Flash Drive

2020 Mazda6

Model Tested: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

The 2020 Mazda6 sedan is very handsomely styled outside and inside.

Engine:2.5-liter turbocharged I-4, 227 or 250 horsepower, 310 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 23-mpg city, 31-mpg highway, 26-mpg combined

Base Price: $35,300

As Tested: $36,915


Smooth, very pleasant highway ride

Nice blend of luxury and sportiness

Crisp, athletic handling

Premium gas boosts horsepower to 250

The Mazda6 makes up to 250 hp on premium fuel, which makes it great fun to drive on wide open roads.

Impressive torque rating

Good fuel economy for a non-hybrid—our best was 29.2-mpg

Sport mode switch on console makes noticeable difference

Lots of excellent safety features

Five star safety rating


High quality interior materials

Super stretch-out driver and front passenger legroom

Driver power lumbar support

Three temp heated and ventilated front seats

The Mazda6 interior favors front seat occupants with great legroom and comfortable seats.

Ample headroom

Very nice smooth leather steering wheel

Good range tilt/telescopic column

Rear seats are tight unless front seats are moved up

Heated rear seats (3 temperatures)

Tall floor tunnel affects rear middle position comfort


Split folding rear seats have slight incline

Big, wide pass-through for cargo carrying flexibility

A large infotainment screen and easy to use controls are a big plus.

Large, wide trunk with flat floor

Medium front door bins

Small, but deep console bin

Open storage in front of shifter

Medium non-locking glovebox

Good size infotainment screen with easy to use control dial

Small rear door bins

Padded rear armrest has very shallow storage compartment

WOW Factors:

Handsome contemporary styling

Excellent head up display

High quality, comfortable interior belies affordable price

The 2020 Mazda6 is a good city car as well as an excellent touring sedan.

Fun to drive


Rear seat short on legroom

Could use more small item storage

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Mazda6 Signature is a prime example of why not everyone wants an SUV. The Mazda6 does everything very well at an attractive price. The Mazda6 is roomy, pretty sporty, fun to drive and great for long trips. It gets strong fuel economy for a non-hybrid. The loaded Mazda6 Signature hits above its weight class in terms of build quality and upscale features.