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For Low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions make the Mazda 6 Tourer affordable to run as either a private or a company car. The 148bhp diesel engine is seriously strong and flexible.

Against The 6’s high-speed ride is too firm, which is a big problem in a car that’ll do lots of motorway miles. Cabin quality isn’t great, either.

Mazda 6 Tourer
44 5stars

Only the Mazda 6 Tourer’s overly firm ride prevents us from recommending it over a Ford Mondeo Estate.

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The full Mazda 6 review


There are 12 Mazda 6 versions available

Tourer 2.0 145 SE-L 5dr £21,315
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 145 SE-L Nav 5dr £22,015
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 SE 5dr £22,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 SE Nav 5dr £23,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 SE-L 5dr £23,595
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 165 Sport 5dr £24,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav 5dr £24,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 165 Sport Nav 5dr £24,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 Sport 5dr £25,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 175 Sport 5dr £26,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 150 Sport Nav 5dr £26,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2D 175 Sport Nav 5dr £27,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

With such impressive performance and fuel economy, the new Mazda 6 has one of the finest four-cylinder diesel engines we’ve ever tried. It also looks good, is smart enough inside and should hold on to its value far better than a Ford Mondeo Estate – making it worthy of consideration not only as a company car, but also as a private buy.

This is particularly true of the entry-level 148bhp diesel in entry-level SE trim. It’s not only the most efficient version of the 6 Tourer, but it’s also relatively cheap to buy and comes well equipped, getting air-conditioning and a touch-screen infotainment system as standard.

Unfortunately, whichever version you choose, you’ll have to suffer can overly firm ride. To minimise this problem, stick with the smallest (17-inch) wheels, but even then make sure you test drive the car for an extended period before buying.

Reader test team says:

Mazda 6 Tourer 2.0 165 Sport Nav 5dr

I have had this car for around 5 months / 3500 miles. My impressions of the car have changed, from positive to negative. First the positives. You feel…

Mark Jones

2 out of 5 stars

Mazda 6 Tourer 2.2D 175 Sport Nav 5dr

Been the proud owner of the Sport 175 for just over a week, so early days yet. However, first impressions are that the ride quality on the 19" tyres…

Simon Causton

4 out of 5 stars

Mazda 6 Tourer 2.2D 175 Sport Nav 5dr

This is a great car to drive and the interior quality is several grades up from the previous 2010 6 I drove (2.2D 163). The one huge disappointment…

alex dalton

4 out of 5 stars

Mazda 6 Tourer 2.2D 175 Sport Nav 5dr

Having had the car for two weeks feel it's time I wrote this. Have to say ignoring some facts I love it - great car, use it for a mix of leisure and…

Daniel O'Connor

4 out of 5 stars
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