Mazda6 Tourer estate owner reviews

"The Mazda6 Tourer is a fun-to-drive and good-looking estate, but some will miss the now-deleted diesel options"

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1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2D EXECUTIVE

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought this car because it was the best looking estate out there, and with the 2.2D engine , a lively car to drive. Above all , thought Mazda meant reliability and quality . Even though the engine is very quiet , road noise in the cabin is VERY loud. Infotainment unit is poor, cant compete with cabin noise . Bluetooth pairs when it feels lie it Turbo replaced All door straps need to be replaced. Rattles in dashboard and door already. Car has only done 80,000km , and as we bought it as a " long term " runner, really regretting it now. Mazda servicing expensive. Should have bought the Octavia !
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2 (175) Sport

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Tell us what you think about your car?
I swapped my 2012 Mondeo Titanium X Sport for the faster of the 6 Tourer Sports and I haven't looked back. It is an effortless and frugal motorway cruiser (I got 54 mpg from a steady 71 mph over 200 miles of M11, M25 and M4) but eminently more fun on the B-roads at home, keeping up with my wife's keen driving of her 2010 Mini Cooper. Its not quite as spacious as the Ford, but easily enough space for our family of four's needs so far. It is also the only non-German in the work car park and as such gets lots of admiring looks in the silvery blue metallic (the red is also stunning, but do avoid the black and dark blue). Absolutely no mechanical issues in two years/30K - although the left rear passenger seatbelt has jammed recently - probably due to the child seat utilising it. Very very happy, although the new, refreshed interior is now calling, my 2014 does look a little dated compared to current junior exec interiors.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SEL Nav 2.2 150 diesel Auto

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Tell us what you think about your car?
A lovely car. A pleasure to drive over long distances and is by far in my opinion the best looking in this class. The interior is very attractive and functional though the plastics could be better. The level of equipment is good but some things that were standard on my previous TS2 such as lane departure warning and auto active front parking sensors are no longer on these models (I keep forgetting to hit the switch for the front sensors). The Bluetooth and infortainment system is a bit of a let down. Contacts download from the phone every time it connects and renders the system inoperable during the download (which takes an age). The USB MP3 connection won't play from where it stopped previous and always starts from the beginning, a bit of a pain if you like audio books but connecting via the AUX solves this issue but means you can't control your player via the infortainment system. The voice activation system it seems thinks I am speaking Swahili, but then I haven't found one that worked well yet. The car has a habit of revving to about 1,800rpm from cold for about 20 seconds, this is a pain if leaving home in the early hours (neighbors haven't mentioned it ...yet). Mazda UK says this is normal and is an aid to engine warming in cold weather! Strange then, if the temp is below 17 degrees it doesn't do it. If you are looking for a big load-lugger you may be disappointed with the 6 Tourer, even compared to the previous model hatch the new tourer seems small in the back, due to the small rear door and sloping roof line. The engine, auto gearbox and steering are absolutely outstanding, the ride is firm but not so firm as to be uncomfortable. Road-holding is very good even when you push the car on a bit on country roads. All in all I can forgive the niggles due to the driving experience and looks of the 6 Tourer.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport 2.2d

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had the car two weeks now and I have named it the Sweet and Sour. Lets start with the sweet. The Mazda 6 Sport Tourer is the best looking estate car out there, my opinion of course. It is also a dream to drive, the handling is great the diesel engine has great pulling power and as silent as a Ninja compared to other diesel. The build quality is superb, compared to some German premium brands that I have owned in the past. The build quality leads me on to the down side, and this is a huge one. The infortainment system is the worst I have ever experienced, and by a long shot. I would go as far to say if you like your music whilst you drive then do not buy a 6 or CX5 until Mazda have resolved the issue. As a result of this you then start to pick the car apart, noisy wing mirrors, I now have a rattle in the passenger door. I believe if the infotainment system was not so bad I would not be picking faults. Mazda have told me mid May for a fix, sorry but I don't believe them as some searches on the internet say this fix was supposed to be April. Two weeks of owning the car and already starting to regret it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is my family's fifth Mazda abd they have only had one breakdown
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2d SE-L Nav

