2021 Mazda 6  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#37 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#95 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Mazda 6
The 6, part of Mazda's lineup since 2003, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Mazda 6 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Mazda 6 has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Mazda 6 is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Mazda 6 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Mazda 6: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. High-Beam Control System (HBC) are optional on the 2021 Mazda 6. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8464Chevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaKia K5Volkswagen PassatHyundai SonataToyota CamrySubaru OutbackAcura ILXMazda 6Mazda 3Subaru LegacyHonda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Mazda 6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2021 Mazda 6 is safer than the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Nissan Altima, the 2021 Kia K5, the 2021 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. It is about as safe as the 2021 Honda Accord, the 2021 Subaru Legacy, the 2021 Mazda 3, the 2021 Acura ILX, the 2021 Subaru Outback, and the 2021 Toyota Camry.

Find another model