2007 Mazda Mazda6

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Mazda Mazda6. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-28 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    156-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

  • More safety equipment standard
  • 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 2007 Mazda Mazda6

  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags now standard
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Clean, minimally trimmed styling
  • Sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles

2007 Mazda Mazda6 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
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.

The Mazda6 is available in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles. Buyers get a choice of two engines: a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 156 horsepower or a 212-hp, 3.0-liter V-6. One of two automatics or a manual transmission can be installed.

All three body styles received an exterior redesign and interior updates for 2006. The optional Sport AT automatic transmission on four-cylinder models was upgraded to a five-speed unit. Mazda's V-6 engine produces 212 hp at 6,000 rpm and 199 pounds-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Mazda juggled its trim levels for 2007, so check to see if the option you wanted on a 2006 is standard on the 2007 model.

Performance-oriented Mazdaspeed6 sedans hit showrooms in late summer 2005 as 2006 models. The Mazdaspeed6 is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


Exterior
Narrow headlights flank a large, five-pointed grille with a Mazda logo. The wheel arches and belt line are well defined. For 2007, Violet Gray and Smokestone are new colors, with the latter available only on the sedan and wagon.

Built on a 105.3-inch wheelbase, the Mazda6 sedan is 186.8 inches long overall. Base sedans get standard 16-inch tires, but all other editions ride on 17-in...
Vehicle Overview
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.

The Mazda6 is available in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles. Buyers get a choice of two engines: a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 156 horsepower or a 212-hp, 3.0-liter V-6. One of two automatics or a manual transmission can be installed.

All three body styles received an exterior redesign and interior updates for 2006. The optional Sport AT automatic transmission on four-cylinder models was upgraded to a five-speed unit. Mazda's V-6 engine produces 212 hp at 6,000 rpm and 199 pounds-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Mazda juggled its trim levels for 2007, so check to see if the option you wanted on a 2006 is standard on the 2007 model.

Performance-oriented Mazdaspeed6 sedans hit showrooms in late summer 2005 as 2006 models. The Mazdaspeed6 is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


Exterior
Narrow headlights flank a large, five-pointed grille with a Mazda logo. The wheel arches and belt line are well defined. For 2007, Violet Gray and Smokestone are new colors, with the latter available only on the sedan and wagon.

Built on a 105.3-inch wheelbase, the Mazda6 sedan is 186.8 inches long overall. Base sedans get standard 16-inch tires, but all other editions ride on 17-inchers.


Interior
Compared with the old 626, the Mazda6's wider body translates into extra space for five occupants. The driver's seat adjusts through a 9.4-inch range, and the 60/40-split rear seatback folds down. A tilt/telescoping column holds a three-spoke steering wheel. An eight-way power driver's seat goes into s models. The sedan's trunk volume totals 15.2 cubic feet. A CD player is standard.

Under the Hood
The 2.3-liter four-cylinder develops 156 hp while the 3.0-liter V-6 turns out 212 hp. Both engines can team with a five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic is available in models equipped with the four-cylinder, while a six-speed automatic with a manual-shift provision is available in V-6-equipped models.

Safety
Side curtain airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard in all Mazda6 models, as are antilock brakes and traction control.

Driving Impressions
The Mazda6 is pleasant to drive and sportier than some of its rivals. This sedan takes curves confidently with modest body lean and satisfying grip. Moderate steering effort is accompanied by good feel and feedback.

Though it's no powerhouse, a V-6 sedan with the manual transmission exhibits spirited performance. The clutch is a bit touchy and the gearbox a tad notchy, but it's easy to manipulate.

Overall, the well-built Mazda6 is quite refined and exhibits excellent panel fit. Front and rear headroom is adequate, but space is just passable in the center rear position. Legroom is very good all around.



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Consumer Reviews

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

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Reliable

by Momma Jones from Desoto, Tx on October 19, 2018

The car meets the needs for my teenage daughter who will soon be taking it to college. The interior and exterior were in great condition. Read full review

(5.0)

A great car all around!

by Moe Luv on August 5, 2018

Great car! Bought it used with 136,000 miles on it. I'm now almost at 150000. Great gas mileage, too. Great starter car. Giving it to my teen when he gets his license Maybe! LOL! Highest ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Mazda Mazda6 currently has 7 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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