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2019 Mazda 6 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: October 23, 2019


One of the top selling and the most popular mid size sedans in the country, the Mazda 6 comes in a refreshed avatar in 2019 to tackle its rapidly updating competition. Dynamically, the 2019 Mazda 6 retains all the fun and thrills that one would associate the Mazda 6 with but has got an added bonus in the form of the standard G-Vectoring Control plus.

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Pros

Stylish Exterior Design

Efficient Turbocharged motor

Engaging to drive

Use of High Quality Materials inside

Cons

Expensive Top Trim

Rivals offer better 2nd Row Space

Ride Quality compromises on comfort

What's New?

Six-Speed manual transmission discontinued

G-Vectoring Control Plus is standard

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23800

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

186 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.4/62

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

192.7 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3433 lbs.

ground clearance

6.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

99.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1040 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/29/35 mpg

highway range

574 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Mazda 6 in Deep Crystal Blue color  2019 Mazda 6 in Jet Black Mica color  2019 Mazda 6 in Machine Gray Metallic color  2019 Mazda 6 in Snowflake White Pearl Mica color  2019 Mazda 6 in Sonic Silver Metallic color
Deep Crystal Blue

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Interior

8.5

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mazda 6 Sport

Sport

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

$23,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $23,800 MSRP (26/29/35) 187 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mazda 6 Touring

Touring

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

$26,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $26,400 MSRP (26/29/35) 187 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

Grand Touring

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

$29,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $29,500 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve

Grand Touring Reserve

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

$32,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Grand Touring Reserve 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $32,000 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Mazda 6 Signature

Signature

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

$35,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Signature 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Starting at $35,100 MSRP (23/26/31) 227 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2.5 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


The 2019 Mazda 6 gets two gas-powered motor options- a 2.5L Naturally Aspirated Motor and a 2.5L turbocharged motor. Power and torque figures for the former are rated as 187hp and 186lbs.-ft. While the latter packs in 227hp and 310lbs.ft of torque. The naturally aspirated Motor comes in standard in the Sport and Touring trims. The turbocharged motor comes on the other 3 trims- Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The 2019 Mazda 6 is longer and better appointed compared to most mid-size sedans.

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7.5/10
Features

 
 
 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Mazda 6 Features

7.5/10

One of the Golden Egg laying cars for Mazda, the Mazda 6 has received some minor updates for 2019 that makes it more adept to its rivals. The 2019 Mazda 6 gets Android Auto and Apple Car Play in its infotainment system to fit the needs of the modern-day techie. For driving connoisseurs, the standard G-Vectoring system will add to the driving dynamics and stability of the Mid Size sedan.Prices for the 2019 Mazda 6 Sedan starts at $23,800 for the base Sport trim and goes over $35,000 for the top of the line signature trim. The Rivals for the 2019 Mazda 6 sedan feature the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat and the Hyundai Sonata.

Trims Sport Touring Grand Touring Grand Touring Reserve Signature
MSRP $23,800 $26,400 $29,500 $32,000 $35,100
Key Features Auto On/Off LED Headlights with Auto -Leveling and LED DRL's Adds/Upgrades from "Sport" Adds/Upgrades from "Touring" Adds/Upgrades from "Grand Touring Reserve" Adds/Upgrades from "Signature"
  LED Taillights 19" Alloy Wheels Auto-Dimming RVM with Homelink and driver side ORVM Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats with Ventilated Front Seats and Heated Rear Frameless Auto-Dimming RVM with Homelink
  Dual Zone Auto Climate Control Power Sliding Glass Moonroof Leather Wrapped Steering with Paddle Shifters Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel Nappa Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats
  Cruise Control with Steering Mounted Controls 6 Way powered driver seats with Lumbar body-coloured Heated Power Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals 8 Way Driver with Power Lumbar Support, Memory and 6 Way Passenger Power Seats SiriusXM 3-Year Traffic and Travel link
  8" Full touchscreen display Apple Car Play and Android Auto SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3 Month Subscription Colour Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition 360 Degree View monitor
  Push Button Start Heated Front Seats Bose Centerpoint2 Surround Sound with Audio Pilot and 11 speakers Auto power Folding Side Mirrors 7" LCD Multi-Information Display
  Remote Keyless Entry Rear Center Armrest with cup holders, storage and 2 USB ports Adaptive Front Lighting System Front and Rear parking sensors

We Recommend :

The Grand Touring Trim offers a lot of premium features for its price like Bose Audio System, Moon Roof, Auto Dimming RVM and more. Hence, we would suggest that going for this trim will make the most sense.

