A mid-size sedan with seating for up to five passengers, the 2010 Mazda MAZDA6 offers sporty style and a range of well-equipped trims to choose from. The smaller engine choice is a 170 hp 2.5L four-cylinder which is offered with either a slick-shifting six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. A 272 hp 3.7L V6 is also available and pairs only with a six-speed automatic transmission. The MAZDA6 is rated at 29 mpg on the highway, making it quite efficient.Read more Read less
The mid-size MAZDA6 sedan carries into 2010 with no significant changes, after being completely redesigned for 2009. Last year, the MAZDA6 had become significantly larger and had gained a new engine lineup, along with upgraded technology features and options.
Great ride and handling; fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine; class-leading acceleration with V6; top safety; standout tech features
The previous version of the MAZDA6 was already established as an fun-to-drive mid-size sedan. With the new version that went on sale last year, Mazda makes the 6 especially spacious and safe, with a more luxurious interior and some useful new tech features. The automaker says that the MAZDA6 is the only car in its class to achieve top 5-star results in all five tests from the federal government--including rollover. The MAZDA6 also has class-leading cargo volume, according to the manufacturer, the best coefficient of drag in its class, along with the tightest turning circle. Additionally, it's the first car in its class to have an optional blind spot monitoring system. The base 6 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission standard and is one of the lowest-priced mid-size sedans in its class, along with providing fuel-efficiency and a high fun-to-drive factor.