Mazda 6: 2020
The Mazda 6 is a mid-size passenger sedan that has been an integral part of Mazda’s vehicle line-up since its initial release on the mainstream auto market in 2002. The Mazda 6 model is now in its third generation and has undergone many updates, upgrades, and redesigns throughout the past two decades—almost—since it first hit the market. For the 2020 model year, the Mazda 6 is available in 5 different trim levels—the Mazda 6 Sport, the Mazda 6 Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve, and the Mazda 6 Signature. The starting price of the 2020 Mazda 6 is
refreshingly affordable at just under $25,000 for the Mazda 6 Sport base model.
While the higher and more expensive trim levels—the starting price of the Mazda 6 Signature is over $36,000—naturally come with additional and upgraded features, even the base model of the 2020 Mazda 6 includes a variety of built-in upscale features and
amenities. These built-in base model features include a host of active safety and driver-assistance features, a top-of-the-line Mazda Connect infotainment system, and luxurious interior leather detailing inside the cabin.
Why Buy the Mazda 6?
The Mazda 6 is a popular car for many reasons. Although it is marketed primarily as a family sedan, it is actually a very versatile vehicle. Both functional and genuinely fun to drive, the Mazda 6 brings more to the table than you would expect from a classic
mid-size family sedan. With the Mazda 6 on the market, you don’t have to choose between a practical family vehicle and a stylish, sporty car that is enjoyable to drive.
The Mazda 6 offers the best of both worlds with plenty of power and speed, a fashionable exterior, a comfortable and spacious interior with an upscale feel, and impressive fuel economy compared to similar models within its vehicle class. Whether you’re a family-oriented driver or a single commuter, the 2020 Mazda 6 could be the right choice for you if you’re in the market for a new mid-size sedan. Keep reading to learn more about the newest updates, upgrades, and features that make the 2020 Mazda 6 so special.
What’s New for 2020?
There are actually few features of the Mazda 6 that are completely brand new for the 2020 model year, which is unsurprising considering that the Mazda 6 has been the subject of several major upgrades over the past few years—including 3 complete redesigns.
Due to the amount of effort Mazda has poured into upgrading and redesigning the Mazda 6 over the past few years, it makes sense that the multinational automaker made the executive decision to keep the list of new and updated features added to the Mazda 6 short for the 2020 model year. The Mazda 6 was updated for the 2018 model year with a brand-new engine option—a turbocharged 2.5-L, 4-cylinder engine that is both more efficient and more powerful than
the model’s previously available engine option. All Mazda 6 models since 2018—including the 2020 Mazda 6 model—are available with this upgraded optional engine.
For the 2020 model year, the Mazda 6’s bottom three trim levels—Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring—feature a naturally-aspirated 2.5-L inline-four engine that offers 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2020 Mazda 6’s top two trim levels—the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature—come with a turbocharged 2.5-L, 4 cylinder engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
Other features that are brand new for 2020 are primarily cosmetic and very minor.
Two of the most notable new features for the 2020 model year include a new key fob and updated badge for the sedan’s higher trim levels. All trim levels of the Mazda 6 also rose by $200 each for the 2020 model year, putting the starting prices of each trim level at $24,920 for the Sport, $27,520 for the Touring,
$30,620 for the Grand Touring, $33,120 for the Grand Touring Reserve, and $36,220 for the Signature trim level. However, this slight hike in prices is in line with annual inflation and isn’t significant enough to be a major deterrent for most buyers.