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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

ABS with electronic brake force distribution is standard across the range, other traction and stability aids are standard on TS2 and Sport models. Other than that, a load of airbags and safety features come with the entry level car, including intrusion-minimising pedals. Revised models from mid-2005 also come with anti-whiplash injury safety features.

Alarm is standard, as are Isofix child seat mountings on the outer rear seats. Audible and visible seatbelt warning added for the rear seats from mid-2005.

The Mazda6 hatchback offers at least 500 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place. The rear seats fold flat very easily resulting in a vast 1712 litres of storage capacity to the roof. Numerous storage compartments throughout the cabin. Dashboard top storage cubby had an awkward opening mechanism which was improved on cars from mid-2005.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 6 Estate (02-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

AWD equipment

AWD standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
AWD optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sakata III equipment

Sakata III standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sakata III optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Folding rear seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
None available

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
TS optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
TS2 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Zugara equipment

Zugara standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Zugara optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mazda 6 Estate (02-07) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.