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Mazda 6

The Mazda6 is a poster child for the woes of the medium-sized car market, as its sales wither on the vine under the sustained fire of the SUV onslaught.

It's a damn shame, because it truly is a beautiful car, both in appearance and appointments, and it's got excellent road manners.

The current Mazda6 features all of Mazda's newest technology, including 'G-Vectoring' steering control and the excellent 2.5-litre SkyActiv four-cylinder petrol engine, and it's available as a stylish sedan and good-looking (if slightly impractically shaped) wagon.

If you don't really need an SUV then a Mazda6 is a very viable alternative, with prices starting at $34,890 for the 6 Sport up to $51,790 for the 6 Atenza.

This vehicle is also known as Mazda Atenza (China and Japan).

Mazda 6 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda 6 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,890 and going to $51,790 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $34,890 $50,490
2022 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $36,190 $51,790
2021 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $27,800 $53,350
2021 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $28,800 $54,670
2020 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $25,600 $51,920
2020 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $26,500 $53,240
2019 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,400 $45,760
2019 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,200 $46,970
2018 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,600 $40,370
2018 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,300 $40,590
See All Mazda 6 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 6 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 6 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Does the 3rd generation of the Mazda 6 have unreliable in transmission?

    Mazda’s 6 has always had a pretty good reputation in the trade for its reliability and durability, but globally, there have been a few concerns with the automatic transmission. The first of those is a situation where the transmission goes into limp-home mode. At that point, it can suffer slurred shifts and a lack of acceleration. It doesn’t seem a common complaint in Australia, but it’s reckoned to be caused by the transmission fluid becoming contaminated with small iron particles (possibly swarf from the production process) becoming attracted to the magnetic sensors inside the transmission. At that point, the sensors lose the plot and the information going to the computer becomes garbled.

    The other thing seen (mostly in the US) has been a whining noise from the transmission. Inspections have shown this to be caused by a damaged bearing in the transmission, possibly the victim of misalignment of the gearbox casing. Again, it’s not a common fault showing up here.

    Overall, the Mazda 6 seems one of the better bets out there in reliability terms.

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  • Mazda 4 - A bigger hatchback than the 3?

    Mazda is unlikely to increase the number of its passenger car models, given the contracting nature of such body styles in favour of crossovers and SUVs.

    Also, note that a CX-4 has existed in China for a number of years, slotting tightly between the CX-3 and CX-5 as a sleeker coupe version of the latter, so if you do see a '4' (or, more likely, a '40') on the tailgate of a Mazda in the future, it might be sat on an SUV-shaped rather than hatchback-shaped five-door.

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  • Mazda 7 - Will Mazda build a bigger sedan than the 6?

    Probably not, sadly.

    The slower-than-anticipated sales of the Mazda6 series over the past decade, combined with Mazda's hesitation to replace the existing, nine-year-old model, suggests that there is not a larger sedan in the pipeline.

    However, with Mazda marching upmarket and its ties with Toyota strengthening, a joint-venture project with Toyota or even Lexus, using Mazda's new rear-drive platform and inline six-cylinder engine range, may make a model-sharing premium flagship – like a Mazda7 or even Mazda9 – a possibility.

    But please don't hold your breath on this one because it is merely conjecture on our behalf.

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  • Mazda 9 - Will we ever see a successor to the 929?

    Mazda is unlikely to introduce a sedan larger than the Mazda6, due to the declining sales of larger sedans globally in favour of SUVs.

    However, with Mazda marching upmarket and its ties with Toyota strengthening, a joint-venture project with Toyota or even Lexus, using Mazda's new rear-drive platform and inline six-cylinder engine range, may make a model-sharing luxury flagship – a modern-day 929 in other words – a possibility.

    But there are currently no plans that we know of pertaining to such a model, sadly.

    We hope this helps.

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Mazda 6 Colours

  • Soul Red Crystal
  • Machine Grey
  • Sonic Silver
  • Titanium Flash
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Blue Reflex
  • Jet Black
  • Snowflake White Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Mazda 6 2019.

Mazda 6 Interior

As our review images show, the Mazda 6's interior is a clean, coherent, and understated design with the dashboard dominated by the sleek 'MZD Connect' multimedia screen. There is plenty of room for front-seat passengers, and even those in the rear won't run into any headroom trouble. There is plenty of leg room, too, as well as decent foot room. Smaller folks will be okay in the middle rear seat. Leather seat trim is offered on the Sport model and up.

Shown above are interior details for the Mazda 6 2020.

Mazda 6 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda 6 Wagon and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Wagon 1450x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
2022 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 mm 165 mm
2021 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 mm 165 mm
2021 Wagon 1480x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
2020 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 mm 165 mm
2020 Wagon 1480x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
2019 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 mm 165 mm
2019 Wagon 1480x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
2018 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 mm 165 mm
2018 Wagon 1480x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 6 Dimensions

Mazda 6 Wheel Size

The Mazda 6 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 for Sedan in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Sedan 225x55 R17 225x55 R17
2022 Wagon 225x55 R17 225x55 R17
2021 Sedan 225x55 R17 225x55 R17
2021 Wagon 225x55 R17 225x55 R17
2020 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2020 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda 6 Wheel Sizes

Mazda 6 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda 6 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Sedan 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2022 Wagon 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2021 Sedan 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2021 Wagon 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 6.6L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 6 Pricing and Specs for 2022

Mazda 6 Towing Capacity

The Mazda 6 has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2022 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
2021 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2021 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
2020 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2020 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
2019 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2019 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
2018 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2018 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
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Mazda 6 Seats

The following Mazda 6 comes with five seats as both a sedan and wagon. The Sport variant is only available with Black cloth seat trim. The Touring variant comes with Black leather seat trim. The GT variant is available with the choice between Black or Pure White leather upholstery. The Atenza variant comes with the choice between Brown or Pure White Nappa leather seat trim.

Shown above are seat details for the Mazda 6 2019.