The 2020 Mazda6 Gets A Few Minor Changes And A Small Price Hike

The 2020 model is $200 more expensive

2020 Mazda6 Signature

The 2020 Mazda6 continues on into the new model year with a few small changes, but nothing extreme. A full redesign is somewhere on the horizon, but even without it the Mazda6 is one of the best-looking, best-driving mainstream sedans in its class. The 2020 model will go on sale this fall with prices starting from $24,000.

Headlining changes — again, these are minor — include a revised key fob and a Signature badge on the trunk, like the one that sits on the top-spec CX-5 crossover.

Power still comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv-G engine, in naturally-aspirated and turbocharged versions. Sport and Touring models come with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature versions get the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Both engines mate up to a six-speed automatic transmission.

All 2020 Mazda6 models also come with the i-ActiveSense suite as standard equipment. That includes features like radar cruise control with stop and go functionality, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

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Features by trim

Even the base Mazda6 Sport comes well-equipped for that $24,000 price tag. Standard features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlights and taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. However, you do have to step up one model to the Touring to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Going for the 2020 Mazda6 Touring also gets you 19-inch wheels, heated leatherette seats, a power moonroof and two rear USB ports. Then, going up another level to the Grand Touring gets the turbocharged engine, heated mirrors, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Grand Touring Reserve adds an adaptive front lighting system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering whee. You also get a color head-up display, as well as a six-way power adjustable passenger seat and eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with a memory function.

Finally, there’s the Signature. For $35,300, Mazda adds a 7-inch digital instrument gauge display (though the entire gauge cluster isn’t digital), navigation, a 360-degree camera and parking sensors all around. You also get more luxuriousness by way of Japanese Sen wood trim, Nappa leather seats, a frameless rear-view mirror and the gunmetal front grille.

Here’s a complete pricing breakdown (excluding destination charges). Premium paint colors add anywhere from $200 to $595 to the price. Soul Red Crystal Metallic is the most expensive ($595), while Machine Gray Metallic costs $300 and Snowflake White Pearl Mica costs $200 more.

Check out full pricing and our comparison between the Mazda6 and Nissan Altima below:

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2020 Mazda6 pricing

Grand Touring$29,700
Grand Touring Reserve$32,200