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Mazda 6
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Mazda 6 Pricing and Specs

2022 price from
$34,890*

The Mazda 6 is available from $34,890 to $51,790 for the 2022 range of models in Wagon and Sedan body types.

Mazda’s biggest passenger car has become a victim of unfortunate circumstance; while the 6 has never been better, the market for larger passenger cars has never been smaller. And that’s something of a shame, because buyers are missing out on a genuinely good car. A 2017 update saw Mazda shift its flagship model even more upstream in an attempt to lure buyers out of more premium brands. Available in a sedan or wagon body style, the flagship Mazda can be had with a choice of petrol or diesel engine, either of which will pair with a six-speed automatic transmission and send power exclusively to the front wheels.

Current prices range from $34,890 to $51,790 for the 6 Sport and 6 Atenza, respectively.

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

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Year Price From Price To
2022 $34,890 $51,790
2021 $27,800 $54,670
2020 $25,600 $53,240
2019 $21,400 $46,970
2018 $17,600 $40,590
2017 $15,400 $32,120
2016 $13,400 $28,930
2015 $11,900 $26,290
2014 $10,100 $23,210
2013 $9,100 $20,900
2012 $7,500 $18,920
2011 $6,400 $15,620
2010 $5,100 $14,300
2009 $4,500 $11,770
2008 $4,100 $13,090
2007 $4,000 $12,650
2006 $4,000 $12,540
2005 $3,700 $11,880
2004 $3,500 $8,690
2003 $3,400 $8,250
2002 $3,400 $8,250

Mazda 6 FAQs

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

  • 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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  • Why does it take more effort to steer left in my 2011 Mazda 6?

    Let’s start with the basics here, Bryan, before lashing out on mechanics. Are the tyre pressures where they should be? A tyre can be pretty under-inflated before that’s actually obvious to the eye, but a tyre with an incorrect pressure can be harder to turn. Next, what about the wheel alignment settings? Has the car bounced off a kerb lately? Has there been any incident that could have wrenched the front end out of alignment? When was the last time the wheel alignment was checked?

    For all of that, however, I’m tempted to suspect that there’s something wrong with the valving in the power-steering rack. I’d be having the rack checked for any foreign matter inside that could be blocking the valves or in some other way preventing the rack from guiding the wheels smoothly in both directions. A dodgy steering system is an obvious safety issue, so don’t mess about having it checked.

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  • What can be done about a broken transfer case in a 2007 Mazda 6?

    It all depends on whether you bought the car privately or from a licensed used-car dealer. If it’s the latter, you might have some redress under the mandatory warranty conditions in your State. If you bought the car privately, I’m afraid there’s no comeback at all beyond contacting the seller, explaining the situation and perhaps coming to an arrangement on a refund or part-refund. I wouldn’t be holding my breath, however, and a private seller usually has no obligations whatsoever to make your problem their problem. Did you have the car independently inspected before the purchase? If you did, I’d be taking the matter up with whoever did the inspection, because a faulty transfer case should perhaps have been picked up as part of any pre-purchase test.

    If the transfer case is damaged beyond repair, you’ll need a new one. The problem there is that the only Mazda 6 that featured this driveline (with a transfer case) was the MPS model which only sold in small numbers. So you might have trouble finding a second-hand one. Even the main gearbox (a six-speed) was different to the manual gearbox (a five-speed) on the other Mazda 6 models.

     

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