2020 Mazda 6  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#43 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#104 of all 2020 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. The Mazda 6 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Mazda 6 is 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 2020 Mazda 6 has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mazda 6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0432% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9372%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0432% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9372% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mazda 6 is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Mazda 6 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8858Nissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuHonda CivicVolkswagen PassatKia OptimaHyundai SonataFord FusionSubaru OutbackMazda 6Subaru LegacyHonda AccordBuick RegalComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mazda 6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2020 Mazda 6 is safer than the 2020 Nissan Altima, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Honda Civic, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, the 2020 Kia Optima, and the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and less safe than the 2020 Ford Fusion. It is about as safe as the 2020 Honda Accord, the 2020 Subaru Legacy, and the 2020 Subaru Outback.

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