Mazda6 Review

Mazda6 2.0 TS2 Diesel
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Mazda Mazda6 Review

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

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling of the Mazda6 was particularly impressive with the emphasis placed on functional and uncluttered switchgear. The cabin is spacious with a light and airy feel, the black interior plastic is of a good quality and the dashboard and centre console have a carbon fibre effect. 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 black nylon type 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
  • Bose Premium Audio System with in-dash 6-disc CD player/Radio, seven speakers and separate amplifier. Excellent sound quality with speed sensitive volume and steering wheel mounted controls keeping your hands safely on the wheel.
Rivals
  • Citroen C5, Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, Nissan Primera, Renault Laguna, Toyota Avensis & Vauxhall Vectra.
What We Liked
  • Exterior and interior styling
  • Fuel economy
  • Cruise control standard
  • Bose Sound System
  • The innovative 'Karakuri' rear seats
What We Disliked
  • Key fob fiddly to use
  • Low swooping roofline doesn't make it the easiest of cars to get in and out of
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Mazda Mazda6 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMazda Mazda Mazda6 2.0 TS2 Diesel
  
Body Type5 Door Hatchback
ColourBlue Pacific Mica
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.6 seconds
Top Speed 123 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban34 mpg
Extra Urban51.4 mpg
Combined43.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group8
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-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

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