shakras aflutter. I went to a Saab owners convention in the mid-1990s - where there were more gray ponytails than in a herd of Appaloosas - and was regaled with tales of cargo-swallowing achievements: how this guy got a roll-top desk home in his Saab, and how that guy rem... Read full review for the 2005 Mazda Mazda 6

Consumer Reviews


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5 years strong

by tunner for life from on July 5, 2010

I bought my Mazda 6s brand new in 2005 with only 7 miles, it now has over 70,000. I love this car I've only had minor issues with the car like light bulbs going out and one suspension problem that was... Read Full Review

10 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 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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