• (4.7) 40 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,464$11,396
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take on the 2009 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take

Mazda's midsize front-wheel-drive sedan benefits from a sportier nature than some of its competitors. For 2009, the Mazda6 has been redesigned, now sporting a more sophisticated exterior and interior design. It is also larger now, making it more comparable to its competition. Inline-four-cyl... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gas mileage lags competition
  • Stiff ride
  • Side mirrors don't fold
  • Navigation system's graphics quality
  • Four-cylinder engine sound

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2009
  • Larger four-cylinder
  • Available 272-hp V-6
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional blind-spot warning system


Our Expert Reviews

The Mazda6 midsize sedan entered its second generation for 2009 with an all-new exterior, and completely revamped interior, a new base four-cylinder engine and some new transmission choices.Mazda introduced the original 6 as a 2003 model, replacing the popular 626 with a new single-digit designation and a whole host of improvements.Now, though, the No. 4 Japanese automaker has taken this sporty... Read full review for the 2009 Mazda Mazda 6

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Consumer Reviews


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An excellent vehicle

by Matt from Pittsburgh, PA on November 28, 2009

I bought a 2009 Mazda 6, 4cyl i Touring with the convince package. This was to replace a 1996 Buick Regal which did me will in reliability and comfort. For starters, I really like the choice of trim... Read Full Review

7 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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