2020 Mazda 6

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$24,100 - $35,400
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2020 Mazda 6 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 26, 2020
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Mazda MAZDA6 sedan, we know a lot of you get bamboozled with the nomenclature, but it is, what it is! The old man is growing handsomely. It was 2002 when this Mazda stalwart made an entry into American minds, following up the Mazda 626. With the Mazda6 sedans, the Japanese automaker adopted a new single number naming convention. As always, the 2020 Mazda 6 standout among the sedans with high head-turning quotient, great value and exemplary performance.

With a long history to its backing and after numerous updates, the third-generation Mazda6 received its major updates in 2016 and 2018. From the stylish looks, an upscale cabin, and new Mazda 3 infotainment, the 2016 Mazda 6 update surely has up the ante. Mark 2018 as the year which gave Mazda6 a new 2.5L turbocharged soul, borrowed from the CX-9 sibling. The Mazda 6 now grew athletic if not sporty. With a hell lot of upgrades, Mazda6 keeps one thing constant - Joy to drive.

2020 Mazda MAZDA 6 sport sedan
2020 Mazda 6: Handsome in every way

Mazda is giving you strong reasons not to migrate to the ever-increasing trend of crossovers. These reasons include its lineup of a modern and head-turning, Takeri concept design language that goes hand in hand with accessible power and top-notch features in Mazda 6. This Japanese auto-marquee is into its third-generation. Remember, it is a sedan, not a coupe but it sure looks like one. Mazda 6 is procurable in a total of 5 trims, Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature guise. Prices for the 2020 Mazda 6 starts from $24,100 (MSRP) for the basic Sport trim, and go up to $35,400 (MSRP) for the top of the line model. See full 2020 Mazda Mazda6 sedan specs.

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Pros

Typical edgy Mazda styling

Bang for buck

Impressive driving dynamics

Upmarket cabin

Bundled with a host of standard safety features

Impressive Turbocharged Engine

Cons

Base trim lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Cramped second-row seating

Some rivals are quieter inside.

What's New?

Mazda 6 returns unchanged for 2020

Top-spec Signature trim gets some modest features upgrade this year


2020 Mazda 6 Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

131 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

2.5L

horsepower

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar

suspension rear

Multilink with stabilizer bar

brake rotors (f/r)

11.7/10.9

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

192.7 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3443 lbs.

ground clearance

6.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

99.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

127 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/29/35 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./60000 mi.


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Styles

2020 Mazda 6 in Deep Crystal Blue color 2020 Mazda 6 in Jet Black Mica color 2020 Mazda 6 in Machine Gray Metallic color 2020 Mazda 6 in Sonic Silver Metallic color
Deep Crystal Blue

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mazda 6 Sport

Sport

power
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$24,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $24,100 MSRP (23/26/31) 187 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mazda 6 Touring

Touring

power
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$26,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $26,700 MSRP (23/26/31) 187 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

Grand Touring

power
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$29,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $29,800 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve

Grand Touring Reserve

power
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$32,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $32,300 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

2020 Mazda 6 Signature

Signature

power
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$35,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $35,400 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


A thousand words are less to express the grin that the 2020 Mazda6 sedan brings. You may give it due attention or not, but Mazda 6 is the most affordable, distinct and sporty offering in the mid-size sedan segment. Evloving with uncomparable fun-to-drive factor, the 6 is drivers dream and riders paradise. The third-generation Mazda 6 was introduced in 2013 as a 2014 model, and at the same time its production was shifted back to Japan from Michigan. The 2020 four-door Mazda6 sedan has grown leaner, lighter, energetic and comfortable. The upscale use of material won't even leave a trace of its cheap pricing.

The 2020 Mazda 6 is one such offering, truly unique in every sense. It is the culmination of bold and chiseled looks with commendable performance. Unarguably, it is one of the best-looking as well as the cheapest sport sedan starting at under $25,000. Mazda6 uses a 2.5L engine for this sedan in two states of tune - naturally-aspirated and turbocharged, which produces 187 HP and 250 HP respectively. The turbochraged Mazda6 shares the stnadard 6-Speed automatic transmission.

The affordable sport sedan from Mazda takes on the likes of the prominent and mainstream players including Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Chevy Malibu. The enjoyable driving experience and upscale interior with a host of standard driving and safety features in Mazda6 create an extraordinary blend that helps it surpass its class rivals.

