First Drive: Mazda 6 Gallery and Information

Model Tested: Mazda 6 Saloon, 2.2 litre 150ps Diesel Automatic

Price: The Mazda 6 range starts at £19,595 for the 2.0 litre petrol saloon in SE specification, rising to £27,445 for the automatic 2.2 litre 175 PS diesel Sport Tourer in Sport specification.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Really good value proposition, solid build quality, great economy, good drive.

Bad Stuff: Not that exciting, no hatchback option.


Maximum Speed: 127 mph
0-62 mph: 9.8 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined cycle fuel economy: 58.9 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test Route economy: N/A
CO2 Emissions: 127 g/km
Road Tax Band: D / £1000
Company Car Tax at 40%: £1,804

Technical Details

Engine: 2.2 litre four cylinder turbocharged diesel
Power: 148 bhp (150 PS)
Torque: 280 lb-ft (380 Nm)

Length: 4,870 mm
Width: 1,840 mm
Height: 1,450 mm
Wheelbase: N/A
Kerb weight: N/A

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.