Mazda6 Estate Review (2005)

Mazda6 Estate
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The interior styling of the Mazda6 Estate is particularly impressive with the emphasis placed on functional and uncluttered switchgear.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling of the Mazda6 Estate is particularly impressive with the emphasis placed on functional and uncluttered switchgear. The cabin is spacious with a light and airy feel, the interior plastics are of a good quality and the dashboard and centre console feature metallic trim. The round side air vents have a look of the MX-5 about them and the instrument dials, door insert panels, air vents and gear shift trim have brushed aluminium surrounds.

The Mazda6's seat upholstery was a grey suede effect fabric with contrasting grey inserts. Both the seat fabric and carpets were of a good quality and should prove durable in the long term.

Infotainment
  • Single slot CD player with RDS radio and four speakers - Good sound quality with steering wheel mounted controls keeping your hands safely on the wheel
Rivals
  • Citroen C5 Estate, Ford Mondeo Estate, Honda Accord Tourer, Nissan Primera Estate, Peugeot 407 SW, Renault Laguna Sport Tourer, Toyota Avensis Tourer, Vauxhall Vectra Estate
What We Liked
  • Exterior and interior styling
  • Driving position
  • Ergonomics
  • Large load capacity
What We Disliked
  • Key fob fiddly to use
  • Low swooping roofline doesn't make it the easiest car to get in and out of
What We'd Like To See
  • EBA (emergency brake assist), DSC (dynamic stability control), TCS (traction control system) as standard
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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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