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Mazda 6 Hatchback (07-12) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

  • Spacious cabin
  • Large boot space
  • Good to drive
  • Well equipped
  • Excellent diesels

CONS

  • Interior quality could be better in places
  • Ride is a little unsettled

PROS

  • Spacious cabin
  • Large boot space
  • Good to drive
  • Well equipped
  • Excellent diesels

CONS

  • Interior quality could be better in places
  • Ride is a little unsettled

Verdict

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.