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.
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 Trims||Sport||Touring||Grand Touring||Grand Touring Reserve||Carbon Edition||Signature|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S|
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.