2016 Mazda Mazda6 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Soul Red Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,278 - $22,567
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
184
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.7Comfort 3.9Styling 4.7Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Mazda6 may not have the massive market share of best-selling rivals like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but in the competitive midsize sedan market, it still stands out as the resident athlete. Mazda's family sedan is both energetic and efficient, but its interior may feel confined to some.

Mazda Mazda6 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon i Sport $14,278 - $17,275
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon i Touring $15,953 - $19,198
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon i Grand Touring $18,774 - $22,567
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.63
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Mazda 6 makes driving an experience.

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My 2016 Mazda6, sport edition is stylish, sporty, and fun to drive. I get compliments on it regularly, and once someone even asked if it was a tesla. My only complaints are that the interior is difficult to clean, the gas mileage isn't as good as I had hoped it would be. Previous to owning this car, I had never considered buying a Mazda. Now I would recommend the 2016 Mazda6 to anyone considering purchasing a new or used car.

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It has a lot of room- from the backseat to the trunk.

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This is my second Mazda 6 and it's a really great car. For a mid size, mid price point vehicle, it's quite comfortable and when you put it sport mode, it has some get up and go (I have the 4 cylinder). It has a lot of great extra features, some I'm still finding out about 2 years later. So far, it's run really well. Gas mileage could be better, but I'm also doing a lot of city driving so that's a big factor.

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Great vehicle, great price.

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I have had this car for a little while now. I really like it. It is very comfortable, the heat and air conditioning work quickly, and very easy to drive. I do drive an hour to work and home everyday, and the only bad thing is that I have had to replace my tires 3 times in a year and a half. But I guess that is any tires? All in all it is a great car I would definitely get another one.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,278 - $17,275
$15,953 - $19,198

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
SKYACTIV
SKYACTIV
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
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Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 (in.)
37.4 - 38.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 (in.)
37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.8 (cu. ft.)
14.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55VR17
P225/45WR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 (in.)
111.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
36.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
192.7 (in.)
192.7 (in.)

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3179 - 3250 (.lbs)
3179 - 3250 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
185 (ft. lbs.)
185 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 (gal.)
16.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

City

City
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
38 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Smart City Brake Support and Rear Collision Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Seats Aug 30, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 30, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V546000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2016 Mazda6 vehicles. Debris from the welding process during manufacturing of the front passenger seat frame may damage the occupant classification system (OCS) wiring.
Consequence:
If the wiring becomes damaged, there may be a loss of power steering assist and the deactivation of the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of a crash and the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will attach a protective pad on the seat frame. If the OCS harness is damaged, insulating tape will be applied to the harness. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began October 26, 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1517H.

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