2013 Mazda Mazda6

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$20,725

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2013 Mazda Mazda6
2013 Mazda Mazda6

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-6 performance
  • Responsive steering
  • Cornering performance
  • Interior quality
  • Folding-backseat design

The bad:

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

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or 272-hp V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera

2013 Mazda Mazda6 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Mazda’s five-seat front-wheel-drive sedan benefits from a sportier nature than some of its competitors. Four-cylinder “i” models and V-6 “s” versions are available. Competitors include midsize sedans like the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013. A fully redesigned Mazda6 is expected to debut for the 2014 model year.
Exterior
The Mazda6 sports a long hood with pronounced front fender flares that flow through the headlamps and mold with the front bumper. Exterior features include:

  • Standard body-colored grille, front and rear bumpers, door handles and moldings
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full covers
  • Optional 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional LED taillamps
  • Single tailpipes (four-cylinder models) or dual exhaust outlets (V-6 models)

Interior
All trim levels get a 60/40-split folding rear seat with remote capability. Interior features include:

  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Standard air conditioning with pollen filter; optional dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Standard power locks, windows and mirrors (heated mirrors are optional)
  • Optional power moonroof with interior sunshade
  • Optional Bose stereo
  • Optional DVD navigation system with 7-inch touch-screen and a backup camera

Under the Hood
The Mazda6 features a four-wheel independent suspension. Four-cylinder and V-6 engines are common in this segment, but the standard six-speed manual transmission (with the four-cylinder) plays up Mazda’s performance roots. There are also two automatic transmission offerings: The four-cylinder engine can have an optional five-speed automatic, and the V-6 comes with a standard six-speed automatic (it can’t be had with a manual). Mechanical features include:

  • 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 167 pounds-feet of torque
  • 272-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 with 269 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional push-button start

Safety
The Mazda6 offers an optional blind spot warning system. Other safety features include:

  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Standard electronic stability system and traction control

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Buught out my lease,very happy with results

Great car for the money,now has 53,000 miles on it, it is base model which I wanted don?t need gadgets,runs great through the gears( automatic) very peppy,gets 24 mpg, only maintenance was 3 bulbs,cabin and air filter,4 Tires at 27,000 brakes and battery are still original equip. Runs like a sporty car should. Would do it again!

4.3

Bought Used

Most times, you get what you pay for. In my case, I feel I got great value for my money. It's a base-model car so it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it does the job and I have no complaints. Maybe it's because I have a comprehensive warranty, I have little fears about my purchase decision.

4.7

So good I bought it twice

I love my Mazda so much that when I was in an accident and totaled my car I looked in all of the dealerships within a 200 mile radius to find the exact same car. You can not beat the speed and handling you get in a full size car.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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