Mazda 6 cars
The Mazda 6 is a practical family car that’s a lot of fun to drive. It first appeared on the scene in 2002 but has since ended production, so the best way to grab one is with an impressive used model. You can get a used 6 in a couple of body types – the chunkier estate, or the sleek saloon. For all the sleek styling and exciting tech, it also comes in at a really reasonable price point.
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Mazda 6 Buying Guide
About the Mazda 6
A used 6 is a great option for a family car that’s not only sensible, practical and spacious, but it's also genuinely exciting to drive.
The 6 takes on its competitors and supplies an enjoyable driving experience that puts it at the front of the pack.
It’s also easy on the eye, with two attractive body styles and a comfortable but luxe-feeling interior that has the hardwearing finish you need for family life.
There are a few trim levels across the range, with the GT Sport model being the range-topper that really brings all the extras. Still, the entry-level SE-L models are just as impressive and are generously kitted out.
If space is on your mind, the 6 Saloon offers a 480-litre boot, while the Mazda6 Tourer has a massive 522 litres. On the latter, you can use Mazda's Karakuri 60:40 split seat mechanism to extend to 1,664 litres in the rear.
It also comes with the reassurance of reliable Mazda engineering and build quality.
What features does the Mazda 6 have?
The 6 is certainly not lacking in features, and it gets a brilliant offering across the range.
The GT Sport is the flashiest of the range and gets even more tech – think a 360-degree view monitor, a 7-inch colour TFT instrument cluster display, and heated seats in the front and the rear. In this model, you’ll also get all the features from the Sport trim that sits in the middle of the range.
There are also options for some impressive colourways and interiors, including brown Nappa leather in the GT Sport model.
You can see the full range of features available in each model by checking our latest used Mazda 6 listings.
What's the Mazda 6 like to drive?
The 6 is a dream to drive, and that’s one of its biggest selling points as a family car.
There are a few different petrol and diesel models to choose from, but they all feel as impressive as each other.
There’s a 2.5-litre petrol model that offers 194hp, so you know you won't be getting a boring drive. This model has a claimed 0-62mph of just 9.4 seconds – impressive for such a spacious model. It’s also a smooth and quiet drive, so fuss-free for everyday use.
If you prefer diesel, there’s a 2.2-litre model with 184hp. This model is as sleek and as nippy on the roads as its petrol sibling, with a claimed 0-62mph of 8.5 seconds. This is the one you should pick if you fancy a bit more push.
All models are comfortable to drive and bring a surprising amount of power, and offer agile handling that won’t disappoint.
Should I buy a Mazda 6?
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Is a used Mazda 6 reliable?
The 6 has received high praise across the board, receiving rave reviews on consumer reliability surveys. It’s claimed that only a very minor amount of customers reported an issue with their car in the first year of ownership.
Is a used Mazda 6 a good car?
A used 6 is a great car for anyone who wants something luxurious that will still fit into family life. It’s reliable and safe on the roads, and comes in two gorgeous body styles.
Is the Mazda 6 expensive to maintain?
The 6 usually gets efficient fuel economy, so the regular running costs shouldn’t be an issue. Servicing is also really reasonable and Mazda offers fixed-price maintenance, so you know what to expect in terms of repairs.
Is the Mazda 6 a luxury car?
While Mazda isn't always considered a luxury manufacturer, the 6 is impressive and definitely offers a luxury feel.
The best part is the prestigious vibe of the car doesn’t come with the luxury price tag.