2016 Mazda Mazda6Change Vehicle
of the 2016 Mazda Mazda6 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Fuel economy
- Responsive automatic transmission
- Cabin materials and design
- Engine, wind and road noise
- Lack of low-end power
- Multimedia touch-screen disabled while driving
- Fuel-efficient i-Eloop system is expensive
- Revised exterior styling for Grand Touring model
- Interior design updates
- Mazda Connect multimedia system available
- LED headlights available
- Collision avoidance system with auto-braking available
Midsize cars are often boring, but they don't have to be, and Mazda's is anything but: The 2016 Mazda6 excites with its dynamic looks, sophisticated interior and agile road manners.
For 2016, the Mazda6 sedan gets a mild exterior face-lift along with a revised control layout and upgraded cabin materials. Compare the 2015 and 2016 models here.
The Mazda6 competes in a large class of midsize sedans, including the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry; compare them here.
Exterior & Styling
When I spotted the Mazda6 in Cars.com's parking garage, it happened to be sandwiched between two late-model midsize sedan competitors, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. It easily out-styled them both.
The 2016 model wears a wider, deeper version of the brand's shield grille, as well as LED-accented headlamps with a more upswept design. Bulging front fenders and a more sculpted body combine to create a taut, ready-to-launch look.
How It Drives
I own a Mazda5 minivan, and the fact that Mazda can make it relatively fun to drive should give you an idea of how well the sedan handles. A sporty on-road experience has been a Mazda6 hallmark, and the 2016 version continues to deliver. It's fun to drive overall, with firm, precise steering and a nimbleness around corners that's unmatched by other midsize sedans. Excellent around-town maneuverability makes it feel like a smaller car.
Quiet, however, it is not, especially on the highway. Noise was a problem with the ... Read more
Family-car shoppers often ignore the Mazda6 but maybe they shouldn’t. Mazda’s midsize sedan has some updates on the outside and pretty significant changes within for 2016; we think it’s a bit of an overlooked jewel. Check out the video for more.
2015-2016 Mazda6: Recall Alert
CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 58,000 model-year 2015-16 Mazda6 sedans The Problem: Debris from the welding process during the manufacturing of the front passenger seat ... Read more
2012-16 Mazda Oil Pump Issue
CARS.COM The problem: The engine may run roughly and display a lit check-engine light on the dash. This may be due to a foreign piece of material getting stuck in the engine's ... Read more
2013-2016 Mazda Front-End Issue
CARS.COM The problem: A creaking noise may emanate from the front end of the vehicle while driving, mostly at speeds from 12 to 25 mph on wet roads. This may be due to faulty lower ... Read more
One of the best engineered cars
Mazda has done a great job with the 6, very reliable. Very sporty car without the sports car price tag. Very sleek interior and good technology for the price. Only downside is that the Sport model ... Read full review
Great family car. I enjoyed the ride. Best steering response among all the cars in this segment. i can say mazda brand now a days is getting its cars more stylish premium look and feel, than earlier. ... Read full review