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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Mazda 6 Signature, get it in RED!

I love this car. Previously I owned the 2015 Mazda 6 and really wanted the 2.2 liter Diesel engine available in other markets. Once seeing the numbers on the 2.5 Turbo, I had to grab one. It's not "race car" fast, but it's very quick, fun to drive and in the Signature trim it's a luxury car that costs you less.



Sharp appearance. Comfortable driver seating and access to instrumentation. FUN to drive. Very good handling on snow covered roads. Quiet luxury without the inflated pricing of other competitive brands.


Looking for an Accord/Camry/?you must drive this!

Looking for a performance four door sedan- you need to drive the 2018 MAZDA 6, with leather/2.5 turbo. I love driving this. MAZDA nailed it!!


Sporty but designed with family in mind

This car has it all. I did not have to add anything towards options. I think if all car manufacturers would put in the thought towards the end user, we would have a much better quality, and safer cars on the roads. They spared no expense to make sure the car had all the safety features as well as features of comfort.


Very good offering from Mazda

The 2018 model of the Mazda6, which comes in different styles (although the one I'm writing about is the Signature, which I understand has all the bells and whistles of the 6 series,) is a really good model that delivers in all fronts. I'm not going to list all the features since there's Mazda website for that, but rather I will say that the technology applied to the car gives a really efficient and safe environment to drive. At first I was skeptical about the road-assistance sensors on the car, which relies heavily on the cameras located in the front, back and sides, giving an almost 360 view angle and used adequately will prevent any damage to the front and back bumpers as well as the wheels (this because when parking parallel to the side of the street and not steering properly can cause damage to the them). Now I can actually park my car any way WITHOUT having to look outside but the display inside the car. The Active Display that reflects on the windshield is also a good implementation, which shows the current speed and the proximity sensor against the vehicle in front of you, it also shows the blind-side notification for cars on that spot either on the left or right, when the GPS is installed it also shows the max speed limit as well. However one thing I noticed that could have been added is the turn signal as they don't show on the Active Display. I see the fuel economy to be around 22 mpg average, which is not bad considering I like to accelerate hard, so I would think it would go to 24 or so when driving at a std pace. The quality of the materials is evidently high and it is a very clean approach and one might say at times minimalist which creates a more spacious sensation when inside the car. The dashboard is very well distributed and maybe the glove compartment could have been a little bigger but then again is not small anyway. The sound provided by Bose delivers an harmonious experience to the ear WHEN the windows are up; with that said, there are two things I found where I believe Mazda failed to meet the expectations: when using the GPS navigation and the time comes for the system to give an audio of the next action to take, the overall volume gets decreased in favor of the directions audio and you can hear the directions reproducing only on the front left speaker which I believe is adequate given the fact the pilot should be the most interested in listening to this audio, HOWEVER this works perfectly when the windows are closed, but should you decide to slide the windows down which ultimately lets the outside whooosh come in naturally and then you can't hear anything anymore, unless you increase the volume massively (which can be done anyway) but then slide the windows up and pay the price when you realize that now the directions are yelled at a very high volume. So it is very frustrating battling with the volume in this sense and generally speaking the leveling of the audio according to speed should have been a requirement implemented... For a strange (and welcomed) reason, the i4 with 227hp engine (or 250hp if using 93 octane fuel) comes with an impressive 310 torque which sometimes allows for a little tire burning at stop signals, nothing wrong with it I can say. Like I said in the beginning, the car delivers in all fronts, except for the audio defect (as for me it is clearly a defect). On top of that the price is very competitive as it puts the Mazda6 above the mass-market sedan segment and giving a serious fight to the luxury type level, it is too bad that there is no V6 option which would truly make this car an even better one.


My 2018 Mazda 6

This is the third Mazda 6 I have owned, and all of them have been very reliable, this one is no exception. I would recommend this car for anyone who is looking for a good looking reliable car that is fun to drive.


Recent buy, 1K miles review

We keep our vehicles for 15+ years. This vehicle replaced a Saturn L300 that served us well. This vehicle provided all of the technological amenities that our older vehicles did not have at the time of their manufacture. We have the GTR and it is great in linkage and comfort, a little better for Carplay than Android. i have iPhone wife has V20. My only complaint with the new car market is the departure of offering V-6s n vehicles. Turbo 4s are now offered which have the noted performance lag at kick in. This is our third turbo so we will get used to it again after giving up the V-6 in the Saturn.


Great car for my daily commute to Boston

I am getting 34 MPG which is better than the smaller cars I had before. Safety features are great and the car controls make it ideal. I am looking forward to the Android integration which is coming soon and the option to use Waze in the future. Well designed - with my 2 hours daily commuting comfort and sound quality are key. Ability to interact with the entertainment system safely while driving is also important and the car meets all these requirements. It also looks better and has more attention to detail than its competitors.


Great for the value

This car met all my needs. good looks in and out, good on gas, comfortable leather driver and passenger seats . was by far the best value for my money, tested a Honda accord, Nissan Altima and the VW Passat no match to the Mazda 6 Touring. Mazda sure did a great job on the interior with quality materials.


Most fun car to drive

So far, only good things to say. Handles well. Great fuel mileage. Good looks. smooth engine and tranny. Superior to Accord and Camry overall. Firm but comfortable seating.