The 2021 Mazda6 is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Powering the base and Sport models is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The other trim levels get a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that’s good for 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both units send power to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.
The base Sport trim comes with G-Vectoring Control Plus, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, self-leveling LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other standard features include the MazdaConnect infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an audio system with six speakers, and HD radio.
The 2021 Mazda6 gets excellent fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway.* The turbocharged engine returns 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway.*
The 2021 Mazda6 received the highest rating of five stars by the NHTSA for overall safety. As of this writing, the the 2021 Mazda6 hasn’t been tested by the IIHS. We expect the score to be the same as last year, when the Mazda6 received the organization’s highest recognition as a Top Safety Pick+ model, with the best marks of Good in all crash tests.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.