Mazda 6 Signature Gallery
2020 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

2020 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 681

Fuel used: 24.8 gallons

CG Report Card
Room and ComfortB+
Power and PerformanceB+
Fit and FinishA
Fuel EconomyB+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big GuyA-
Tall GuyB+
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester.
Engine Specs250-hp 2.5L
Engine Typeturbo 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Drive WheelsFront-wheel drive

Real-world fuel economy: 27.5 mpg

Driving mix: 30% city, 70% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 23/31/26 (city/highway/combined)

Fuel type: Premium gas recommended

Base price: $35,300 (not including $920 destination charge)

Options on test car: Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint ($595), carpeted cargo mat ($100)

Price as tested: $36,915


Quick Hits

The great: Roomy interior, upscale cabin trim, refined powertrain

The good: Fuel economy

The not so good: Small center console, limited outward visibility from the back seats

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CG Says:

Is the current-generation Mazda 6 the best-looking mainstream-brand midsize sedan you can buy today? Styling is always a debatable topic, but at least a couple of our Consumer Guide editors say yes. After more than half a decade after its introduction as a 2014 model, the Mazda 6 compares favorably—stylistically and otherwise—to newer-design class rivals, thanks in part to the car’s substantial refresh for the 2018 model year. At Consumer Guide, we’ve had our share of Mazda 6 test vehicles, and for the last three years, they’ve been nearly identically equipped—all were top-line Signature models in Mazda’s dazzling Soul Red Crystal Metallic extra-cost paint.

The 6 ‘s substantial update for 2018 included the addition of the upscale Signature trim level and availability of a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower on premium fuel and 227 hp on regular gas. Given that the 6 saw no significant changes for the 2019 and 2020 model years, we’ll refer you to our review of a 2018 Signature model and our cross-country road trip in a 2019 Signature for more details.

For 2021, the Mazda 6 gets minor updates that include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard equipment and the addition of a specially trimmed Carbon Edition appearance package that comes with Polymetal Gray paint and blacked-out trim elements. Signature models gain a driver-attention monitor and rear automatic braking.

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