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Forecourt Update: Mazda6 For 2015

The Mazda6 is a saloon and tourer range that rivals the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat.

What Is it?

The Mazda6 is a saloon and tourer range that rivals the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat.

For 2015, the manufacturer claims it has superior sound insulation, a new instrument panel, revised central console, smoother ride, and higher equipment specification for every trim.

What Are The Engine Options?

The 2015 Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer (estate) are available with 2 petrol and 2 diesel engines. Transmission comes in 2 configurations, 6-speed manual and fully automatic: 

 

Saloon 0-62mph (seconds) Combined (mpg)
2.0-litre 145PS (petrol) 9.5 51.4
2.0-litre 145PS Auto (petrol) 10.5 47.9
2.0-litre 165PS (petrol) 9.1 47.9
2.2-litre 150PS (diesel) 9.1 2.4
2.2-litre 150PS Auto (diesel) 9.8 58.9
2.2-litre 175PS (diesel) 7.9 62.8
2.2 -litre 175PS Auto (diesel) 8.4 58.9

 

Tourer 0-62mph (seconds) Combined (mpg)
2.0-litre 145PS (petrol) 9.6 50.4
2.0-litre 165PS (petrol) 9.1 47.9
2.2-litre 150PS (diesel) 9.2 64.2
2.2-litre 150PS Auto (diesel) 10.0 57.6
2.2-litre 175PS (diesel) 8.0 61.4
2.2-litre 175PS Auto (diesel) 8.6 57.6

 

What Are The Trim Options?

Mazda6 trims are: SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav.

The entry level SE has an electronic parking brake, 17” alloy wheels, front fog lights, daytime running lights and a new, “shark fin”, antenna. SE Nav adds satellite navigation. 

The SE-L – over  the SE - adds: privacy glass, automatic headlights, front and rear parking sensors, dimming rear mirror and folding door mirrors.  SE-L Nav adds satellite navigation. 

The Sport Nav – compared to the SE-L – adds : a reversing camera, leather electric seats, satellite navigation, and a head-up display that projects information onto the windscreen. 

Anything Else I Need To Know?

The Sport Nav is available with an optional Safety Pack. This includes Adaptive LED Lights that – without switching from main beam to dipped - alter their beam to avoid dazzling oncoming motorists. 

The Safety Pack also incorporates Rear Smart City Brake Support. Its purpose is to automatically brake to prevent a collision when reversing at between 2mph and 5mph. 

This complements Lane Departure Warning technology that warns the driver when the car is wondering off line via a vibration through the steering wheel. Finally, Blind Spot Monitor reveals when a vehicle is hidden from the driver's view, perhaps by a rear pillar.

How Much Is It?

The Mazda6 Saloon costs £19,795 to £27,995, and the Tourer between £21,725 and £28,795.