The Mazda6 has a starting price of $21,945, which is below average for the class. Even if you add the $1,050 automatic transmission to the base Sport model – bringing your total to $22,995 – you’re still paying below the class average. However, standard features are similar to class rivals, such as the Ford Fusion, and include a rearview camera, an infotainment system with a touch screen, smartphone integration capabilities, and a six-speaker stereo system. The base model doesn’t come with any safety features besides a rearview camera, but you can add rear parking sensors for an additional $475, still keeping you about $950 under the class average starting price.
However, upgrading to the Mazda6’s midlevel Touring trim will get you the best deal. With a starting price of $24,195 it is about $230 less than the class average starting price, and it adds safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and Smart City Brake Support, which provides automatic emergency braking at speeds between 2 and 19 mph. You won’t get blind spot monitoring in the Subaru Legacy until you’re paying almost $30,000.
The top-of-the-line Mazda6 Grand Touring model costs $6,500 more than the Touring, but you get comfort features like heated front seats, a moonroof, and leather upholstery. You also get navigation, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, and additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition. You can get features like a moonroof and a Bose sound system in the Touring trim with a package that’s $1,325. For $1,425 you can also get a package that includes heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and heated side mirrors. Adding both of these packages to the Touring trim brings the price to $26,945, which is less than the Grand Touring trim, and you still get similar features. However, you do miss out on the additional safety features.
The 2017 Mazda6 base Sport model costs $21,945. It comes with a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is available for $1,050. Standard features include push-button start, Bluetooth phone and audio, a six-speaker stereo, auxiliary and USB ports, a rearview camera, and a MazdaConnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display, a multifunction control knob, voice commands, internet radio compatibility, HD Radio, and hands-free text messaging. For $550, you can add Mazda Mobile Start, which allows you to start the car with your smartphone, and for $475 you can add rear parking sensors.
The 2017 Mazda6 Touring trim starts at $24,195. It comes standard with base trim features, plus dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and leatherette upholstery. Standard safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and Smart City Brake Support, which provides automatic emergency braking at speeds between 2 and 19 mph. A $1,325 package adds a moonroof, an 11-speaker Bose stereo, and satellite radio. You can add adaptive LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and heated front seats for $1,425.
Mazda6 Grand Touring
The top-of-the-line 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring trim is priced at $30,695. It comes standard with lower trim features and adds a six-speed automatic transmission, a moonroof, adaptive LED headlights, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, navigation, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, an 11-speaker Bose stereo, and satellite radio. Standard safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition, which is a feature that recognizes traffic signs – including speed limit signs, stop signs, and no entry signs – and alerts you via the driver’s display screen. A Premium package is available for $2,500 and adds heated rear seats, a regenerative engine braking system, leather-trimmed sport seats, and a heated steering wheel.