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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Equipment

4.5 out of 5 4.5

There’s three basic trim levels: SE SE-L and Sport but for extra Mazda6 Estate equipment you can go for the Nav models that add an integrated Tom Tom sat nav.

The basic trim is fairly generous, offering 17-inch alloys, front fog lights, rear LED lights, a shark fin antenna, power-operated door mirrors with integrated light, push button start/stop, cruise control, electric one-touch windows, air con, steering wheel controls, leather-covered steering wheel and gearknob, a four-speaker CD audio player with aux in, USB and iPod connectivity. There’s also a 5.8-inch touchscreen and bluetooth, driver’s lumbar adjustment and 60:40 split-folding rear seats.

Upgrade to the SE-L and you get dusk-sensing lights, rain sensing front wipers, privacy glass for rear passengers, heated power door mirrors with integrated indicators.

There’s also the addition of an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, sliding centre armrest, dual-zone climate control, rear airvents and front and rear parking sensors. There’s an extra two speakers for the sound system and you also get Mazda’s Smart City Brake – a system that brakes the car automatically if it thinks you are going to hit the car in front in busy traffic conditions.

Go for the Sport and you get 19-inch alloys, LED and bi-xenon headlights, keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted paddleshifts (if you have the auto) and reversing camera with guides. Sport also includes a Bose audio system, leather upholstery, six-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory setting, a four-way power adjustable passenger seat and front seat heaters.

Mazda6 Estate accessories

You can opt for extra safety systems including Mazda radar cruise control that adjusts the speed of the car to keep you at a safe distance from the car in front or you can go for the Smart Brake support that brakes the car automatically if it thinks you are about to have a collision at higher speeds.

There’s also the optional lane departure warning and Rear Vehicle Monitoring that detects and warns the driver of car approaching from behind, particular those in the blind spot. Other optional extras include high-beam control, adaptive front lighting and hill start assist that prevents you from rolling backwards when you are pulling away on an incline.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 6 Estate.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

GT Sport Nav+ equipment

GT Sport Nav+ standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
GT Sport Nav+ optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
SE optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SE-L equipment

SE-L standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
SE-L optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SE-L Lux Nav+ equipment

SE-L Lux Nav+ standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE-L Lux Nav+ optional equipment
None available

SE-L Nav+ equipment

SE-L Nav+ standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE-L Nav+ optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Sport Nav+ equipment

Sport Nav+ standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Sport Nav+ optional equipment
None available

Safety

4 out of 5 4.0

The Mazda6 Estate safety record is pretty impressive, and this is illustrated by the five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

There’s a whole host of safety systems to shout about including Smart City Brake Support that brakes the car if it thinks an accident is imminent in busy traffic. Then there’s Smart Brake Support that brakes the car at higher speeds if a collision looks likely and other systems including blind-spot warning, lane departure warning and active cruise control on the options list. Automatic high beam control, adaptive front lighting and hill start assist are also available for extra cost.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0

The loadbay is sizeable and official stats say you can fit 506 litres worth of stuff in there without putting the rear seatbacks down. Total capacity is 1,632 litres but that’s smaller than the previous Mazda6 Estate that had a total capacity of 1,751 litres.

Against the competition the Mazda6 Estate enjoys mid-table respectability. The Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40 and VW Passat have larger total capacities but the Mazda6 Estate trumps the Vauxhall Insignia in this regard.

There are some nice touches: the rear tonneau cover can be easily removed by pressing a couple of buttons and lifting it out and there’s even a special storage space for it under the loadbay floor.

The rear seatbacks are a cinch to fold down – you just pull on a couple of levers on the side of the loadbay and they flip down. You have to make sure that the front seats are set forward so they don’t hinder the rear headrests to create a flat floor.

There’s a couple of cupholders in the central tunnel behind the gearknob and litre-sized bottleholders in the doorbins. A sunglasses holder is also useful too.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Mazda 6 Estate compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Volkswagen Passat Estate (11-14) 603 litres
Hyundai i40 Tourer 553 litres
Mazda 6 Estate 506 litres
Honda Accord Tourer (08-15) 406 litres

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