• (4.5) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,029–$16,341
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-25
  • Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Mazda Mazda6

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Mazda Mazda6

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2013 Mazda Mazda6 Reviews

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

(4.5)

Average based on 12 reviews

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Very Reliable

by Zoom Zoom from Bakersfield, CA on November 8, 2017

Great Car, Looks Good and Drives nice. Very Reliable and comfortable gets good gas mileage so great for commuting. has some nice amenities like Bluetooth and power seats, windows and locks. Tinted win... Read Full Review

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2013 Mazda Mazda6 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
A
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Overall evaluation
A

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
M
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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