2017 Mazda 6  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#61 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2017 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it 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 2017 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 2017 Mazda 6 has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mazda 6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0511% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8333%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0511% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8333% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mazda 6 is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Mazda 6 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mazda 6 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8263Honda AccordChevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaNissan RogueMazda 6Chrysler 200Ford FusionKia OptimaV. Golf SportWagenToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mazda 6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 82. The 2017 Mazda 6 is safer than the 2017 Honda Accord, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2017 Nissan Altima and less safe than the 2017 Kia Optima, the 2017 Ford Fusion, and the 2017 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2017 Toyota Camry.

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