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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 $34,490 for the 6 Sport up to $52,690 for the 6 Atenza 100TH Anniversary.

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 $25,600 and going to $53,240 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
2021 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $25,600 $51,920
2021 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $26,500 $53,240
2021 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $34,490 $51,390
2021 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $35,790 $52,690
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
2017 Sedan 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,400 $28,600
2017 Wagon 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,300 $32,120
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.

  • 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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  • Problems with engine failure in my 2010 Mazda 6

    This is a known problem in the Mazda turbo-diesel, and many owners have suffered similar failures. The problem begins with the formation of hard, carbon deposits in the top end of the engine which eventually find their way into the engine’s sump and block the oil pick-up. When that happens, the engine can’t pump oil efficiently and some parts of the engine become oil-starved. That’s when a build-up of friction and, therefore, heat, will cause a catastrophic failure with the attendant metal shavings that were subsequently discovered in your engine.

    So why was the problem missed? An enthusiastic mechanic will always have a look at the oil that comes out of an engine, looking for just the symptoms you’ve noted. A really keen technician will sometimes even cut the old oil filter open to check for anything that shouldn’t be there. Unfortunately, in the context of a busy workshop with price-conscious customers, this doesn’t always happen. In the Mazda’s engine, the normal practice should be to check the strainer that covers the oil pick-up, but, again, that may not have been the case with your engine. If the workshop you used was a Mazda dealership, I’d be asking management why that process wasn’t followed. Even then, it’s difficult to say whether this check would have saved your engine, as the damage may already have been done.

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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.

Mazda 6 Dimensions

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

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
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
2017 Wagon 1480x1840x4800 mm 165 mm
2017 Sedan 1450x1840x4865 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 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2017 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 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
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 7L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 6.6L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 5.4L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 6.6L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 6 Pricing and Specs for 2021

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
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
2017 Sedan 1500kg 1600kg
2017 Wagon 1500kg 1600kg
See All Towing Capacity for Mazda 6

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.