Mazda 6

New Mazda 6

The refreshed Mazda 6 is still a fine family saloon, retaining its clear dynamic edge over the Volkswagen Passat. While being great to drive, it also takes the fight to the VW from a quality standpoint, thanks to its smartly updated and much more modern feeling cabin. The new 143 bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine is excellent, if missing the extra midrange torque of a diesel. Economy is a claimed 45.6 mpg and real life reports are of 40 mpg being achievable if you take it steady.

The entry-level Mazda 6 is hardly basic. Key highlights in this car are the 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that comes with sat-nav and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and the head-up display, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and radar cruise control. The SE-L Lux adds leather seats that are electrically adjustable and are heated too along with a heated steering wheel. If you move up to Sport nav trim you get everything from the SE-L lux as well as an upgraded Bose stereo with surround sound and smart keyless entry, you also get a more powerful engine (manual gearbox only), it remains a 2.0 litre petrol but the output is increased to 163 bhp and the economy dips to a claimed 44.1 mpg but increases the 0-62 time from 9.9 to 9.4 seconds and adds a little bit more pulling power.

This is the full range on the Scheme, prices stable for Q3.

 Summer Best Buy  –  Mazda 6 SE-L nav 2.0 petrol (143bhp) Manual Saloon  –  £899 Advance Payment (£68.18 wpms) or £1099 (£68.35 +£174 wpms) in SE-L Lux trim

Summer Best Buy  –  Mazda 6 SE-L nav 2.0 petrol (143bhp) Automatic Saloon  –  £1199 Advance Payment (£97 wpms)

Summer Best Buy  –  Mazda 6 Sport  nav 2.0 petrol (163bhp) Manual Saloon  –  £1499 Advance Payment (£397 wpms)

Estate Mazda 6

Summer Best Buy  –  Mazda 6 SE-L nav 2.0 petrol (143bhp) Manual Estate  –  £1099 Advance Payment (£68.35 +£174 wpms) or £1199 (£97 wpms) in SE-L Lux trim

Summer Best Buy  –  Mazda 6 Sport  nav 2.0 petrol (163bhp) Manual Estate  –  £1599 Advance Payment (£497 wpms)