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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Just got it home

Reliability and performance should be n/a too early to tell. Performance is 4 because I'm not blown away by turbo but we'll see. I got the Reserve and I traded in a 2016 GT (not with the tech package.) With all the stuff in this car the MSRP difference is only $1505, how do they do it? The car is gorgeous, rides better than my 2016 and the seats are very comfortable. The interior in tight and neater, the active driver display is excellent and just a lot of upscale touches inside. If you are in the market for a sedan, this has to be at the top of you list. I hope to update this as I get more driving in it done.


Beautiful, sporty, it’s not a MOM car!

I’m tall 6’, and I’m comfortable. The Interior is right at my finger tips, the car is just waiting to go! The car catches your eye.


Fantastic ride!

This car is exceptional! Plenty of leg room in front and back (I have two kids that require the backseats to accommodate them comfortably). The Apple Car Play feature is a MUST HAVE, and the drive is very smooth and nice!


Great ride, comfort, BUT...

I’m coming from a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Ultimate. My major complaint is with Mazda’s difficulty to be a major player in the navigation unit. There’s nothing wrong with the navigation itself as far as operational abilities. The issue is in operating the system verbally. Hyundai’s system would react on verbal command and instantly show your request and you could select it immediately. Not so, in the Mazda lineup. You will need to manually enter in the #, street address, city, state, etc. if you only know the name of a business, you’re outta luck. You can circumvent this deficiency by use of Apple or Android car play, with Siri, for example. Voice command in the Mazda nav will have you ready to take the system to the nearest recycle yard to be crushed. The Mazda6 door is not as wide, making it difficult for anyone abkce 6’ to access the seat with ease. Or exit, either, for that matter. Once inside, however, you’re snuggled in and comforted by the seating design. These are my only major complaints. And the accessing in/out is minimal compared to the nav system. Hyundai has one of the better systems on the market. I’ll be trading in a year or so and move on to the Genesis line. More bang for the buck.



I’ve owned several Mazda’s over the years from 2 Miatas a 3 and a Tribute. I trade cars every year and for the past 8 years, Ive bought 8 Nissans. Never again! My new 6 Touring is absolutely a dream! It will absolutely fly in sport mode and auto-stick. It gets 39 mpg on the interstate at 74 mph. It gets about 30 in stop and go. The car rides smooth as silk and is so quiet! The sunroof is even quiet and let’s in a tremendous amount of wind on my shoulders when it’s open...almost feels like I’m in my Miatas with the top down. The stereo is absolutely awesome with Apple CarPlay. I’m able to listen to iHeartRadio, Slacker and Pandora and using Waze navigation is truly awesome! No more factory navigation for me! I was told by the dealer that this car was built to compare with Audi and it definitely does! I think it’s more comfortable than Audi and cost $20K less. Mazda really needs to invest in advertisement...this product is absolutely stunning but not enough people are familiar. Definitely go drive one to see for yourself! ZOOM ZOOM!


Attractive and Fun to Drive

I like cars that are attractive, fun to drive and affordable. This is the third new car I've owned in the last three years and I'm happy with the Mazda. I had a 2014 Honda Accord Sport, which was attractive and affordable, but not really fun. The mileage wasn't that great either for a four with a CVT. I also purchased a new 2017 Buick Lacrosse Preferred. Beautiful, well-made and comfortable car and much sportier that I would have guessed. It also was exceptionally quick and got great highway mileage. I got 38 mpg on a 150 mile trip, which far exceeded the Accord. Unfortunately it was a bit big and a bit difficult to park. I bought the new Mazda 6 Grand Touring a month ago. It has a beautiful interior, especially considering I didn't get the top trim. It's also quiet and deceptively quick with the 2.5 liter turbo. It's well-equipped with all the latest safety features and came standard with heated seats, LED headlamps that are auto-leveling, automatic high beams and automatic wipers. The handling is tight and responsive.


Best value of any car on the market!

The build, quality of materials, styling, horsepower, and standard equipment on this Mazda6 for the money is just unbelievable. I have owned Buicks, Chevys and Hondas and pleased with all of them. But when comparing all makes now in the same category of vehicle Mazda leads the way. Style, comfort, handling, quietness, overall added technology and value for your dollar. You may have a little bit less horsepower but not enough that will keep you from Zoom Zooming!


Best car I have owned

This car is very smooth and reliable. The electronic features are very helpful, the navigation is easy. I bought it slightly used, and it was still quite pricey, but I am very happy with my Mazda6.


Very nice car

This car has plenty of pickup for a 4 cylinder. Great on gas mileage. It drives and handles great. The heads up display is really cool.


ZERO Regrets

3k miles now and I’m compelled to write a review because WOW! I’ve owned many cars in the last 20 years but my 2018 Mazda 6 GT Reserve is my all time fav. It’s seek and stylish inside and out. Comfortable. Smooth and fun to drive! Decent gas mileage. Super safe. The heads up display is amazing. Super comfy. Cooling seats actually work unlike some other cars... I used the smart cruise control with distance monitoring, or whatever it’s called, and hardly touched the gas or breaks from Phoenix to Flagstaff. Did I mention the handling? Or the headlights? How about the padded leg rests? Duel climate control? It corners great. It’s super quiet inside. I could go on and on for a while. It’s total luxury for 35k. Honestly the best 35k I’ve ever spent. Just FYI of course I can’t love everything! My negatives: Handle inside the trunk is in a stupid spot. Piano black accents get dirty easily. Not a pano sunroof.