My test car was a 2018 Mazda 6 Signature finished in Snowflake White Pearl Metallic with a Chestnut Brown Nappa leather interior. The Signature trim acts as the most luxurious in the range with a starting price of $34,750. Mazda doesn’t really do expensive option packages, so my tester only had a small amount tacked on to the price in the form of a cargo mat ($75), Snowflake White paint ($200), scuff plates ($125), and a delivery fee ($890), bringing the as-tested price up to $36,040.
The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv producing 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque going out to front-wheel-drive. The base Sport trim starts at a reasonable $23,000 and is the only trim level to offer a six-speed manual transmission. The mid-level Touring trim costs $25,700 and adds niceties such as leatherette seats, a power driver’s seat, moonroof, heated seats, and radar cruise control. If you can live without the turbocharged power, the Touring trim seems like an excellent value among the 6 range.