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

61.3
Tell us what you think about your car?
I upgraded from a Jaguar Xtype estate to a Mazda6 5 months ago and have currently done 12,000 miles. The only issue I had was the DPF the day of purchase: due to it sitting around a while with the dealer and only doing short runs it needed a forced regeneration. I agree the road noise inside the cabin isn't quiet but engine noise is minimal making it just as quiet as my Jag was. I am amazed how economical it is: on a long motorway run I get 70mpg, or more if i'm driving gently. A and B roads bring that figure down to just over 60mpg, and that's when driving with a fully laden boot. There is plenty of power there when you need to put your foot down. The Tom Tom Nav is pretty good and i have subscribed for up to date maps and traffic, the entertainment system has a wonderful sound with deep bass and clear high end. Boot size is excellent; it's a nice square shape and you don't lose any load space from the boot lid shape. I have been told the rear seats are spacious and comfortable, as is the driver's seat, with plenty of back support. Unfortunately the only thing that lets Mazda down is its dealers. I had two recalls outstanding, one for the rear calipers and another for boot struts. The calipers got done but there were no boot struts in stock so they still haven't been done. Service prices are expensive, too. I have had one of the folding mirrors stop working which mazda quoted me nearly £600 to replace and fit, I purchased the part for £130 (new) and it only cost me £40 to have it fitted at a local garage. Mazda says it should be serviced every 25k miles, however I would suggest at changing the oil every 10-15k To summarise I enjoy this car a lot. I spend a lot of time driving and although it's a large, it has a sporty feel. The fuel economy is wonderful plus it really does look great. I highly recommend it, and am hoping that mine will last many years.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport Nav

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Tell us what you think about your car?
This has been an excellent car and has given no problems. The diesel engine has more than enough power. It has been cheap to run so far, running up and down the motorway with a loaded boot it has given good fuel economy. I get about 30k miles out of aset of tyres. I would definitely recommend.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally very good but some annoying issues
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2 Sport-Nav auto

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
I recently leased this car on a 12-month lease. It is a 65-reg Soul Red 2.2 diesel auto Sport Nav. It is a stunning looking car, with a real quality feel inside the cab. (I recently had an Ecoflex Insignia) and that felt like cheap plastic with fake leather seats in comparison. The Mazda's engine sounds great and is full of grunt, but not rapid - the 1 Series I had a few years ago was quicker off the mark. The steering makes me nervous, it's extremely light and I feel a lot of understeer around corners. It just doesnt seem to be grippy. The instrument panel is just plain black and white, some colour would be have been better. The wing mirrors do not fold in when you lock the car. The touch screen is ok, nice tablet style and colourful. I would have preferred some hard presets for the radio, fiddling through the navigation to change a station is cumbersome. The sat-nav is ok, also takes a bit of getting used to. The Bose sound system is just incredible - WOW it's loud and good quality. It lacks a few basic features, doesn't show tyre pressure, the system navigation in my Insignia was better. There is an obvious scratch sound when switching from FM to DAB link. There are no 12v power sockets in the rear. The parking sensors only work when it's in close proximity. They are also activated only in reverse and not like the Insignia where they activated whenever an object was near even in forward mode. I definitely prefer this car to the Insignia, mostly because of the its looks and quality, but the tech in the Insignia was better and easier to use. The other problem is the advertised mpg is out, I do a lot of motorway miles and don't thrash the car, and will be very lucky to get 43mpg. I love this car and I am glad I leased it - I wouldn't buy it though.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not one issue since new.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues in 12.5k miles
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
No Problems at all to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

