Mazda6 Diesel Road Test (2009)

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Mazda Mazda6 Review

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Mazda have made a rather good job of screwing the Mazda6 together; the materials are first rate for a car of this class.

Rivals
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Honda Accord
  • Vauxhall Insignia
  • Volkswagen Passat
What We Liked
  • Exterior / interior styling
  • 2.2 litre diesel engine
  • Handling
  • RVM - Rear Vehicle Monitoring
  • What We Disliked
  • Road Noise
What We'd like To See
  • Reduction in road noise
  • It would be nice to see Satellite Navigation as standard on the top of the range car
Build Quality

Mazda have made a rather good job of screwing the Mazda6 together; the materials are first rate for a car of this class.

Value for Money

It is a very competitive market - the Mazda6 is a little cheaper than its arch rival the Honda Accord, which offers a slightly better specification but a less powerful engine.

Summary

It is a tough market for the Mazda6, especially when you consider the competition, Ford's Mondeo and Vauxhall's excellent Insignia lead the way. The Mazda '6' is more of a niche car and has a devoted and loyal fan base. We liked it and it would be a very difficult decision as to which car we would buy as they are all excellent in their own right but the Mazda6 does have a rather good diesel engine under the bonnet - so it is worth taking a careful look at them all.

17 July 2009 Melanie Carter
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Mazda Mazda6 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda6
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourAurora Blue Mica
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.3 seconds
Top Speed 135 mph
  
Transmission6 Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban39.8 mpg
Extra Urban60.1 mpg
Combined50.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group13
Euro NCAP Rating4 Star
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 17/07/09)£21,955

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