The biggest car in the Japanese marque’s fleet, the Mazda6 has the kind of attributes that make it appeal to go-getting executives and fashion-conscious families alike. This fun-to-drive car can be selected as a four-door saloon or five-door estate too.
The handsome Mazda3 rides on lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, which don’t just catch the eye but help deliver noteworthy efficiency. Other head-turning features include colour-coded door mirrors (which are power-operated, heated and fitted with integrated indicators) that match the vehicle’s high-gloss paint finish perfectly.
While there’s room for five inside, the saloon version is especially suited to accommodating young families. The estate model, on the other hand, provides more than enough space for three adults in its rear compartment. The sedan’s 480-litre boot space increases to a not-inconsiderable 1,632-litre capacity with rear seats reclined. The sedan model, meanwhile, possesses a minimum-capacity 506-litre luggage space, which rises to 1,648 litres with rear seats flipped.
Entry-level Mazda6 models feature a 2.0-litre 145bhp petrol engine as standard. This manages up to 51.4mpg, produces a 129g/km CO2 emission figure, and allows the car to go from 0-60mph in approximately 9.3 seconds. The most cost-effective option is a 2.2-litre 150bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 68.9mpg and produces emissions as low as 107g/km. The same engine also delivers 0-60mph in less than nine seconds.
The Mazda6 features two-zone climate control and all-round power-operated windows as standard, making it easy to establish an ideal cabin temperature. A minimum six-speaker audio system is included too, comprising DAB radio, an FM/AM tuner and an MP3-compatible CD player. AUX and USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity also feature as standard – the latter enabling music streaming and hands-free telephony.
The vehicle boasts a maximum five-star crash-test rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is one of many driver aids and protective features. AEB uses the car’s front-mounted camera to monitor vehicular activity ahead. If a potential collision is detected, the driver is warned and braking pressure is applied automatically.
If you like the sound of the Mazda6 saloon or estate, please get in touch with us as soon as you’re ready to make your test drive appointment.