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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 34 - 53 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Despite being longer, wider and taller, the new model is more aerodynamic than the old Mazda6 estate. As well as helping make the car quieter, the smooth shape helps fuel economy. Insurance is competitive with other estates of this size and Mazda dealer servicing tends to be very good value. The 2.2-litre diesel launched in 2009 does away with a cambelt, so will require less maintenance than the 2.0-litre that was used during 2008.

The 6 Estate performs adequately on the green front. There are no low-emissions versions like other manufacturers (such as Ford) offer but the 2.2-litre diesel is pretty good, emitting 149g/km of CO2 and averaging 50mpg in lower power form.

According to Mazda, build quality of the latest car is superior to that of its predecessor, which achieved high ratings and came top in several customer surveys. As with other models, Mazda6 drivers enjoy peace of mind from a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £330
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Insurance group 20 - 28
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