Best Bet
(4.1) 13 reviews
MSRP: $5,484$12,876
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-26
Engine: 168-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take on the 2011 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take

Mazda's midsize front-wheel-drive sedan benefits from a sportier nature than some of its competitors. Inline-four-cylinder (in "i" models) and V-6 ("s" models) engines are available in the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. Competitors include midsize sedans like the Honda Accord... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Stiff ride
  • Navigation system's graphics quality
  • Four-cylinder engine sound

Notable Features

  • Optional 272-hp V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Available rearview camera
  • New headlight design
  • New cloth seating materials


Our Expert Reviews

The 2011 Mazda6 is like that nice guy who wins your heart after you've finished dating bad boys — in this case SUVs and sports cars. It's an affordable, good-looking midsize sedan that could easily win over car shoppers if only given a chance. With competition like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Elantra, the 2011 Mazda6 isn't always at the top of car shoppers&... Read full review for the 2011 Mazda Mazda 6

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Consumer Reviews


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Mazda 6 2011

by Kaleena from Little Rock, AR on February 20, 2012

I love this car. It hadles great and is very comfortable. Stock features are great forthe price. The design is very sleek and elegant.

6 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 3 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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