2020 Mazda6 Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO
A Refined Sedan with a side order of Zoom
By Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel
The 2020 edition of the Mazda 6 has a small handful of changes from last years model which makes a lot of sense when you already have a good looking car that is fun to drive. Like they say, "if it's not broken, don't fix it."
There are two power systems of the 6 to choose from under the hood. There's the 2.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated power plant producing 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. There is also he turbocharged version yielding 250 hp and 310 lb-ft. Both are connected to a front wheel drive six-speed automatic gearbox. The driving experience is quite Mazda, smooth with precise steering and braking, all the while ready to perk up and pass slower traffic. The non turbo model gets the best gas mileage: 26/35/29 mpg city/highway/combined, as well as range at 475.
The Mazda 6 interior gets high marks in fit and finish and materials. It is also designed to feel roomier than it actually is with good headroom. The Signature gets premium upholstery with soft Nappa leather. The doors open wide for easy access. Visibility is quite good except for the rear which is handled by the rear camera. The trunk space is 14.7 cubic feet.
The 2020 Mazda 6's safety ratings are brilliant, with the NHTSA giving a top score of five stars overall and the IIHS crowning the 6 as a 2020 Top Safety Pick+, and awarding it top scores of Good in all six evaluations.
Not everyone needs an SUV, so if sedans fit you best, plop yourself into the new 6 for a test drive, it could leave you with a smile on your face.