Mazda has always produced some of the automotive industry’s best vehicles. The automaker recently stepped up its game and is now manufacturing cars and SUVs that provide levels of luxury that rival some luxury marques. A case in point is the 2021 Mazda6. This midsize sedan has sporty head-turning styling and driving dynamics that will enthrall automotive enthusiasts. Customers of the Mazda dealer near Tempe who have test-driven the 2021 Mazda6 tell us the steering is accurate, and the handling is the best in its class. The cabin is built with high-quality materials and effectively isolates noise from outside. Today’s drivers are looking for the latest technology features, and the Mazda6 doesn’t disappoint.
Buyers at the Mazda dealer serving Tempe can get the 2021 Mazda6 in one of five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. The base Sport trim and the Touring are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s tuned to put out 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims employ a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque (10 lb-ft more than last year’s model). Both engines are connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2021 Mazda6 is very fuel-efficient. The standard engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway, while the turbocharged engine checks in with 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway.*
The automotive media gives the 2021 Mazda6 high marks. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “The 2021 Mazda6 could easily be a midsize sedan from a premium marque. Going by the looks alone — including the elegant, high-quality interior — it’s clear the Mazda6 is in a different league than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Its clean lines seem timeless, and Mazda offers a gorgeous deep red metallic paint color that even appeals to people who don’t usually like red cars.”
Step into the Mazda6’s beautiful cabin, and you’ll be met with appointments that you’d expect to find in a car that’s much pricier. According to Car and Driver, the 2021 Mazda6 has the best interior in its class.
The Sport trim is the base model, but it still gets a nice list of standard features, including G-Vectoring Control Plus, self-leveling LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. Also standard are a six-speaker stereo setup, HD radio, the MazdaConnect infotainment system, an 8-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth.
Safety is important to anyone buying or leasing a new car. The 2021 Mazda6 received the top score of five stars from the NHTSA for overall safety. The IIHS hasn’t tested the 2021 Mazda6 as of this writing. However, last year’s model was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the organization, which gave it the highest rating of Good in all crash tests. Scores for 2021 should be identical to last year.
Safety is an important aspect of every new vehicle purchase. Buyers will be glad to learn the 2020 Mazda6 is very safe, having received the highest score of five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA. Meanwhile, the IIHS gave the 2020 Mazda6 it’s best rating of Good in all crash tests and named it one of its Top Safety Pick+ models.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.