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Mazda 6 Hatchback review

2002 - 2007 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 54.5

At a glance

Price new £13,730 - £19,130
Used prices £348 - £3,449
Road tax cost £240 - £395
Insurance group 17 - 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 436 - 662 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Handling, looks, equipment


Engine noise on some petrol models

Written by Simon Harris Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The car that began Mazda’s current fixation with its ‘zoom-zoom’ advertising, the Mazda6, transformed the image of the brand from one that sold worthy-but-dull cars (MX-5 apart) to one that produces a range of cars people could become genuinely excited by. Class-leading handling along with excellent value make the Mazda6 one of the best cars in its class.

Upgrades in 2005 made the Mazda6 more sporty looking, and offered a smarter interior and power increases for 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.