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Mazda6 Diesel Wagon (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed October 2010


Mazda 6 diesel wagon buyers will also appreciate the improvements in the third generation.
Mazda still doesn’t offer an auto gearbox with its compression ignition engine, unlike most Euros, where a diesel and self-shifting ‘box can be had. It gets a smooth shifting six-speed manual only.

Peak power is down 4 kW, but the engine’s throttle response and driveability has been improved thanks to revisions including a smaller turbo with lower inertia. It pulls well from 1400 rpm and there’s little turbo lag. The new hill launch assist works discreetly to prevent roll back on start off too. The practicality of a wagon body, excellent road manners and official combined fuel consumption lower than a Camry Hybrid appeals.
Mazda 6 Diesel Wagon 2010

For

Handling, all round driveability

Against

No auto option

Key features

Climate control, 17” alloys, metallic paint, Bluetooth, leather steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, 6 CD, 3.5 mm auxiliary input, roof rails, front fogs, cruise control

Safety

Front/side/curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, EBA, DESC, TCS, active front head restraints, front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, hill launch assist

Car Details

Vehicle make Mazda
Vehicle model 6 Diesel Wagon
Vehicle type Medium Under $50,000
Year 2010
Price when new $36,250 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars
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Engine 2.2-litre, 16-valve, turbo diesel 4-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.