2017 Mazda 6 Review


The Mazda 6 large family car tops the Japanese brand’s range. It’s not the newest car in its class but it has always been one of the best – and after updates in 2016, it can still compete with newer rivals such as the Skoda Superb, Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat. Originally launched in 2013, and available as a stylish saloon or Tourer estate, it’s the third generation of Mazda 6. Using Mazda’s so-called 'KODO – Soul of Motion' design theme and high-efficiency SkyActiv diesel and petrol engines, it’s a good choice for private and fleet buyers.


Body Style: Saloon and Tourer estate            Seats: 5                               MRP from £19,995 - £29,295


Did you know? The Mazda 6 won the Best Family Car category in 2013 and 2014 at the Auto Express awards

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.75/10)

The distinctive and safe Mazda 6 should be on the shortlist for families and business executives looking for a competitively-priced big new car with kerb appeal. Available as a spacious saloon or Tourer, it has great presence, a quality feel, and it handles well. Priced from £19,995, the Mazda 6 has a strong but limited range of SkyActiv petrol and diesel engines. The 150hp diesel is especially frugal and capable of 68.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 107g/km.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology &am...