2019 Mazda 6 Engine and Performance

Although its base engine is nothing special, the available turbocharged engine gives the Mazda6 the power to match its handling-Cars,USNews.com

Mazda offers a total of 2 Engine options in the 2019 Mazda 6- A 2.5L Naturally Aspirated inline 4 Motor and a 2.5L Turbocharged Inline 4 Motor. Mazda has told that a Diesel Motor will eventually make its way to the market by the end of 2019 but that is yet to be seen. The G-Vectoring Control Plus system might sound daunting, but a driver never has to worry about it. The system makes subtle adjustments of engine power and braking to make everything smoother. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission. The previously available manual transmission has been discontinued.

2019 Mazda 6 engine

In terms of performance, the Turbocharged Motor steals the show as its high on both performance and efficiency, when compared to its rivals. The Naturally aspirated motor belts out 187hp and 186lbs.-ft. Of torque. The Turbocharged Motor, on the other hand, generates 227hp and a massive 310lbs-ft. Of torque. The 6 Speed transmission on both the trims does its job perfectly well and leaves not much to be desired. There is little to no lag while shifting through the gears in both city and on the motorway.

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

MSRP

$24,720

$22,965

$24,640

$25,025

$26,190

$23,420

Engine

2.5L I-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

2.5L I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.4L I-4

Transmission

6 Speed Automatic

CVT

CVT

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

Power(hp)

187

160

192

203

174

185

Torque(lbs.-ft.)

186

184

192

184

184

178

While most of the rivals are at par with the Mazda's base trim, the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and the Hyundai Sonata's base motor offer higher power figures. There is no differentiating these cars in terms of the torque figures as all are at par with each other.

Acceleration

The Mazda 6's 2.5L I-4 motor performs well as far as acceleration is concerned. With a time of just 7.1 seconds to do the 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 co junction to deliver a smooth and engaging driving experience.

2019 Mazda 6

Models

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

0-60 MPH

7.1

8.5

7.3

7.5

5.7

8.5

Quarter mile

15.1

16.5

15.7

15.9

14.3

16.4

Engine

2.5L I-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

2.5L I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.4L I-4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.5

6.8

6.8

6.8

6.1

6.3

Speaking of rivals, the VW Passat is the best performer of the lot. The Mazda comes second in this test while the Camry is the only other car to post a sub 8 second time in the 0-60 dash.

Braking

The Mazda 6's strengths haven't been its braking and the 2019 version continues with the same pattern. The 127ft. Distance to stop from 60 isn't bad it falls pale when compared to other cars in the category. Yet , the sedan nearly gradually stabs at the brakes and throttle to adjust the weight in the 6 to corner better. It’s a neat trick that happens in the background and you will not be able to notice it.

2019 Mazda 6 wheel

Model

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

Brake front(in)

11.7

11.6

11.5

12.0

12.3

12.0

Brake Rear(in)

10.9

10.8

11.1

11.0

10.7

11.2

Curb weight(lbs)

3433

3126

3131

3241

3285

3247

60-0 MPH (ft.)

127

113

122

122

122

118

The best performer in this segment is still the Chevrolet Malibu as its the best to stop from 60MPH. The Honda, Toyota and the VW are tied at the third spot. The Hyundai sonata surprises by being the second in this list.

Ride and Handling

The Mazda 6 unarguably fares as a champ in this section with its precise suspension, responsive steering, and comfortable driver seat. The suspension is almost perfect for city scenarios as it turns gravelled roads to silk and the well-weighted steering adds to its charm. The suspension feels a bit firm when you opt for the 19-inch alloy wheels and they also tend to produce more road noise than the 17-inch alloys but then again you can't neglect the sporty feel of the former.

The new Mazda 6 comes with G-Vector control which favours prompt turning of the sedan on the corners and maintains its stability electronically.Mazda vehicles are known for being agile, and the Mazda6 is no exception. Nimble, poised, and lively on the road, it has little trouble conquering twisted terrain. A smooth ride helps keep its occupants comfortable too. Front-wheel drive comes standard.

2019 Mazda 6 Fuel Economy

MPG figures are one of the major areas of interest for people foraying in this segment and the Mazda 6, sure doesn't disappoint in this aspect. The 29MPG combined MPG figure is at par with other adversaries of the Mazda and depends a lot on the driver's driving style.

