Safety

The Mazda6 features the normal array of airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side-curtain airbags. Stability control is also standard. The sedan received a top overall rating of Good in front and side-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but it received a Marginal overall score for rear-impact whiplash protection and an Acceptable rating in IIHS' new roof-crush test. Because of that roof-crush rating, the Mazda6 isn't an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2010 — as the Chevy Malibu, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Subaru Legacy and Volkswagen Passat are — but apart from its whiplash rating, its scores are good.

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    Interior
    The previous Mazda3's cabin was starting to show its age, but the redesigned interior for 2010 features significant revisions that result in a contemporary cabin. The gauges have red illumination, ...

    SeatWarmer
    Press the HI or LO side of the seat warmer switch with the ignition is switched ON. The indicator on the switch illuminates and the seat warms up. If a higher temperature is preferred, press th ...

    Audio Control Switch Operation (Steering Wheel)
    When the audio unit is turned on, operation of the audio unit from the steering wheel is possible. NOTE: Because the audio unit will be turned off under the following conditions, the switches wil ...