The Mazda6 or Mazda 6 (known as the Mazda Atenza in China and Japan) is a large family car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda since 2002, now in its third generation. It replaced the long-serving Mazda 626. The Mazda6 has sold over one million units worldwide since its introduction, hitting this sales milestone faster than all previous Mazdas.
The Mazda6 was second place in the 2003 European Car of the Year awards and made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 2003. The 2014 Mazda6 won a Motor Trend comparison against the 2013 Honda Accord Sport and 2013 Toyota Camry SE. The 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring also won in a comparison against the 2013 Honda Accord EX-L in the June 2013 issue of Car and Driver.
The Mazda6 currently races in the GTS class of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge. Mazda finished first in the manufacturer's championship standings. Mazda6 drivers also finished first and second in the Touring Car driver points.