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Arrive in style
Depart with vigor

7.6/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 

8.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Mazda 6 Features

7.6/10

Mazda’s modern 6 sedan is offered in five varying trims - Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature spread over a wide price band between $25,000 and $35,000. The base Mazda6 Sport trim starts at an MSRP of $24,100 and the lineup reaches upto the top-spec Signature trim at $35,400. The Mazda6 is equipped with two set of engines across the lineup, a naturally aspirated 2.5L inline-four motor which pumps out 187 horses and a 2.5L turbocharged setup which pumps out a healthy 250 HP. 

Mazda6's drivetrain is traditional automatic transmission driving the front wheels. Other spec differences among the Mazda6 models are confined to engine choice and additional comfort features which include exclusive Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, power moon roof, etc. Mazda6 has pitched the five trims at most affordale prices for the best value, reliability and driving dynamics that attracts a wider audience.

Trims

Sport

Touring

Grand Touring

Grand Touring Reserve

Signature

MSRP (FWD)

$24,100

$26,700

$29,800

$32,300

$35,400

Key Features

LED headlights with auto-leveling and auto-off

All the features in Sport added or replaced and:

All the features in Touring added or replaced and:

All the features in Grand Touring added or replaced and:

All the features in Grand Touring Reserve added or replaced and:

 

Rain Sensing windshield wipers

Leatherette trimmed sport seats

Auto-dimming drivers exterior side mirror

Rear Decklid Spoiler

Nappa leather-trimmed sport seats

 

17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink

Leather-trimmed sport seats

Mazda Navigation system

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

6-Way power driver’s seat

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

8-way power driver’s seat

SiriusXM 3-year Traffic and Travel Link Subscription

 

60/40 split-fold rear seats

3-level Heated Front seats

Paddle Shifters

6-way power front passenger seat

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Bose Surround Sound Audio System

Adaptive Front-lighting system

 
 

Blind Spot Monitoring System

       

Which is the best value model of the 2020 Mazda6 sedan?

We would recommend you go for the 2.5L turbocharged engine equipped, the 2020 Mazda6 Grand Touring trim which treats you with a much more powerful engine and more standard creature comfort features for a nominal bump in price.

2020 Mazda 6 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The base engine used for all of the Mazda 6 trims is a robust 2.5L inline four-pot that has two states of tune. The first two trims are powered by the naturally aspirated engine that pumps out 187 horses and 186 pound-feet of torque. The remaining three trims are powered by a turbocharged version of the same engine.

The base engine used for all of the Mazda 6 trims is a robust 2.5L inline four-pot that has two states of tune.

A 6-Speed Automatic transmission takes care of power delivery to the front wheels which efficiently transfers the power without any loss. The turbocharged setup chunks out 250 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque which is apt for the performance-oriented drivers. Even with the turbocharger, low-end torque is impressive which helps you slide out of at any given situation.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

MSRP

$24,100

$23,870

$23,170

$23,220

Engine

2.5L Iinline-4

1.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

CVT 

6-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power 

187hp@6,000rpm

192hp@5,500rpm

175hp@6,000rpm

163hp@5,700rpm

Torque

186lb-ft@4,000rpm

192lb-ft@1,600rpm

175lb-ft@4,500rpm

184lb-ft@2,500rpm

Mazda is the priciest of the lot and also has the largest engine of the lot. Honda Accord is the most powerful sedan from the lot and the lower curb weight helps it have an edge over the Mazda. Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu come in the lower slab of the segment with mediocre power figures.

How quick is the 2020 Mazda 6 from 0-60?

With a time of just 7.1 seconds to do the 0- 60MPH dash, the Mazda is no slouch in terms of performance. In daily driving as well, the Mazda doesn't disappoint as the engine and transmission work in perfect harmony together to deliver a smooth and engaging driving experience.

2020 Mazda 6 Sedan With a time of just 7.1 seconds to do the 0- 60MPH dash

The turbocharged unit gives slightly better numbers for a more spirited run. Minimal lag helps you munch the tarmac faster, which is rare in this segment. The acceleration is not jagged as much and power delivery is linear which gives you a comfortable thrust.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

0-60 MPH 

7.1 sec

7.6 sec

8.9 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile 

15.1 sec

15.9 sec

15.2 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed  135 MPH 121 MPH N/A N/A
Engine 2.5L Iinline-4 1.5L Inline-4 2.5L Inline-4 1.5L Turbo Inline-4

Mazda’s precise 6-Speed transmission helps it accelerate from 0-60 in a class-leading 7.1 seconds which puts it on top of the powerful players as well. The Accord is just behind it in terms of both 0-60 and quarter-mile timing. Ford Fusion is the slowest due to its maximum curb weight and Chevy ends up before Ford.

