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Used test: Mazda 6 vs Skoda Superb: verdict

Buy either of these smart and spacious executive cars at four 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

The Mazda 6 is cheaper to buy than the Skoda Superb, not to mention more fuel efficient and reliable. It's also a quiet cruiser, yet handles corners with tidy handling. 

However, the Superb is, well, exactly that – and it's worth the extra cash in our view. 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.

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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? rating 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Mazda 6

Mazda 6 driving

For The quieter car; strong in-gear acceleration; classy interior
Against More expensive to insure; poor rear head room; not as well equipped 

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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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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