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2020 Mazda 6

2020 Mazda 6 Wagon

You have to check a new Mazda 6 out, particularly if you like things a little more artistic and elegant. Certainly flowing with gorgeous curves and possessing stylish beauty, the 2020 Mazda 6 looks superb in any situation – whether it’s a night on the town, dropping the kids of at school or heading off to the next board meeting.  Mazda are making some of the nicest looking cars on the road, and they aren’t as expensive to buy new as you might be lead to believe, particularly by how nice they are on the eye.

There are some cars on the road which are simply impoverished when it comes to looks.  It all comes down to preference and taste, but some of my least favourite lookers would be: any new Bentley, the current Honda Civic, the current Toyota Prius, the Jeep Renegade and the 2018 Nissan Juke.  The astute Mazda designers have taken a concept called ‘KODO Design – Soul of Motion’ and have applied it to the way they design their cars.  The team at Mazda “want a car to be more than metal; something that exudes the vitality of a living being. Cars which evoke the tension that presages movement, imbued with the warmth of a creature with a beating heart and blood in its veins”.  That’s the inspiration that the Mazda automotive designers get behind their “Soul of Motion” design.

2020 Mazda 6 Interior

So, what then of the Mazda 6 design?  The swooping lines and the wide front grille that underscores the headlights give a defined, eye-catching appearance.  Whether it is the Sedan or the Wagon version, the new Mazda 6 certainly cuts a sleek profile.  There are no hatchback models anymore, and it seems that Mazda have expatriated the Hatchback from the 6’s line-up altogether.  If you are particularly after a Mazda Hatch, then there are the Mazda 2, Mazda 3 and Mazda SUV models you can take a look at to meet your Hatchback cravings. That said, once you drive a Mazda 6 Wagon, you’ll probably be more than happy with the space and grace that this variant offers.

The 2020 Mazda 6 is a very well executed car on all accounts.  Sedan versions offer reasonable boot space (474 litres).  With the split-folding rear seats it grows to help increase its practicality. Rear seat space is nice and comfortable and there is no problems fitting three adults across the rear seats.  The only issue in the rear of a sedan might be in the head space for people over six feet.  Mazda 6 wagons are similarly spacious and comfortable for occupants.  They get the much larger ‘wagon boot space’ (506 litres which grows to 1648 litres) for carrying lots more gear; and, hence, these are the versions to go for if you need a car for hauling loads of stuff around.

Top of the range Mazda 6 models get heated seats for both front and rear occupants.  The leather upholstery in the Atenza is simply outstanding, and the feel of quality in the car’s interior is terrific. You’ll find it fully loaded with modern features for comfort and technology.  USB points are located in the arm rest for rear occupants as well as in the front console for the front passenger and driver. Sit yourself down in the front seats of the car, and the simple dash design is elegant but loaded with kit and technology.  Even the base model Mazda 6 cars come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, two USB inputs in the front, Bluetooth and dual-zone climate control.  Base models also come with a snazzy set of 17-inch alloy wheels, as standard.  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are features worth having, but they require stepping up to the Touring models and above.

The touchscreen functions nicely and has clear graphics.  The swivel control down on the centre console has a really nice feel for controlling the screen’s menu functions – so top marks here.  A classy instrument cluster for the driver includes an analogue speedo and digital rev counter.

Make no mistake, the new 2020 Mazda 6 is as safe as they come.   Mazda makes all active safety features like automatic emergency braking, active and adaptive cruise control, active lane control and blind-spot monitors standard on all versions of the new 6. A nice colour head-up display is standard on even the Sport versions – wow!  The latest Mazda 6 also boasts award-winning crash test scores that make it one of the safest cars of its size on the road.

It all starts with the driving position, and the Mazda 6 is pretty much perfect.  Loads of adjustment in the steering wheel and driver’s seat ensures the best position for the driver’s dimensions can be found.  So, Mazda 6 seat comfort is excellent and is a driving cockpit you’ll be happy to spend long hours in.  A new Mazda 6 offers assured handling and a comfortable, easy ride.  It’s also very easy to drive for a large car, and visibility from the driver’s perspective is very good – even out the rear window.

Opt for the Turbo petrol’s mid-range muscle and you get quite a driver’s car, though any Mazda 6 handles superbly well.  The standard 2.5-litre petrol motor boasts 140 kW and 252 Nm, delivering good response and excellent drivability.  It also returns around 7.0 litres/100 km for a combined fuel consumption average.  The quicker 2.5-litre Turbo petrol engine has a marked jump in power and really can get a shove on should you need too.  With its 170 kW and 420 Nm, there is power aplenty and the drive is excellent and enjoyable.  You don’t pay a big penalty for its drinking habits either, which works out to be around the 7.6 litres/100 km mark.  Australia only has the petrol versions available, whereas in Europe they enjoy a very decent Diesel powered Mazda 6, as well.  It would be nice if that one comes over here, as it would give the ‘6’ a more complete package for buyers who prefer diesel power.

Pricing for a new 2020 Mazda 6 is currently available from around $35 K for the Mazda 6 Sport, this runs up to just over $50 K for the top of the range Mazda 6 Atenza.  Really, for what you get there are very few cars that match the new Mazda 6’s complete drive, so this car comes highly recommended.

And, it seems that Australians are catching on to how good new Mazda cars are.  They are growing in popularity, and for good reason.  Seriously attractive lines, loaded with kit, superbly safe and plenty of punch in Turbo form; what’s not to like about the 2020 Mazda 6? Not much at all…..Oh, it’s also reliable.

2020 Mazda 6 Sedan

The current Mazda 6 Sedan or Wagon models include the:

  • Sport
  • Touring
  • GT
  • Atenza

For any more information on a new Mazda 6 or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mazda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!