The interior layout, fit and finish
You won’t have much trouble getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Mazda 6 Tourer. There’s a height-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment on all models, plus a generous range to the rake and reach-adjustable steering wheel. If you opt for a Sport model or above, you get electrically adjustable front seats with driver’s side memory.
Visibility is fine, too, with relatively slim windscreen pillars and large door mirrors that let you spot what’s coming up alongside. You’ll also have little trouble keeping an eye on your speed because a standard head-up display projects how fast you’re going on to the windscreen, within your line of sight.
If you’re looking for a swanky-looking interior, the 6 Tourer should meet your expectations. There’s an attractive fusion of materials, including squidgy surfaces on the dashboard, gloss-black trims around the centre console and a smattering of chrome-effect details to top it all off.
It’s perhaps more visually appealing inside than a Skoda Superb Estate, but the interior doesn't feel quite as sturdily built, and the grainy infotainment graphics and old-fashioned dials (you need top-spec GT Sport for a digital driver’s read-out) make it feel a bit dated in comparison.