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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mazda 6 2.2D - 7th Report

Date: 21 January 2014   |   Author: Tristan Young

P11D price: £26,290

Sometimes you forget how well-specified cars are, particularly those in the corporate market that need to offer value to remain appealing to the cost-conscious fleet manager as well as the driver.

Our Mazda 6 is a case in point. As it's the Sport Nav trim level you want for nothing in terms of goodies. But you can become blasé about these things.

A recent drive of a car costing well over twice the price of the 6 bought this home. The Mazda comes with heated, memory seats with lumbar adjustment, which weren't standard on the £60,000 motor.

And while the more expensive car had parking sensors (and was monumentally faster), it didn't, unlike the 6, have a reversing camera, allowing me to become used to seeing what was behind.

The only downside is that the lens needs regular wiping because it attracts dirt that, in low light levels, quickly obscures your view.

The other useful thing is the lines on the screen, which guide you into your parking space and show how far back you can go and still open the boot.


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