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A dependable family car with a handsome appearance and efficient choice of engines

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The Mazda6 is a handsome family car that's available with a choice of efficient engines.

If you're in the market for a family car that isn't an SUV, then you may have already considered the likes of the Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Insignia, both of which are excellent choices.

However, the Mazda6 is a left-field alternative that makes a great used car purchase for the following reasons:

  • Handsome appearance
  • Frugal choice of engines
  • Great handling
  • Available as a saloon or estate
  • Low running costs

Engines and Driving Experience

Mazda6 front driving shot

Typical of a Mazda, the 6 offers an engaging driving experience that's largely defined by its precise steering and excellent balance. 'Sport' models are great fun to hustle down a B road but are best avoided if you prioritise comfort.

Petrol

  • 2.0-litre: produces 143bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.9 seconds, up to 51.4mpg
  • 2.0-litre: produces 163bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.1 seconds, up to 47.9mpg
  • 2.5-litre: produces 191bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds, up to 38.2mpg

Diesel

  • 2.2-litre: produces 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.1 seconds, up to 68.9mpg
  • 2.2-litre: produces 181bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.5 seconds, up to 61.4mpg

The 6-speed manual gearbox is a joy to use in day-to-day driving. Cars fitted with the automatic (standard on the 2.5-litre petrol) aren't as fun but are a great choice if you spend a lot of time in traffic.

Practicality and Running Costs

Mazda6 boot

The Mazda6 is available as a traditional saloon or as an estate. The latter is a common sight on the used car market unlike some rivals, so you won't be limited to choice. Regardless of your preference, the Mazda6 comes with five doors, making it ideal if you have a family.

Offering 480 litres of space, the 6's boot is more than ample for anything daily life can throw at it. However, it's comfortably beaten by the likes of the Skoda Superb (625 litres). Opt for the estate and capacity increases to 522 litres.

The 6 occupies insurance groups between 16 and 31, so your choice of specification and engine will reflect in your annual premium. Affordable servicing and maintenance is readily available through all Evans Halshaw retailers.

Interior, Technology and Safety

Mazda6 cabin

With a host of quality materials and a generous equipment list, the Mazda6's cabin is an enjoyable place to spend time. The raised centre console means the gear selector and rotary dial for the infotainment system fall easily to hand, while the seats offer acres of adjustment.

Entry-level 'SE-L' models come with dual-zone climate control, cruise control and all-round parking sensors as standard. The 'Sport' model adds large, 19-inch alloy wheels, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, leather seats and a reversing camera. Top-spec 'GT' cars benefit from Nappa upholstery, a 360-degree camera and front seat ventilation.

The Mazda6 scored five stars during its Euro NCAP safety test thanks to features such as:

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane keep assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Is the Mazda6 right for me?

Although a large proportion of motorists now opt for SUVs, a large saloon or estate can still provide you with all the space and features you need. The Mazda6 is a great choice if you need a family car but you want it to be plush inside and fun to drive.

Before committing, we do recommend checking out some of the competition. The Ford Mondeo has been a class leader in this segment for many years, whilst the Vauxhall Insignia offers the best value. If you're eyeing up a higher-spec model then it's worth having a look at the BMW 3 Series.

Why purchase a used Mazda6 through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.