The original Mazda 6 - which replaced the 626 - revitalised a dull medium-car segment with its great blend of style, features and entertaining driving manners. Now in its third generation, the Mazda 6 continues to be one of the go-to models for medium-car buyers who prioritise vehicle dynamics. There was even a performance-focused MPS model for the second-generation range, which featured a turbocharged petrol engine and all-wheel drive. The Mazda 6 is currently offered in sedan and wagon body styles. Unusually, the wagon is smaller than the sedan - because the former is focused on the European market where styling is important while the latter is focused on the US market where vehicle size is important.
A regular benchmark for handling in medium-car segment
Spacious, comfortable and well-presented cabin
Latest model well equipped
Recent updates have improved availability of safety features
Wagon variant not as spacious or practical as it could have been
2.5-litre petrol engine lacks torque
Elevated road noise levels
No current performance model or all-wheel-drive option
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.