What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For The 6 is well made, affordable and roomy. It's also sweet to drive and good-looking

Against The ride is often over-firm in town and the car can be noisy on the motorway. Hatchback is better, too.

Verdict It does most things well and almost nothing badly, so it makes a fine second-hand buy

Go for… 1.8 TS

Avoid… 2.3 MPS

Mazda 6 Saloon
  • 1. S trim is at the bottom of the range, but still has plenty of kit, including air-con and a CD player
  • 2. A few owners have reported clutch failure on both diesels and petrols with fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock
  • 3. The view out of the back is limited by the high bootline, making reversing tricky
  • 4. The boot is a good size and the seats drop quickly at the touch of single button if you need to extend the space
  • 5. Rear-seat accommodation is comfortable; three will fit across
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