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2013 Mazda Mazda6

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$20,725

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

24

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

193.700” x 57.900”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I've had my Mazda 6 for only 4 years it has 209,000 on it

I've had my Mazda 6 for only 4 years it has 209,000 on it my husband an I go visit little over 200 miles every other weekend an this car drives great. I am looking for a new car but nothing compairs to mine I love my car 💯

5.0

Gustavo Woltmann

I adore my Mazda so deeply that after being in an accident and totaling my car, I searched through all the dealerships within a 200-mile radius just to find the exact same model. The speed and handling of a full-size car like this one are simply unbeatable.

5.0

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!

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Safety

Based on the 2013 Mazda Mazda6 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
4
Combined side rating rear seat
4
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
3
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
9.3%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
4
Side pole rating driver front seat
3

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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