Mazda 6

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The Mazda 6 builds on the success of the previous generation 626, and the Japanese manufacturer first launched this family car in 2002.

  • Mazda 6 Estate (12 on)
  • Mazda 6 Estate (08-12)
  • Mazda 6 Hatchback (07-12)
  • Mazda 6 Saloon (07-09)
  • Mazda 6 MPS (06-07)
  • Mazda 6 Estate (02-07)
  • Mazda 6 Hatchback (02-07)
  • Mazda 6 Saloon (02-07)

The Mazda 6 builds on the success of the previous generation 626, and the Japanese manufacturer first launched this family car in 2002.

It built three different versions including the five-door Mazda 6 Hatchback, the Mazda 6 Estate and the four-door Mazda 6 Saloon.

The Mazda6’s appeal was built on value for money, reliability and practicality. It has proved to be a strong hit with family car buyers as well as company car drivers especially thanks to a competitive diesel engine in the current version.

Mazda’s advertising message that went with the new Mazda 6 was ‘Zoom Zoom’ to promote the family car’s driving appeal. It certainly proved an entertaining drive and was a great handling car out on open country roads.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Mazda 6 Estate 2012 on

4 out of 5
Mazda 6 Estate 2012 on

New price range:
£25,185 - £34,865

Used price range:
£4,221 - £24,248

  • Reliable
  • Solid
  • Spacious
  • Economical
  • Rear visibility is compromised by shallow rear window
  • Lower powered petrol version’s a bit dull

Mazda 6 Saloon 2013 on

4 out of 5
Mazda 6 Saloon 2013 on

New price range:
£24,185 - £33,865

Used price range:
£4,042 - £23,016

  • Long boot
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stylish looks
  • Strong diesel engines
  • Rear visibility is poor
  • 148bhp petrol version’s a bit dull
  • Seat adjustment could be better

Mazda 6 Estate 2002 - 2007

4.5 out of 5
Mazda 6 Estate 2002 - 2007

New price range:
£14,795 - £20,395

Used price range:
£216 - £1,950

Handling, looks, equipment
Engine noise on some petrol models

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