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2024 Mazda 6 Sedan

2024 Mazda 6 Sedan exterior three-quarter view

Compared with other reasonably priced sedans, like the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, the Hyundai Sonata, the Skoda Octavia, and the Skoda Superb, the Mazda 6 Sedan is really good value for money.  Mazda has embedded some great new technology inside their Mazda 6 sedan and wagon, and for such a roomy, comfortable, stylish sedan, the Mazda 6 is hard to beat. 

The 2024 Mazda 6 Sedan delivers awesome fuel economy, ranging, on average, between 7 and 8 litres/100 km, depending on the model.  This also can drop to as low as 6 litres/100 km on the open road.  There are few FWD sedans that ride as comfortably and dynamically as a new Mazda 6, and even the considerably more expensive RWD BMW 3 and 5 Series, Audi’s 4 and 6, and other comparable Mercedes-Benz models are hard-pressed to better the nice driving experience of the new Mazda 6 Sedan.  All the instrumentation, the switchgear, and the driver’s displays are perfectly set up for clarity and ease of use.  The comfortable driving position and the way the car remains so composed on the road make driving the Mazda 6 a delight, making short work of a long-haul trip. 

Power delivery and response is smooth, and the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed sports automatic slickly selects the right gear for the occasion.  You can get yourself into a 2024 Mazda 6 Sedan via the base model Sport, which is currently priced around $40k at the time of writing.  Under the bonnet of this model is a smooth 2.5-litre ULP-91-octane fed motor with DOHC and VVT technology.  With up to 140 kW accessible, it is plenty powerful for covering the ground crisply and effortlessly.  There is up to 252 Nm of torque, which really pulls hard in the mid-range.  With active cruise control being a standard feature, travelling long and open sections of the highways in the new Mazda 6 is very relaxing, especially when you dial in the correct cruise control speed and sit back and enjoy the feeling.  If you give the Mazda 6 Sedan Sport the full weight of your right foot, you can scamper through the 0–100 km/h dash in a tad over 8 seconds. 

2024 Mazda 6 Sedan interior

The base model Mazda 6 Sedan feels well-appointed throughout the cabin, with features like DAB+ digital radio and six-speaker sound, speed-dependent volume control, two-zone climate control, a heads-up display, GPS satellite navigation, voice recognition, keyless entry and start, rain sensing wipers, a smart cloth trim for the seats, a leather steering wheel, metallic and gloss finish interior inserts, a speed limiter with a speed zone reminder, 12-volt auxiliary sockets, smartphone connection and integration, auxiliary input sockets for MP3/CD/cassette, auxiliary inputs for USB, and a iPodMP3 decoder being standard items.  The dash houses a handsome yet unobtrusive touchscreen centre stage, while there are easy-to-use more conventional climate control, fan, and stereo buttons below.  Steering wheel controls and electric windows, along with a premium fit and finish give the base Mazda 6 G25 Sport Sedan plenty of class.

Next in line comes the Mazda 6 G25 Touring Sedan, which has the same smooth powertrain as the aforementioned model, but adds some more goodies inside, with features like wireless phone connection and charging, an 11-speaker sound system, and partial leather trim available for your enjoyment. 

Where things change a little is when the next model, the Mazda 6 G35 GT SP Sedan, arrives on the scene.  This is a wonderful FWD driver’s car with as much as 173 kW of power on tap and a maximum of 420 Nm of torque pulling at just 2000 rpm.  The step up in power is thanks to the addition of turbo power to the standard 2.5-litre engine.  This is a quick car that is immensely rewarding to drive.  A 0–100 km/h sprint is over in around 7 seconds, while the car will happily run through to 240 km/h without raising a sweat.  The good news is that the fuel consumption still remains impressively low, with Mazda reckoning you should see an average of less than 8 litres/100km.  It has a similar spec to the Touring model below it. 

Next comes the two premium models of the Mazda 6 Sedan, the Atenza and the Anniversary.  These are the loaded Mazda 6 Sedans, so if you want the turbo power and all the goodies, these are the ones to gun for, and these also finish out the set of five Mazda 6 Sedan model variants. 

All 2024 Mazda 6 Sedans boast a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, so things like crash avoidance technology, collision mitigation (even in reverse gear), pedestrian avoidance technology, traction control, ABS, electronic stability control, hill hold assistance, lane keeping assist, front and rear cameras, and loads more are all standard features. 

Head and leg room are really good in both the front and rear seats, while a very healthy 506 litres of boot space can be manipulated via split-folding seats to open up as much as 1648 litres of storage.  A brand-new Mazda 6 Sedan comes with an excellent 5 year/unlimited km warranty, as well as 5 years of roadside assistance.  Mazda suggest that the 2024 Mazda 6 can run with service intervals of 15,000 km or 12 months, whichever comes first. 

You might think I like this car, and you’d be right.  This is definitely a highly recommended buy, particularly if you’re looking for a stylish dependable new sedan for this year.  Don’t forget that there is the wagon alternative, too.

2024 Mazda 6 Sedan side view

The 2024 Mazda 6 Sedan models include the:

  • Mazda 6 G25 Sport
  • Mazda 6 G25 Touring
  • Mazda 6 G35 GT SP (Turbo)
  • Mazda 6 G35 Atenza (Turbo)
  • Mazda 6 20th Anniversary (Turbo)

For any more information on the new Mazda 6 Sedan, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mazda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!