2018 Mazda 6  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#40 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#100 of all 2018 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. The Mazda 6 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 Mazda 6 has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2018 Mazda 6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0492% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6202%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0492% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6202% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Mazda 6 is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Mazda 6 is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 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.

8271Mitsubishi OutlanderNissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatMazda 6Toyota CamryHonda AccordGMC TerrainFord FusionKia OptimaV. Golf SportWagenChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Mazda 6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 82. The 2018 Mazda 6 is less safe than the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 GMC Terrain, the 2018 Honda Accord, and the 2018 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

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