Model

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

MPG (city)

26

29

30

29

25

26

MPG (highway)

35

36

38

41

36

35

MPG (combined)

29

32

33

34

29

29

Speaking of rivals, the Toyota Camry delivers the best MPG figures and the Honda Accord follows it closely behind. The Malibu comes in the 3rd spot while the others are tied for the last spot.

2019 Mazda 6 Interior

8.5/10

Aside from a few minor annoyances with the way some of the interior controls work, the cabin is first-rate and best in class-CarandDriver.com

Seating and Comfort

The Interiors of the 2019 Mazda 6 appear to have come from a car above its class. The Interiors have been beautifully laid out and all buttons have been thoughtfully placed. The 6 isn't as spacious as the newest competitors from Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, but it is still a roomy sedan. Take away the fancy interior styling, and the interior is still a functional and comfortable place to be. 

2019 Mazda 6 total seating

The 2019 Mazda 6 can seat 5 people and while the passengers will enjoy the Interiors, they certainly won't appreciate the ride quality that has been tuned to the stiffer side. The seats are ventilated on the front and heated on the rear and offer power adjustment on the front. Rear passengers get 38.7 inches of legroom that seems more generous than it is—tall front-seat riders can eat into available space.

Model

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.4/55.9/42.2

39.1/58.5/41.5

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.3/57.7/42.1

38.3/56.9/42.4

40.4/57.9/45.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.1/38.7

37.5/57.1/38.1

37.3/56.5/40.4

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.8/57.0/39.1

38.0/56.5/35.6

In terms of practicality and space, the Mazda 6 scores big as the Cabin offers good room for passengers on the inside. There is a generous number of cubby holes and practical spaces in the cabin in order to make the cabin feel utilitarian as well as stylish.

Interior Features

Mazda has added a host of features on the inside of the 2019 Mazda 6. The list of features includes

  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Voice Recognition and Telephony
  • Nappa Leather Upholstered Interiors and Seating
  • Ultrasuede Door and Dashboard trim inserts
  • Auto-Dimming RVM with Homelink
  • Ventilated Front Seat and Heated Rear Seats
  • 8 and 6 Way power adjust Front Driver and Passenger seats with memory for driver
  • Rear seat centre armrest with cup holders, storage and 2 USB charging ports

Infotainment System

Mazda has updated the infotainment system on the 2019 Mazda 6 and has given it added functionality in the form of Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Commanded primarily by an upscale-feeling control knob on the centre console similar to those used by BMW and Audi, Mazda's infotainment system has the tactility and visual punch to impress. T Other features include :

2019 Mazda 6 infotainment display

  • 8" Touchscreen Infotainment System with AM/FM/SiriusXM/AHA/Stitcher/Pandora Radio and Mazda Navigation
  • USB, Bluetooth connectivity and Voice Recognition
  • 7" LCD Multi-information Display
  • 360 Degree View monitor
  • Full-color Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition
  • 11 Speaker Bose Audio System

Cargo volume

The Mazda 6 is not only an athletic car to drive but a practical one as well. The 14.7 cu.ft. Of space on offer is similar to what others in this class offer. Rivals offer a slightly higher space in terms of the numbers but out in the real world, that doesn't make a significant difference.

2019 Mazda 6 trunk volume

Model

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

Trunk volume (cu.ft.)

14.7

15.8

16.7

14.1

15.9

16.3

Talking of the best in cargo, its the Honda Accord that sets the benchmark in terms of the cargo capacity. The Hyundai Sonata comes in as a close second and the VW and Chevy are 3rd and 4th respectively. The Least space on offer is on the Toyota Camry and the Mazda is the second last in this respect.

2019 Mazda 6 front seat
2019 Mazda 6 front seat
2019 Mazda 6 rear seat
2019 Mazda 6 rear seat
2019 Mazda 6 dashboard
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2019 Mazda 6 Exterior

The 2019 Mazda 6 is a knockout, one of the best-looking sedans on the road-TheCarConnection.com

Design and Dimensions

The engineers at Mazda have ensured that the 2019 Mazda 6 Sedan looks distinct and attractive than the others in the segment. The Mazda 6 comes with a beautifully designed exterior that boasts of sharp character signature lines that flow through the entirety of the sedan. The sedan’s shape still looks windswept and natural, a sweeping exercise of simplicity that other automakers just can’t match. It looks that good.

2019 Mazda 6 side view

In terms of proportions, the Mazda 6 looks like a sedan and isn't ill proportionate from any angle you view the sedan from. Speaking of dimensions, the 2019 Mazda 6 Sedan is neither the smallest nor the largest in its category. What sets the Mazda apart from its rivals is it is massive 6.5" of ground clearance that yields it an advantage while hovering over speed humps or bad roads.

