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10 things we learned about the Mazda 6

Date: 19 May 2017   |   Author: Alisdair Suttie

Category: Upper medium
Key rival: VW Passat
Model tested: 2.2 150 Sport Nav
Price as tested: £26,595

Classy and capable, but can a Mazda 6 saloon tempt in a market that prefers hatches, ponder Al Suttie.

1 - The best sellers in the upper medium sector are hatches, so is Mazda hampered with its saloon 6?

2 - With a 480-litre boot, it's not as generous as a Mondeo or Insignia, but it's long, wide and plenty big enough for most needs.

3 - Taller items will be tricky to fit in, but there's always the estate version for that, and the saloon does look good.


4 - Any other downsides to four doors instead of five? Not that we can see and there's loads of room front and rear.

5 - It's also very well made and has an air of sophistication in here that's missing from its Ford and Vauxhall rivals.

6 - That comes through in the way the Mazda drives, too, as it feels lithe and limber on twisting roads.


7 - Head onto the motorway or into town and it's equally adept with a superb ride and handling balance.

8 - The 2.2-litre turbodiesel has sufficient oomph for all occasions and the manual six-speeder is slick.

9 - One point that irked was the over-keen automatic central locking that secured the car between getting out and trying to open the boot.

10 - Other than that, and residuals that trail the class leaders, the Mazda is a saloon-sized solution in a hatchback world.