Mazda 6 Reviews
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Mazda 6 Review
Co2 Emissions - 132 (117 - 156) g/km
Tax Band - G - I
Insurance Group - 20E - 29A
0 to 62 mph - 8.1 - 10.9 secs
Engine Power - 145 - 194 BHP
Top Speed - 126 - 141 mph
The Mazda 6 saloon and tourer scored the maximum five stars in NCAP safety tests. The scores are for adult occupant protection (95%), child occupant protection (91%), safety assist systems (73%) and vulnerable road users (66%).Standard safety features include: Advanced Smart City Brake Support, Auto door locking on drive away, Blind Spot Monitoring system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Curtain airbags, Dual front and side airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Stop Signalling system, Hill Hold Assist, Intelligent speed assist, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, Lane Keep Assist System, Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Mazda’s SKYACTIV system combines clever technogy like cylinder de-activation with light build materials that do not compromise safety or quality. The end result is larger engines that match or better the efficiency of many of their smaller rivals.
Entry-level models have the option of the 2.0 litre (145PS) SKYACTIV-G petrol engine or the 2.2 litre (150PS) SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, both are available with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 2.2 (150PS) diesel with manual transmission offers the lowest running costs with a combined fuel efficiency of up to 55pmg and CO2 emissions of 117g/km.
Higher grade models have the option of a more powerful 165PS petrol engine with manual transmission or a 184PS diesel (available with manual or automatic transmission). The newest edition to the engine line-up is a 2.5 litre (194PS) petrol engine (currently only available with automatic transmission and on the top-grade GT Sport Nav model), the 2.5 petrol models are fairly nippy (0-62mph in 8.1 seonds). The 184PS diesel is a great option offering decent acceleration (0-62mph in 8.5 seconds) whilst still delivering excellent running costs (combined fuel economy is up to 53mpg and CO2 enmissions are 124g/km.
The new Mazda 6 is spacious inside and features a great blend of practicality with excellent quality materials.
Entry-level models feature premium cloth upholstery whilst higher-grade models have black leather or premium nappa leather interior with the option of stone nappa leather on the top-grade model.
Inside all Mazda 6 models are equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with, Bluetooth, Mazda's Aha™ app and Stitcher™ app (includes internet radio, Facebook and Twitter integration), DAB radio, CD player, AUX /USB inputs and Mazda's excellent sat nav with 3 years european map updates and steering wheel mounted controls.]
Other features include front and rear electric windows, dual zone climate control, leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, scuff plates and auto-dimming rear view mirror.
In the rear you get a center console/armrest which includes two cupholders and two handy USB ports.
The New Mazda 6 available in saloon or tourer (estate) models, features a striking, muscular/low profile design that Mazda descibe as their 'KODO: Soul of Motion Design'.
All models feature privacy glass, black front grille (gunmetal on top grade models), daytime running lights, rear lower bumper extension, rear LED lights and electrically-adjustable and heated power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators.
Lower grade models are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels whilst higher grade models include 19-inch alloy wheels.
Driver Aids & Safety Technology Incuded As Standard Across The Range:
- Electronic Parking Brake With AutoHold
- Engine Start/Stop Button
- Radar Cruise Control
- Windscreen-projected Active Driving Display
- Automatic Headlights
- Automatic Rain-Sensing Windscreen Wipers
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- iStop (Mazda's Start/Stop System)
- Advanced Smart City Brake Support
- Drive-Away Auto door Locking
- Blind Spot Monitoring system With Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System
- Emergency Stop Signalling system
- Hill Hold Assist
- Intelligent speed assist
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
The latest Mazda 6 scored the maximum 5 stars in NCAP safety tests.