Read any review of the 2016 Mazda 6 and all one would be able to find is praise for the mid-size sedan. From its performance dynamics to its power, to its tech features and styling, Mazda’s flagship sedan ticks all the right boxes.
So it is quite mystifying how the Mazda 6 continues to decline in sales, especially against less attractive alternatives such as the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.
As of April this year, sales of the sedan totaled up to only 14,212 units, down significantly from the same period in 2015 which saw it sales reach 21,395 units.
Its current sales figure represents only about 2 percent of the entire sedan segment, which isn’t even growing as much as the pickup or crossover segments. If you’re looking to get a new sedan, you certainly cannot go wrong with the Mazda 6, even though at this stage it can be considered the hipster’s choice.
As a refresher to what it offers, the Mazda 6 delivers 184hp and 185lb-ft torque from a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. It has a fuel economy rating of 25mpg city and 37mpg highway, which translates to 31mpg combined. The starting price of the Mazda flagship is $21,500.