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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mazda 6 Hatchback (07-12) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Mazda 6 Hatchback (02-07) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Handling, looks, equipment

CONS

Engine noise on some petrol models

At a glance

New price £13,920 - £19,270
Used price £180 - £1,850
Fuel economy 31 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £200 - £325
Insurance group 17 - 23 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Handling, looks, equipment

CONS

Engine noise on some petrol models

Mazda 6 Hatchback rivals

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.

Mazda 6 Hatchback rivals

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