Best Bet
  • (4.4) 34 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,156$8,004
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-27
  • Engine: 153-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take on the 2006 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take

Mazda introduced a brand-new sedan in 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 competitive models as benchmarks, including the BMW 3 Series, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.In spring 2004, five-... 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

Mazda's marketing campaign wants me to experience that certain "emotion of motion;" the idea of being united with the road. Well, considering the ease with which I forgo my children's normal bedtime to zoom around marveling at the Christmas lights, I'd say they've succeeded. I willingly weave through multiple neighborhoods while listening to Christmas music through the stand... Read full review for the 2006 Mazda Mazda 6

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Consumer Reviews


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Best Value for the Money

by Sickboy49 from Hamburg, PA on March 28, 2012

I purchased my 2006 Mazda6 in January of 2012, with 91,800 miles on the odometer. The car has been terrific, even thought the dealership I bought it from will never get my business again. The car is v... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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