Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Mazda6 was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. It scored the maximum five star rating and all models come with traction control plus dual front, side and curtain airbags.

Daytime running lights are also standard, which helps you to be seen in murkier weather. On the security front, all cars have a Thatcham category one alarm and immobiliser system, while the top model gets keyless entry and start – allowing you to gain access to the car without taking the key out of your pocket or bag. New from 2009 is an optional blind spot safety system.

When the car is travelling at more than 37mph, microwave emitters in the rear bumper detect when vehicles (including motorcycles) are approaching the rear-view blindspot area and a warning light flashes in the windscreen pillar. If the driver indicates to pull out when the vehicle is in range, a warning beep is sounded.

With a minimum 510 litres of luggage space and an exceptional 1702 litres with the rear seats folded down (more than the larger Mondeo), the Mazda6 hatchback is an accomplished load carrier. The luggage area itself is wide and deep, although the high boot lip does hamper unloading heavy objects. Up front there's additional storage in the centre armrest between the front seats, the glove compartment is a reasonable size and you get cup holders and generous door bin compartments.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 6 Hatchback (07-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

6TS equipment

6TS standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
6TS optional equipment
None available

Business Line equipment

Business Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Business Line optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
S optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sakata equipment

Sakata standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sakata optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

SPO equipment

SPO standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SPO optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Takuya equipment

Takuya standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Takuya optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Tamura equipment

Tamura standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Tamura optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
TS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
TS2 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Venture Edition equipment

Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Venture Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment