2010 Mazda 6  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#29 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#62 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Mazda 6
The 6, a mainstay of Mazda's lineup since 2003, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The 6 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mazda 6 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mazda 6 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mazda 6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0484% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5328%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0484% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5328% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mazda 6 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Mazda 6 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9041Kia OptimaHyundai SonataMitsubishi GalantChevrolet MalibuToyota CamryMazda 6Chrysler SebringFord FusionMercury MilanDodge AvengerPontiac G6Honda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mazda 6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 90. The 2010 Mazda 6 is safer than the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2010 Honda Accord, the 2010 Pontiac G6, the 2010 Dodge Avenger, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Ford Fusion, and the 2010 Chrysler Sebring and less safe than the 2010 Toyota Camry.

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