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2012 Mazda Mazda6 Consumer Reviews

4.7
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Most under rated car in the class.

by from Frederick, MD on August 25, 2012

Drove mainly Hondas and when it came time for a new sedan to replace my 90s era accord I was impressed by just how much the Mazda 6 reminded me of the old school Hondas. Considered another Accord but...
Drove mainly Hondas and when it came time for a new sedan to replace my 90s era accord I was impressed by just how much the Mazda 6 reminded me of the old school Hondas. Considered another Accord but didn't like how boring and mainstream the new Accord sedan was. Plus the value in the Mazda was much higher. You can't get the same level of performance and features in Camry and Accord for the same money. No problems thus far (6 months) and I love the body curves and the interior is top notch. Handling is good and yet still comfy on long trips. My only complaint is that I had to get the base level trim since I wanted a manual trans. Good alternative for anyone who enjoys the driving experience and likes value.
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Best Family Sedan

by from PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA on March 12, 2012

I leased Mazda 6 in July 2011. It has driven 5000 miles now. The fuel economy is awesome. I got more than 31 MPG on long drives. City mileage is also good. My friends have Sedans from Honda and Toyota...
I leased Mazda 6 in July 2011. It has driven 5000 miles now. The fuel economy is awesome. I got more than 31 MPG on long drives. City mileage is also good. My friends have Sedans from Honda and Toyota and they recommended me to buy them, but I went with Mazda 6 due to its sporty look. Now, they admire my choice. The car is comfortable and reliable. The ride is smooth. Engine has some sound in the garage when started but I like it too. At least car shows it is ON. This car is best for its price. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Good, but not great

by from Ft. Worth, TX on January 16, 2012

I've had this lease car for a little over two months and about 1900 miles now. It seems to get very good mileage, returning 31.5 MPG on a 500 mile trip the first month. That was about 90% hwy mileage ...
I've had this lease car for a little over two months and about 1900 miles now. It seems to get very good mileage, returning 31.5 MPG on a 500 mile trip the first month. That was about 90% hwy mileage at 70 MPH. It is quite comfortable and relatively quiet (especially on a smooth roadway. The handling is very sporty, as Mazdas are know for. The cruise control switches are a little unusual in their configuration on the steering wheel as compared to my Azera; not as intuitive. The salesman spent no time at all explaining the radio/dash controls. They are somnewhat intuitive, but I still haven't figured out the "SAT" buttons and don't know if I have satellite radio, or not. That is certainly not the car's faulth, however. The fact that I failed to test drive any other cars before leasing this one eats at me. Because I jumped on the first car I test drove (my rental car was about to expire following an accident) taints my enthusiasm somewhat. While I may have well wound up leasing this car (It drives like a dream and stops on a dime) I had no basis for comparison. The car I replaced was a 2006 Mazda3 and I expect the same level of reliability with this Mazda6, which was very good. The car is solid and looks nice, so I certainly don't mind "being stuck with it" for the next 33 months.
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2012 Mazda6

by from Dubuque, IA on January 23, 2012

My final 2 choices were the Mazda6 and Honda Accord-SE. Comperably equiped, the Mazda 6 initially was less expensive. Look at estimated 5 year costs to see if you can make a deal to ensure lowest long...
My final 2 choices were the Mazda6 and Honda Accord-SE. Comperably equiped, the Mazda 6 initially was less expensive. Look at estimated 5 year costs to see if you can make a deal to ensure lowest longer term costs as well. The Honda had a smoother ride where the Mazda had more road feel (something that I prefer) and more agile/responsive steering. The dash controls on the Mazda were more intuitively layed out than on the Accord at this trim level.
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Thee best than the rest!

by from California on March 20, 2016

I am on my third Mazda product and this would be my second M6. Everything about this car I love. I've test drove the other brands and I was not impressed even with the reliability history. ANY car is ...
I am on my third Mazda product and this would be my second M6. Everything about this car I love. I've test drove the other brands and I was not impressed even with the reliability history. ANY car is reliable, it all depends on how you care for it and drive it. If you do your maintenance as scheduled, it'll be kind to you. The cabin space is HUGE and for people who are 6ft tall will find that it is very comfortable. The seats hug me when I'm in it and I feel safe. The ride is so joyful and controlled. In panic maneuvers, it responds so well. The car is big for it size and I'm surprised it's classified as midsize. The style of 09-13 models are beautiful. The 4cyl engine can be more powerful but its has more than adequate power. The V6 version is stronger but takes more gas. I get compliments everywhere I go. I am a proud owner. I will buy again from Mazda in the future.
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Best bet for the money

by from Prairieville, LA on February 1, 2012

I really enjoy the Madza 6. Even though I had not driven a manual transmission in over 5 years, I was able to quickly maneuver the 6 speed. I feel that this car performs great. I would definitely reco...
I really enjoy the Madza 6. Even though I had not driven a manual transmission in over 5 years, I was able to quickly maneuver the 6 speed. I feel that this car performs great. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to purchase a new car.
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LOVE MAZDA6

by from on February 19, 2015

Car handling is too perfect on the turn as well as on high speed... The interiors & feature are great to have in sedan
Car handling is too perfect on the turn as well as on high speed... The interiors & feature are great to have in sedan
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The best car ever.

by from Texas on September 14, 2012

I have a 2012 Mazda 6, and I simply love my car. My husband has a new Mercedes that I drive sometimes. The Mazda drives very similar to the Mercedes. This is my first Mazda, and I am very surprised at...
I have a 2012 Mazda 6, and I simply love my car. My husband has a new Mercedes that I drive sometimes. The Mazda drives very similar to the Mercedes. This is my first Mazda, and I am very surprised at what an awesome car it is. I would recommend this car to everybody that enjoys a comfortable, smooth and fun ride.
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Best Exterior Design

by from on May 6, 2012

I absolutely love this car. Love the sporty design. Much cheaper than comparable Honda's and Toyota's. Extremely reliable. Best car I've had.
I absolutely love this car. Love the sporty design. Much cheaper than comparable Honda's and Toyota's. Extremely reliable. Best car I've had.
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love my Mazda

by from Los Angeles, CA on April 20, 2012

Traded in 2008 Accord for Mazda 6 three months ago. Although the Accord is reliable and never gave me problems, there is no comparison. I will never by an Accord again. I am at a loss why I dont see m...
Traded in 2008 Accord for Mazda 6 three months ago. Although the Accord is reliable and never gave me problems, there is no comparison. I will never by an Accord again. I am at a loss why I dont see more out on the road. My dealer gives me free oil changes and car washes! yay!. If you are considering a Camry or an Accord, at least test drive the Mazda6 before you make your final decision.
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