The Mazda6's seats are comfortable and very supportive offering good lateral support.
Comfort and Refinement
The Mazda6's seats are comfortable and very supportive offering
good lateral support. The drivers seat has a flexible position with
an adjustment range of 260mm in length and 55mm in height.
Additionially the lumbar support proved to be very comfortable whilst driving long distances soothing an existing back problem. The leather covered steering wheel is also height adjustable by 45 mm to enable the driver to find the optimum driving position.
Power steering is standard throughout the range and cruise control is standard on the TS, TS2 and Sport models which proved excellent for relaxed Motorway driving.
The Mazda6's level of refinement is high and includes climate control air conditioning, electric tilt & slide sunroof, all round electric windows with one touch up and down driver's window, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, remote central door locking, clock, outside temperature gauge, touring computer, rear window demister, front door courtesy lamps, adjustable intermittent wipers, 6-disc CD auto changer and Bose premium audio system with radio and 7 speakers and steering wheel mounted audio controls.
The climate control air conditioning was particularly efficient and very easy to operate via large tactile dials - keeping you comfortably at your preferred temperature.
How It Looks -
The Mazda6's design is both bold and modern and is not to dissimilar to the Honda Accord. However, the Mazda6 incorporates the unmistakable Mazda family styling cues of subtly flared wheel arches, five-point grille and distinctive quad headlights which were very powerful.
Body coloured bumpers, door mirrors, door handles and side moulding's are standard. Tinted glass, front mud flaps and the standard 16" alloys wheels further accentuate the Mazda6's overall appearance.
Mazda Mazda6 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mazda Mazda Mazda6 2.0 TS2 Diesel|
|Body Type||5 Door Hatchback|
|Colour||Blue Pacific Mica|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.6 seconds|
|Top Speed||123 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||51.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-year/60,000 mile warranty 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 18/04/04)||£ 17,700|