2018 Mazda Mazda6 consumer reviews

$21,950–$23,000 MSRP range
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98% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Love, love, love my 6

The looks, comfort, the driving experience, and how Mazda provides exceptional care for their customers. Gives me great comfort knowing they back their products. A majority of our friends and families now own mazdas and are just as thrilled. I am so satisfied, I've purchased a Mazda 3 for our main commuter and a CX5 will be within the next year to replace our GMC. Zoom zoom!! ❤


I love this car. Quiet, comfortable and very quick

I am so pleased with the entire process. This car is amazingly beautiful, comfortable and plenty quick. The friendly service that I received from Stuart Mazda is a level 10. I would highly recommend this dealership.


Excellent quality and value

Great car for quality and value and a joy to drive and fun to show off. The 2018 is an experience of driving pleasure and fun!


First car I’ve loved in decades!

I haven’t enjoyed a car this much since my Lincoln Mark VIII LSC! The Soul Red on my Signature 6 still takes my breath away when the sun hits it and it just glows. The styling makes other cars look dull, and the interior is awesome with the Napa leather and Sen wood and ultra suede accents. The seats are great, one of the few cars I’ve ever owned that I don’t push all the way back (I’m 6’4” tall) and are firmly supportive without being overbolstered. Performance is great - the low end turbo boost is more like a V8 torque curve than most turbo 4s. I am going to have to budget for a few speeding tickets because it’s just so tempting to put it in sport mode or row the gearshift like a manual. And still I average 27 mpg in mixed driving! Favorite features - these are the best cooled seats I’ve ever sat in, put my daughter’s Tesla to shame. In seconds you feel a chill with the a/c on. The heated steering wheel is also very effective. I absolutely love the heads up display, especially the speed limit readout that apparently reads signs as it changes the moment you pass the sign. The active cruise is very good, ignored vehicles in other lanes quite well. Climate control is fine even in Texas summers which often top 110 F. The handling and ride are excellent - I find myself searching out twisty roads and exploring new detours on my way home. Shortcomings are mainly the infotainment system. The Bose stereo is great, but the slowness of the system to change modes is annoying. My last couple of cars had Ford Synch which just worked faster and more simply. But get real, I don’t buy a car for the navigation or Pandora, I got it to DRIVE! Besides, with Apple CarPlay it’s all in the phone anyway. I will probably change from the Falken tires to Michelin’s next 10K miles. Bottom line I still love the car with 20K miles now and still smile every time I open the garage door. Reliability has been fine, only routine scheduled service thus far. I will be adding an oil catch can at the next service, though, to reduce carbon buildup on the intake valves.


Most underrated car on the market

Sporty and very luxurious with the signature trim. The car looks better than most cars that are thousands of dollars more. Inside and out it is a beautiful vehicle, like no other.


This Grand Touring has Everything I Need

Everything about this car is perfect for me; the exterior style, the cabin's comfort, performance with the turbo/sports mode, sun roof, Bose Speakers, heated seats and all the other bells and whistles. My only complaints are that foreign cars don't have remote start (including this one), there was a tiny-tiny spot of rust where the paint got chipped and the windshield doesn't have tint at the top like most vehicles. My complaints are easy enough to fix, I'll put in an after market remote starter if I want, fix the spec of rust with a touch-up paint pen and have tint installed. Besides those minors things this car is amazing, it's fun to drive and extremely comfortable. You don't feel bumps im the road with this suspension! The paddle shifters are a nice plus and Mazda finally put a turbo in this car! If you are in manual-shift mode with sport mode on I think this car beats it's closest competition in 0-60 if that's a concern of yours. Also in my opinion the look and feel of the car destroys the competition! The leather stitching on the dashboard and leather seats is very premium. I would highly recommend you check out this vehicle, especially Grand Touring and on.


Worst Car I've Owned

The sales experience was fine when I purchased my 2018 Mazda 6 Signature new in December of 2018, however the car was in for service due to a warranty issue on 12/2/2019 with the rear seat chrome trim breaking, and the job was botched by the tech. The person broke the replacement pieces and wrinkled the leather. The car has 6,300 miles and garage kept. The build quality is inferior to the completion, and the run around we're receiving from Mazda and the dealership is a waste of our time. Please note, the car has several issues stemming from super thin paint that constantly and excessively chips as well as front door rattles and creaking noises. Not to mention, all four wheels were replaced due to black marks under the finish. I will NEVER buy another Mazda or give this dealership any future business or recommendations. The lack of business acumen from both parties is laughable, at best. Lesson learned.....


Nothing else comes close in this category

After being a long time VW and Honda family, our first thought was to go back to our old stand-by...thanks goodness we didn't! The Mazda styling looks great on the outside, and the overall fit and finish on the inside sealed the deal! The performance, room, and creature comforts are on a totally different level than the competition. If you haven't taken the time to check a Mazda out, you should, you won't be disappointed!


Good midsize car, but not a sports sedan

I have had the car for a couple of weeks and while the car is decent, but there are too many "gushy" (most of them appear fake) reviews for it out there claiming that it performs well. The 2.5L turbo engine is not satisfying to drive hard. It delivers too much torque at the start, spins the wheels, then just as you accelerate towards redline, it falls on its face at 4000 rpm. If you drive it normally, it is fine, but do not look for a rewarding experience if you push it hard. Plus hearing that buzzy 4-cylinder sound under load is another reason to take it easy on the gas pedal. The handling is just OK. It feels sharp and has good turn-in when you are tooling around town and initial impression is that it is more capable that it really is. Push it a little harder and it falls apart quickly due to what all is being asked of the front tires in this layout (ie turn, brake, steer). If a performance tire was used, it may handle better. So, those things aside, if you are looking for a good-looking commuter vehicle and don't drive your cars hard, then this is a good choice. It is nice to look at inside and out and is pretty comfortable. The tech is OK but the infotainment system is antiquated and sluggish at startup. I was on the fence about purchasing this or the Accord. I ultimately ruled out the Accord because I get weary of seeing so many of them on the road. If you are looking for a performance midsize car and can get past its over-styled looks (especially that uni-brow front chrome bar), then I suggest looking towards an Accord 2.0T.


Reliable car

The car met all my standards enjoy having the car very affordable and drive beautiful if was to trade it would trade it for a most recent year and with the same o more equipped