Mazda

Mazda Mazda6

Price $27,550 – $39,500
Fuel consumption 6.7 – 10.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
The Mazda6 stands out from other midsize sedans by offering a refined driving experience, impressive fit and finish, as well as sexy styling that compare favourably to some luxury cars. When it comes to performance, the standard engine is a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder producing over 180 horsepower. Alternatively, customers can select a turbocharged variant delivering up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when using premium fuel.

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Test Drives2021 Mazda6: Stealthy and Explosive
The Mazda6 sold just 1,049 units in Canada last year. We’re not saying that to blame the COVID-19 pandemic once again, but rather to highlight the fact it ranked second-to-last among all midsize sedans, just ahead of the Kia K5 that replaced the Optima late in 2020. Despite increased momentum …
First Drives2018 Mazda6: New and More Upscale
With the demise of the Mazda5, the Japanese brand has only three cars left in its Canadian portfolio: the MX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6. The writing was on the wall, as car sales continue to nosedive in favour of SUVs. The Mazda6, the brand’s flagship, is in a segment that has …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: Are Sedans a Dying Breed?
Canadians are buying fewer sedans and more SUVs and crossovers. When they do buy sedans, they choose compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Mazda3. The best-selling midsize sedan in 2017 was the Toyota Camry which sold 14,574 units (a 7.1% drop) and didn’t even crack the top …
Comparative TestsMidsize Sedan Comparison Test: Camry, Sonata, Accord and Mazda6
It’s an immensely popular segment in North America—especially in the U.S.—but sales have been slowing down significantly in the past couple of years. Midsize sedans are being traded in for sport-utility vehicles which are considered more practical. But not necessarily so. After all, a midsize sedan offers plenty of room …
Test Drives2017 Mazda6: It's Time for a Change
The 2017 Mazda6 you see here has everything going against it to be a sales success. First, it’s a sedan, a breed of cars that’s taking a solid hit to the SUV onslaught we’ve been seeing in recent years. Second, it’s red, not the most popular colour—people only seem to …
Test Drives2016 Mazda6: Love The Drive, Sweating The (High-Tech) Details
Family cars don't have to be fun to drive, but they should be, shouldn't they? The idea of rewarding shoppers for nixing the dulled-down dynamics of an SUV sits well with me, but alas, functionality and appliance-like reliability are more endearing catchwords to those shopping for a daily commuter. Fortunately, …
Test Drives2014 Mazda6: Find Out Why!
The definitive version of the Mazda6 was unveiled in January 2013 and it impressed the public right from the get-go. One of the big stars of the Paris Auto Show in September 2012, this elegant sedan features a stylish shape and several innovative technical solutions. Back then, it joined the …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Mid-Size Sedans
While mid-size sedans were once extremely popular in Quebec, today drivers in our province prefer compact cars. That said, this market is still very vibrant—and lucrative—in the rest of Canada and the United States. Our top pick in the mid-size sedan category is the 2014 Mazda6, which is not only …

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NewsMazda6 Bites the Dust in Canada, U.S.
Another car gets the axe. This one, frankly, is pretty sad news for driving enthusiasts. Mazda has just announced that the Mazda6 midsize sedan will not return in North America for the 2022 model year. Production for our market will end in July. In a statement, the company explained that …
NewsWill a Six-cylinder, RWD-equipped Mazda6 be More Popular?
As you know, midsize sedans are losing quite a bit of appeal these days, yet Asian and European automakers have no plan to abandon them like their American counterparts. For a while, we feared that Mazda would drop its entry. With just 1,402 units sold in Canada last year—down 39 …
Toronto2018 Mazda6: Pricing and Details Announced
Mazda’s midsize sedan benefits from an updated design for 2018, but also from a more powerful engine option in its higher-end trim levels. It made its Canadian debut at the Toronto Auto Show . First of all, the base MSRP of the new Mazda6 is set at $27,000 before freight …
NewsUpdates for the 2017 Mazda6
The critically acclaimed, but slow-selling Mazda6 midsize sedan gets a few new items for 2017, enhancing its dynamic driving characteristics and the refinement level of its cockpit. First of all, Mazda is adding its new G-Vectoring Control system to the Mazda6. It’s a technology developed to increase the stability and …
NewsDiesel Mazda6: Still In The Cards, But…
As soon as we heard about Mazda’s plan to launch a diesel-powered Mazda6, we were ecstatic: the midsize sedan is already dominating its segment, so a hyper-frugal version would cement its position at the top of the food chain. The original release was planned for 2013. We are now in …
Los AngelesRedesigned Mazda6 For 2016
Mazda used the Los Angeles Auto Show as an opportunity to unveil a redesigned version of their third-generation Mazda6. Changes are limited, but we can see a new front fascia, similar to the new CX-5. The antenna is now integrated into the roof, 19-inch wheels are now standard and there …

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