How is the driving dynamics of Mazda 6?

Ride and handling is the strong point of this Mazda. The Mazda 6's steering wheel is well-weighed which is supported by a precise and adaptive suspension that sums up for an impressive and involving driving experience. The suspension takes in all of the imperfections on the road with ease and gives the occupants a calm and relaxed experience.

Ride and handling is the strong point of this Mazda 6 2020

The highlighting feature which makes the Mazda 6s driving such intuitive is the smart G-Vector control Plus technology. This system helps the Mazda 6 tackle corners with more confidence as it adjusts power delivery and dampens the inner brakes to help maintain stability. The output is minimal to nil body roll and you stay put even when tackling corners aggressively.

How quickly does the Mazda stop from 60-0?

The Mazda 6's brakes have never been its strong point per se and it is evident for the 2020 model as well. The 127ft. Distance to stop from 60-0 isn't bad for a mid-size sedan but falls pale when compared to other cars in the category.

The 2020 Mazda 6 gets 10.9-inch rear brake rotors

The sedan gradually works on the brakes and throttle to adjust the center of gravity in the 6 to corner and brake better. It’s a neat trick that happens in the background and you will not be able to notice the wizardry. The smaller 11.7 front and 10.9 rear brake rotors are thus not a handicap for the 6 because of its clever trickery.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

Brake Rotors Front

11.7"

11.5"

11.8"

11.8"

Brake Rotors Rear 

10.9"

11.1"

11.9"

11.3"

Curb Weight  3437 lbs 3131 lbs 3472 lbs 3135 lbs

60-0 MPH

127 ft

120 ft

122 ft

113 ft

Ford Fusion has the beefiest brakes of the lot as the extra bite is required to stop the added weight. Chevy Malibu also follows the same pattern. Honda Accord has smaller brakes as it is lighter than the rest.

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2020 Mazda 6 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The mid-size sedan segment attracts people because of the fuel efficiency figures they put on offer. The smart cylinder deactivation technology which Mazda has adopted in its entire line up helps it return impressive MPG figures. 

The bigger 16.4-gallon tank also gives it the caliber to have an uninterrupted long journey. It stays well above the average in this class and given the fact that it achieves it with the larger 2.5L turbocharged engine is impressive.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

MPG (City)

26

30 

21 

29 

MPG (Highway)

35 

38 

31 

36 

MPG (Combined)

29 

33 

24 

32 

Fuel Capacity (

16.4 gallons

14.8 gallons

16.5 gallons

15.8 gallons

Range

(City/Highway/Combined) 

426/574/475 miles

444/562/488 miles

347/512/396 miles

458/569/505 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

5.0

4.4

6.0

4.9

Honda has time and again impressed us with the best fuel economy in its class. This is because of the usage of its famed VTEC technology that helps save fuel when not in demand. Ford Fusion is the least efficient as the engine is least efficient and also carries the most weight. Chevrolet Malibu extracts good figures due to the turbocharged setup.

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2020 Mazda 6 Interior

8.5/10

Mazda 6 has unarguably has one of the best cabins in this segment. In fact, the 6 takes the cabin's ambiance further up a notch with its clean looks and impressive build quality and use of premium material. The dashboard is clean with minimum yet usable buttons which help the dash look decluttered and thus gives the cabin an airy feel.

Mazda 6 unarguably has one of the best cabins in this segment

The seats provide ample under-thigh and bolster support which provides for a comfortable experience. The front seats are heated and powered which allows the occupants to have the perfect sitting position. The rear seats though comfortable are a bit cramped which takes away the roomy vibe, which the front row emits.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5

Front Row (head/shoulder/leg) (in)

38.4/55.9/42.2

39.5/58.3/42.3

39.2/57.8/44.3

40.1/58.5/45.3

Rear Row (head/shoulder/leg) (in)

37.1/55.1/38.7

37.3/56.5/40.4

37.8/56.9/38.3

37.5/57.1/38.1

Mazda has one of the most comfortable seats in the class as it has ample space along with well-supported seats. But Honda Accord takes the crown here with the most spacious cabin which is high on comfort as well.  The cabin on offer in the Ford Fusion looks high on tech, yet draws behind on the practicality factor. Speaking of the Chevy Malibu, the cabin looks clean and is also much more spacious, but is not well optimized like the Mazda or Honda.

What are the infotainment features in Mazda 6?