Model

Mazda 6 Sport

Chevy Malibu L

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition

Hyundai Sonata SE

Curb weight(lbs)

3433

3126

3131

3241

3285

3247

Length(in)

192.7

194.2

192.2

192.1

191.9

191.1

Width(in)

72.4

73.0

73.3

72.4

72.2

73.4

Height(in)

57.1

57.9

57.1

56.9

58.5

58.1

Ground clearance(in)

6.5

N/A

N/A

5.7

5.4

5.3

Wheel base(in)

111.4

111.4

111.4

111.2

110.4

110.4

The Chevy Malibu stakes claim in being the longest in its category and the Honda Accord, the widest. In terms of height, the VW Passat is the tallest of the lot and it lends it an advantage in seating taller passengers.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Mazda 6 comes loaded with features on both the outside and on the inside. The List of features on offer on the outside include

  • Auto On/Off LED Headlights with LED DRL's
  • LED Combination Taillights
  • Power Folding, Heated Exterior Rear View Mirrors with memory for driver side with turn indicators on both
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Powered Moonroof
  • 19" Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Decklid Spoiler
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
2019 Mazda 6 exterior
2019 Mazda 6 exterior
2019 Mazda 6 rear view
2019 Mazda 6 rear view
2019 Mazda 6 side view
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2019 Mazda 6 top view
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2019 Mazda 6 headlight
2019 Mazda 6 headlight
2019 Mazda 6 front view
2019 Mazda 6 front view

2019 Mazda 6 Safety

Safety Features

The company also makes safety a major consideration, as it should. For this model year, the array of driver aids becomes standard throughout the Mazda6 range. Mazda doesn't like to compromise on the safety of its passengers and the list of safety features will testify the same.

2019 Mazda 6 driving assistance feature

  • Front and Side Curtain Airbags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Hill launch Assist and Tire Pressure monitoring System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Pedestrian Detection with Collision Warning
  • Lane Keep assist and Lane Departure warning
  • LATCH Child Safety Anchors

The IIHS and the NHTSA are yet to rate the 2019 Mazda 6 for safety ratings.

2019 Mazda 6 Competition

Mazda6 vs. Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat matches Interiors and Exteriors of the Mazda 6 Sedan in terms of build quality and design. The Passat offers a more generous ride quality than the Mazda and feels the better of the 2 to be driven in. The Mazda on the other hand trumps the VW in terms of handling, dynamics and looks and will surely make people mistake it for a car higher than its segment.

Volkswagen passat

Mazda6 vs. Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the best new mid size sedans that you can buy. Both these cars are a joy to drive but the Camry trumps the Mazda in the engine performance. The Camry also enjoys the luxury of having the better MPG figures, Cargo space and Ride quality among the two and is little cheaper to buy as well. The Mazda beats the Toyota hands down in terms of the quality of materials used and the feeling of luxury on offer as the Mazda is certainly the more premium of the 2.

Toyota Camry

Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord

One of the top sellers in the segment, the Honda Accord has ruled the segment with its superb ride quality, powerful and fuel efficient motors, Sturdy build, enormous cargo space and interior roominess. The Mazda on the other hand offers a more premium riding experience and a ravishing ride and handling package that is unbeatable for the segment. Both the cars are leaders in their own terms and choosing among them is just a matter of personal preference.

2019 Honda Accord

2019 Mazda 6 Final Verdict

The Mazda 6 Sedan is one of the most sought after mid-size sedans in the country and for 2019, Mazda has added a touch of spice to make the Mazda a bit more irresistible. With the addition of Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Standard G-Vectoring Control, The Mazda is much more technologically advanced and fun to drive than its 2018 iteration. Add to that, a superbly laid interior that shouts Luxury and outrageous exteriors and what you have on your hands is a Mid Size Sedan that you will be happy to see every day parked at your garage.

Frequently Asked Questions about 2019 Mazda 6

What is the price of  Mazda 6?

The Mazda6 typically starts at $23,000 and to get the new turbo four, one will have to spring for the third-tier Grand Touring model with a sticker of just $29,200.

Is the 2019 Mazda 6 all-wheel drive?

All have a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Shoppers after the stronger engine should start their search with the Grand Touring trim.

What about 2019 Mazda 6 interior?

Mazda 6 has got a pleasant interior and comes loaded with premium features.