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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 6 - 10th Report

Date: 27 January 2014   |   Author:

Its shallow 300-litre boot was the driving factor for a car swap
Mileage: 7424
P11D price: £26,640
Our average consumption: 48.2mpg
Official combined consumption: 67.3mpg
Forecast CPM: 59.7p

As the regular custodian of BusinessCar's Vauxhall Ampera,I probably should have taken it away with me on holiday.

But its shallow 300-litre boot, rather than the inability to recharge for the best part of 800 miles, was the driving factor for a car swap, which meant getting my first experience of the new Mazda 6 Tourer for a week's break in Bridlington, Yorkshire.

So I loaded up the wife, two-year-old child and all the associated stuff that comes with taking that pair on a week away, and to be honest, I was impressed.

The car's not perfect - there's not enough stowage space in the cabin to comfortably house sunglasses, phones, keys, sweets and all the other stuff that finds its way into a car over the course of a week's holiday - but it drives well, looks great and we achieved 52.2mpg over the week.

The boot is far from the biggest in class, but the 506 litres just about swallowed everything when carefully packed.

The 6 is equally at home on the long schlep up the A1 or on the twistier rural Yorkshire roads, and looking at the 116g/km figure of our car, there's not much else around that's quite such an adept all-rounder.


  • The 6 is a great all-rounder
  • Needs better cabin storage space