Mazda6 Estate Review (2005)

Mazda6 Estate
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The Mazda6 Estate 2.0 TS is powered by Mazda's 2.0i MZR petrol engine which produces 141 PS @ 6000 rpm enabling the Mazda6 Estate 2.0 TS to accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and continue to a top speed of 126 mph.

How It Drove - Performance

The Mazda6 Estate 2.0 TS is powered by Mazda's 2.0i MZR petrol engine which produces 141 PS @ 6000 rpm enabling the Mazda6 Estate 2.0 TS to accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and continue to a top speed of 126 mph.

Around town the Mazda6 Estate drove well - on A and B roads the pace was swift and acceleration was more than adequate. On the Motorway the Mazda6 Estate was clearly at home and cruised comfortably at legal speeds. Although, I did find myself slipping into 4th gear to keep a constant speed on steeper hills.

The 5-speed manual gearbox was excellent offering light and precise gear changes and the clutch was well-weighted.

How It Drove - Ride and Handling

The Mazda6 has been put through a rigorous quality assurance programme and the result is chassis and braking technology that rides well over all road surfaces and cushions the impact of the poorer ones whilst cosseting the occupants.

The long wheelbase and low centre of gravity enables the Mazda6 Estate to corner well (in our opinion it handles better than the Mazda6 hatchback) with minimal body roll and plenty of grip whilst retaining its composure and without compromising ride comfort. The downside is that we found the steering a little bit too light and lacking the degree of feedback that we would have liked to enjoy the car to its fullest.

Mazda have engineered the Mazda6 Estate for exceptional ride stability, which includes special reinforcements around the front suspension towers. Only when pushed hard did the steering begin to lack feedback and the vehicle begin to lose composure. However, this is to be expected as it is an Estate car and not a sports car, none of this would present a problem under normal driving conditions.

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Mazda Mazda6 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda6 Estate 2.0 TS
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourSilver Contrail Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.9 Seconds
Top Speed 126 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded - Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25 mpg
Extra Urban44.8 mpg
Combined34.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group9
Euro NCAP RatingMazda6 Saloon 4
Warranty3 years or 60,000 miles (whichever occurs first) from date of registration, with unlimited mileage in the first year
6-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year unlimited mileage paint and surface corrosion warranty
The Mazda 3-Year manufacturers warranty includes Mazda European Assistance
Price (when tested on the 21/02/05)£ 16,600

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