Used test: Mazda 6 vs Skoda Superb verdict

Buy either of these smart and spacious executive cars at two years old and you'll save yourself a handsome sum, but which one makes the better buy? We have the answer.....

Mazda 6 vs Skoda Superb

Our verdict

Although it costs slightly more to buy at this age than the 6, our money would still go on the Superb. Its cavernous rear seat space and boot are simply unmatched in this class, while it rides very comfortably and feels classy inside. It’s more lavishly equipped, too.

But that doesn’t mean you should rule out the 6. It’s an impressive performer, a serious contender here and a great used buy. It isn’t quite as spacious as the Superb (few cars are, to be honest) and it isn't quite as comfortable, but it is the quieter car of the two, and we wouldn’t blame you a jot if you were seduced on the used car forecourt by its attractive sticker price.  

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1st – Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb driving

For Vast inside; well equipped; more comfortable
Against Grumbly engine; touchscreen is a bit low on the dash

What Car? raing 5 out of 5 stars

Read our full used Skoda Superb review >>

Mazda 6 driving

For The quieter car; strong in-gear acceleration; classy interior
Against Unruly handling on the limit; poor rear head room; not as well equipped 

What Car? raing 4 out of 5 stars

Read our full used Mazda 6 review >>

See how much you could save on a new Mazda 6 >>


Specifications: Mazda 6 2.2 Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav+

Engine size 2.2-litre diesel
Power 148bhp
Torque 280lb ft
0-60mph 9.5sec
Top speed 131mph
Fuel economy 64.2mpg (official average)
CO2 emissions 117g/km


Specifications: Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 150 SE L Executive

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel
Power 148bhp
Torque 251lb ft
0-60mph 9.3sec
Top speed 137mph
Fuel economy 65.7mpg (official average)
CO2 emissions 113g/km


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