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.
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Only the Mazda 6 Tourer’s overly firm ride prevents us from recommending it over a Ford Mondeo Estate.
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There are 12 Mazda 6 versions available
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:
Just a quick update as I now regret getting this car. Mazda have still not fixed the infotainment system, and looks like if they do it probably wont…
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…
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…
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…