4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Impressive family car with strong engines and quality interior

Mazda 6 Hatchback (07-12) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £15,377 - £23,550
Used price £920 - £6,000
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £165 - £330
Insurance group 16 - 28 How much is it to insure?


  • Spacious, well-appointed cabin
  • Impressive luggage capacity
  • Good to drive, surprisingly economical


  • Interior quality could be better in places
  • Ride is a little unsettled on big wheels
  • No plug-in hybrid version available

Mazda 6 Hatchback rivals

Written by Kieren Puffett on

The Mazda6 is an exceptionally capable family car that’s also tremendously good value for money – if you’re after a family-sized hatchback then it should be near the top of your list. It’s certainly one of the best looking hatches around with a sporty and upmarket appearance while there’s plenty of passenger space and a huge boot too. There’s a great choice of engines available, including the superb 2.2-litre diesel – one of the best diesel units around, while responsive steering and a slick gear shift make it enjoyable to drive.

Other traditional Mazda strengths remain – it’s solidly built, well equipped and is likely to hold its value. The only real criticism is a bland cabin while some switches and controls feel a little cheap. In 2010 Mazda gave the 6 a mild facelight (new bumpers and lights), improved engines to lower CO2 emissions and upgraded trim levels.

Mazda 6 Hatchback rivals

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