Mazda 6 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Costs & verdict

Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 front right cornering
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 rear cornering
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 rear seats
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 right tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 left tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 front left tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 badge detail
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior front seats
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior steering wheel
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior detail
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 boot open
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 front right cornering
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 rear cornering
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 rear seats
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 right tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 left tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 front left tracking
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 badge detail
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior front seats
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior steering wheel
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior detail
  • Mazda 6 saloon 2021 boot open
What Car?’s 6 deals
New car deals
Save up to £1,756
Target Price from £25,633
Save up to £1,756
or from £280pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Used car deals
From £10,250
Leasing deals
From £313pm

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The lack of diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for the Mazda 6 means that its economy and emissions look very high in a class that’s dominated by those more efficient engine types.

The most frugal member of the 6 family is also our favourite – the 2.0-litre petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox. It manages 152g/km regardless of which of the two power outputs you go for. We don’t yet have True MPG figures available for this engine, but the official economy of 42.2mpg is a long way off what the Skoda Superb 1.5 TSI manages.

Mazda as a brand finished in an impressive eighth place out of 30 manufacturers in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – above Skoda in 12th. The 6 comes with a three-year or 60,000-mile warranty.

The 6 gets a full five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP. The adult and child occupancy scores are very good for the class but the pedestrian protection is only average, and slightly behind that of the Skoda Superb Estate. Safety kit is impressive, and includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.

Mazda 6 saloon 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Mazda 6 is a well-rounded and appealing car, but it’s not as spacious or quite as good to drive as its rivals

  • Pleasant and fun to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Very well equipped
  • Firm low-speed ride
  • Handling not as precise as some rivals
  • Boot is on the small side in the class
New car deals
Save up to £1,756
Target Price from £25,633
Save up to £1,756
or from £280pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Used car deals
From £10,250
Leasing deals
From £313pm