(4.7) 38 reviews
MSRP: $4,614$11,430
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

7 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.