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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Premacy is a reliable, well equipped and soft-riding MPV

Against It won't excite you, and rivals offer greater flexibility and refinement

Verdict It could be more practical, but it's cheap to own and should run and run

Go for… The 2.0-litre petrol if you can afford it; otherwise a 1.8

Avoid… The slow and noisy diesel, despite its tempting fuel economy

Mazda Premacy MPV
  • 1. Rear seats can be removed to create a generous load space, but you'll need somewhere to store them
  • 2. Listen out for the heat shield protecting the fuel tank, as it has been known to come loose and clatter
  • 3. The diesel engine has plenty of low-rev grunt, but it can get breathless at higher speeds
  • 4. The dashboard is dreary and the driving position would benefit from a reach-adjustable steering wheel
  • 5. If you can stretch to it, go for the 2.0-litre petrol rather than the 1.8
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