2020 Mazda 6 comes with an 8-inch infotainment system which is coupled to an 11- speaker setup which is primarily controlled by a control knob on the center console similar to that used by premium brands such as BMW and Audi. It is equipped with Internet Radio integration from all of the prominent providers. A USB audio input is also available for on the go music.

2020 Mazda 6 comes with an 8-inch infotainment system which is coupled to an 11- speaker setup

Mazda's infotainment system has the tactility and visual punch to impress. Other features include :

Infotainment Features

  • Mazda Navigation System
  • Bose Centerpoint2 Surround audio System
  • 11-Speakers
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8-inch Mazda Connect Infotainment system
  • Third-party Radio integration

The top trims come with 3 years worth of SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link subscription which includes information for traffic, weather, sports scores, fuel prices, and nearby parking spots.

How much cargo can the 2020 Mazda 6 take in?

The 2020 Mazda 6 combines an involving drive with practicality. This is a very fragile combination that not many cars can achieve in this day and age. The Mazda does it without any hiccups. The 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space though might feel sufficient, yet it's the least amount of space you can get underneath the trunk of any car in this segment. 

The 2020 Mazda 6 Sedan has 14.7 cubic feet of cargo volume 

Mazda gives you the flexibility to fold the rear seats for added cargo space but makes it a lot more cumbersome, as you cannot do it from the cabin. The latches are located in the trunk and require the user to get out and do the needful.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

Cargo Capacity 

14.7 cu.ft.

16.7  cu.ft.

16.0  cu.ft.

15.8  cu.ft.

The Honda Accord once again triumphs over all the other competitors with 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Ford comes in next with 16 cubic feet and is not a surprise due to the larger footprint.

Interior Features

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate control with pollen filter
  • Nappa leather-trimmed sport seats
  • Sen wood door and dashboard trim inserts
  • 8-Way power driver’s seat and 6-way power front passenger seat
  • 8-inch infotainment display
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink

Top of the line trims gets wood and leather trims in the cabin which bumps up the quality of the interior. Nappa leather and ambient lighting add to the drama of the cabin.

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2020 Mazda 6 Exterior

8.0/10

Mazda has given their best in designing the 6 and it has fared well. The 2020 Mazda 6 is one of the best yet all the while distinct looking sedans in this segment. It complies with sleek lines with modern cues that beautifully wrap the body on the compact chassis to give it a complete look. Mazda has managed to mix simplicity and drama to form the smooth flowing lines of the 6. It surely demands a second look every time. That’s how good it looks.

The 2020 Mazda has given their best in designing the 6 and it has fared well.

The front grille might be big for some but that’s subjective and we totally love it. The sleek chrome borderline treatment makes the front look from a class above. In fact, this is the only sedan from this class that looks so subtle but at the same time be melodramatic. All of the others in this segment just look bland.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Honda Accord LX

Ford Fusion S

Chevrolet Malibu LS

Curb Weight 

3437 lbs

3131 lbs

3472 lbs

3135 lbs

Length 

192.7"

192.2"

191.8"

193.8"

Width 

72.4"

73.3"

72.9"

73"

Height

57.1"

57.1"

58.2"

57.6"

Ground Clearance 

6.5"

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase 

111.4"

111.4"

112.2"

111.4"

Mazda has the largest footprint of the lot and Chevy Malibu comes next. Honda Accord comes in third but its smart usage of space helps it chuck out a more comfortable cabin, all thanks to its longer wheelbase. Honda and Mazda have the longest overhang and Ford Fusion is the heavyweight champion.

Exterior Features

  • Rear Decklid spoiler
  • Power outside rearview mirrors
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED DRLs
  • LED Auto On/Off Headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Powered Moonroof
  • Chrome tip dual exhaust

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2020 Mazda 6 Safety

9.0/10

Mazda provides the maximum driver and safety assist features in this class. Mazda doesn’t compromise on the safety front and thus the 6 will always have your back in the journey. The IIHS and the NHTSA are yet to rate the 2020 Mazda 6 for safety ratings.

Some interesting and highlighting features include adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and a very useful speed limit detection sensor that detects speed limit boards and informs you if exceeded. 

