Mazda6 Estate Review

Mazda6 Estate
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The Mazda6 estate’s luggage capacity has improved over the previous model, with one of the segment’s widest openings (1,066mm), its load floor is 45mm longer (1,926 mm) than the outgoing estate (with the rear seats folded) and has a maximum load volume of 1,751 litres - with the seats up 519 litres.

The Mazda6 estate’s luggage capacity has improved over the previous model, with one of the segment’s widest openings (1,066mm), its load floor is 45mm longer (1,926 mm) than the outgoing estate (with the rear seats folded) and has a maximum load volume of 1,751 litres - with the seats up 519 litres.

As you would expect on a Sport model there are all round electric windows, power fold in mirrors, auto-dipping interior mirror, auto-on headlights and rain sensitive windscreen wipers.

The dual climate control enables the driver and front seat passenger to set their own temperature preference and they also get two stage heated front seats for those cold mornings.

On the steering wheel you can control the audio system, the Bluetooth telephone system, cruise control and you can step though the trip control functions.

The Mazda6 Sport estate has Bi-Xenon head lamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFS) and cornering lights as standard. The adaptive front lighting system monitors the steering input to adjust the headlights to the direction of travel, to see around bends, it can be switched off. The cornering lights utilise the front fog lights to illuminate the direction of turn at low speeds or when pulling out of junctions.  There does seem to be a problem at the moment with Mazda6’s as you cannot switch off the headlights, even though the car has auto on headlights. We were assured by our local dealer that there is a fix on the way to cure this problem.

Between the front seats there is a useful storage box with a tray that will house an iPod, inside the box there is a 12v socket and a line-in socket for your iPod or mp3 player. It is a shame that the audio system cannot control the iPod.

The standard audio fitment is a BOSE premium audio system with 8 speakers and 6 disc in-dash auto-changer. The audio quality is very good for standard fitment although it needs quite of a bit of volume to really enjoy it. There is also Bluetooth telephone functionality which allows you to pair your Bluetooth phone to the car, this enables you to make and receive phone calls without touching your handset. You can also make and control calls using your voice - it worked well and it was very easy to pair our phones to the car. Once set up as long as you have Bluetooth enabled on your phone, it will connect as soon as it is in range.

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Mazda Mazda6 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda6 2.5 Sport Estate
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourStormy Blue Mica
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.3 Seconds
Top Speed 135 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.2 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined34.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year or 60,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 05/08/08)£20,340 OTR (Test car £20,715 includes £375 Mica Paint)

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