2021 Mazda 6 Sedan Safety and Reliability

Mazda 6 Sedan Reliability Rating

2021 Mazda 6 Sedan Safety

Thanks to a wide assortment of active and passive safety features, the 6 fared exceptionally well in crash tests. In the NHTSA's review of the Mazda 6, it attained the full five-star overall rating, while the IIHS gave the 2021 model a Top Safety Pick+ award. There are no restrictions on this award, and it applies to the entire lineup. These Mazda 6 ratings make the sedan a safe place to be in the unfortunate event of an accident.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2021 Mazda 6 Sedan Key Safety Features

On the traditional side, the Mazda 6 comes with six airbags, ABS, EBD, traction and stability control, and a rearview camera. Mazda is also extremely generous when it comes to driver-assistance features. Active cruise control with stop and go, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning are standard across the range. The Signature model adds a surround-view camera, parking sensors front and rear, and traffic sign recognition. Both the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature have a color head-up display.

Mazda 6 Sedan TrimsSportTouringGrand TouringGrand Touring ReserveCarbon EditionSignature
Back-Up CameraSSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSSSSN/A
Rear Parking AidN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AS
Blind Spot MonitorSSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSS

2021 Mazda 6 Sedan Reliability

The last recall for the Mazda 6 was in 2019, where a software error could cause the engine to stall. It has been recall-free since then, underscoring Mazda's reputation for excellent reliability. Also, because the 6 sedan has been on sale for some time, Mazda has had a lot of time to iron out the kinks.

As standard, the new Mazda 6 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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