Safety Features

  • 6-Dual stage airbags
  • 360-degree view monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • LED DRLs
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive LED headlights with Auto On/Off
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Hill Launch Assist

Also Read

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2020 Mazda 6 Competition

8.0/10

Mazda 6 vs Honda Accord Sedan

The 2020 Mazda 6 takes on the undefeated champ of this class, the Honda Accord. Honda has managed to get the portion just right to deliver a wholesome sedan which is utterly reliable (Why not?, Its a Honda!), a robust 1.5L Inline-4 engine that pumps out more power than its competition and a very clean and spacious cabin. This mixture is a winning formula that has not been toppled for a long time now. Mazda 6 reaches close to dethroning the Accord but still hasn’t struck the right cord and so we will go for the 2020 Honda Accord.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan

Mazda 6 vs Ford Fusion 

Ford Fusion has the most spacious front row in this class which translates to a completely different driving experience. It has an edge over the others in this class with the most comfortable seats and a clean dashboard. But then again it is weighted at creature comfort alone whereas the Mazda 6 gives you a much better proposition with a much more modern interior setup and a host of safety and creature comforts along with a more powerful engine. All of this makes the Mazda 6 a much better proposition here.

2020 Ford Fusion Sedan

Mazda 6 vs Chevrolet Malibu

Chevy’s Malibu is the only sedan off the lot that locks horns with the Mazda in terms of dramatic and modern looks. Both have been designed much later than the other contenders which give them the edge in looks and modern features. But the Malibu underperforms and is the least powerful of the lot which translates to an uninteresting driving experience. Practicality is also not at par with the Mazda and thus Mazda 6 is the best bet here.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

2020 Mazda 6 Final Verdict

8.0/10

Mazda has come a long way and has improved a lot which is evidently visible in the 2020 6 Sedan. It combines exploitable power, modern features and a very modern outlook which makes it one of the most handsome looking sedans in this class.  But it still has to polish a few unfinished ends to provide the perfectly balanced car which to date only the Honda has achieved with the Accord.

2020 Mazda 6 FAQs

What are the different trims of Mazda 6?

The Mazda 6 is available in five trim levels. The base model Sport and the Touring both come powered by 2.5-liter four-cylinder (187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft). The Grand Touring gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder (250 hp, 310 lb-ft), also sharing the same with the top-spec Grand Touring Reserve and lavish Signature models. All engine options come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

How is the 2020 Mazda 6 different from its predecessor?

Mazda 6 hasn't changed for 2020. However, the top-spec Signature trim gets some minor feature upgrades.

How much does the 2020 Mazda 6 cost?

You can buy a 2020 Mazda 6 Sport 4dr Sedan powered by 2.5L 4cyl engine with 6-speed automatic transmission at an MSRP of $24,100. The other version and their prices are listed below:

Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A): $26,700
Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A): $32,300
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A): $29,800
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A): $24,100
Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A): $35,400

How reliable is the 2020 Mazda 6?

The 2020 Mazda6 scored a five-out-of-five-star rating in the frontal and side crash tests conducted by NHTSA,  along with a four-star rating in the rollover test. You can know more about the 2020 Mazda 6 reliability from our separate reliability rating head

How much warranty comes with Mazda 6?

The Mazda 6 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile engine warranty.
 

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2020 Mazda 6 Overall Reviews


Keith Murray

Keith Murray 2020 Mazda 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Mazda 6 is the safest sedan

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

Good sedan with best price.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

9/10

Dealer Review


Marilee Clarke

Marilee Clarke 2020 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Grand touring reserve, a sports machine

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

Wonderful car. Please change the instrument cluster as it is outdated nowadays.

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

9/10

Dealer Review


Michael L. Paquet

Michael L. Paquet 2020 Mazda 6 Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

Mazda 6 has the most refined engine

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

Please provide a couple of options for upholstery.

9/10

Features

9/10

Interior

9/10

Design

9/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


10

User Overall Rating

"Mazda 6 is the safest sedan"

Our foremost important reason to choose Mazda 6 was because of its safety features. We learnt that nhtsa rated straight 5 stars for its 2019 model and we were looking for a family sedan with best in class safety. Good drive quaity because of the refined engine under the hood. I also like the insulated cabin which keeps most of the engine and road noise out.
by Keith Murray

10

User Overall Rating

"Grand touring reserve, a sports machine"

I fall in love with the exhaust sound every single time it lights up. Mazda 6 has exceptional low end torque of above 300 lb-ft on papers and it is felt right when pressing gas. Wonderful throttle response even before turbo does its thing. They seem to have been pretty generous in providing paddle shifter along with OD.
by Marilee Clarke

9

User Overall Rating

"Mazda 6 has the most refined engine"

The signature variant of Mazda 6 drives quite satiny because of its refined engine when using 93 octane gas. With regular fuel, the power is noticeable.
by Michael L. Paquet