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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

ABS with electronic brake force distribution is standard across the range, other traction and stability aids are standard on TS2 and Sport models. Other than that, a load of airbags and safety features come with the entry level car, including intrusion-minimising pedals. Revised models from mid-2005 also come with anti-whiplash injury safety features.

Alarm is standard, as are Isofix child seat mountings on the outer rear seats. Audible and visible seatbelt warning added for the rear seats from mid-2005.

The Mazda6 hatchback offers at least 500 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place. Numerous storage compartments throughout the cabin. Dashboard top storage cubby had an awkward opening mechanism which was improved on cars from mid-2005.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 6 Saloon (02-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • CD
TS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Folding rear seats

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
TS2 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Traction control

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mazda 6 Saloon (02-07) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.