6 SPORT NAV D

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's not perfect, but I love it. It looks fantastic, is economical enough yet is also pretty quick off the line, and is great to drive. The Sport Nav trim gets loads of features like heated leather seats and bending xenon headlights, and I'm quite happy that mine doesn't have lane assist and blind-spot monitoring. I would like DAB radio, a space-saver and Apple CarPlay, though - mine's too old to get CarPlay (look for a 2015 model onwards if you want that). There's not quite enough room in the back for a backwards-facing child seat, which I was surprised about. The boot is mostly big enough. The 2.2 diesel engine is probably the one to pick as the petrol is underpowered, but make sure you're aware of the type of driving it needs. It needs semi-regular long journeys as the DPF regeneration cycle happens every 100-200 miles. When it's happening the fuel consumption tumbles to 20-30mpg and the i-stop and i-eloop systems don't function. Normally happens for 5-10 miles but needs to finish as apparently diesel gets dropped into the sump and other problems occur. It can be a real pain as you've no control when it happens. My next car will be a petrol. Servicing seems quite expensive, and parts are rare and therefore expensive.
What's the one thing you like most about your car?
many things
If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
DPF removal (but then you risk failing MOT)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Petrol 165 Sport Nav

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
I've not owned this Mazda 6 Tourer for very long but have to say initial impressions of this last iteration before the forthcoming 2018 model is a big step forward in refinement. This 3.5 upgrade includes improved insulation, body seals and glass thickness and G-Vectoring Control (GVC). Mine has 19" wheels and the ride is on the firm side (which is my preference) but is never uncomfortable and the car feels well planted, but I can't say how much this is due to the GVC influence. This 165ps petrol version is returning 47mpg on a longish run and it's a whisper quiet motor unless you press hard. There's loads of personalisation available with the comprehensive, inclusive supplied technology. Biggest plus is that it looks stunning in tourer form and is still a bit of a rarity on the road. Incidentally the exterior mirrors fold inwards when the car is locked remotely.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only had it for a week but very glad I chose it - the all-aluminium diesel is a peach, tractable and smooth, and makes an amazing sporty noise for a diesel when you cane it. Interior quality is very good and its a good place to be on long trips. Styling was a major factor as well, it looks so much better I think than any similar car, particularly in the metallic grey. Could have got a lot more kit in the similarly priced Mondeo titanium X-pack, but It just wouldn't have felt as special. The only negative is that the steering is a tad too light, and of course like all cars on the road the real world mpg bears no resemblance to the fantasy that is the "official" mpg
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems or glitches in 12months
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2 sport nav 150

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
This car has a great engine. It's smooth, quiet and always has power on tap. It handles sharply, too, with accurate steering along with taught body control. Overall its the best car I have had so I will check out the new model. Perhaps I'll buy a petrol in the present anti diesel climate. Oh and to my eyes it looks great always gets a look back when walking away.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.2 d SE-L Nav

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mazda's warranty seems worthless, reliability is poor and the dealer network in indifferent. A steering fault from new will not be repaired under warranty – not acceptable after only 12,000 miles. The Mazda dealer reported rusty brake discs but this isn't covered either. Mazda has switched from TomTom to Navteq sat nav. A child could have designed it better. It can't even get me out of the village; it directs me up a narrow no-through-route lane; half a mile further on it takes me onto a field road that was bypassed 50 years ago. It works out impossibly long and undriveable routes. In May 2018 the Mazda sat nav died completely and the main dealer has been unable to repair it, citing the reason as 'We are still waiting for Mazda to get back to us.' I have bought a TomTom from Halfords - it gets me there. The seats in the Mazda 6 'Sport' model have additional adjustments, but the rest of the range are uncomfortable and lack adjustment. The lumbar support lever is very crude, it amounts to a painful bar across the lower back. In brief, it's an unreliable model with a disreputable dealership network and an almost worthless warranty.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

175 Sport Nav auto

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car is fun to drive, has very good road holding and the suspension reasonably comfortable even though it has the 19" wheels. My car has the Tom Tom based sat nav system, so I have few complaints about that. The car is quite quiet and comfortable on long runs. The fuel consumption is worse than I was expecting at typically 42mpg. The only issue I have had is that the brakes were skimmed due to warping of the discs, caused by the pad material used by Mazda, but this was done under warranty and has been fine ever since.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 Diesel Sport

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
My company has bought six of these in the past 3 years. They have been a disaster. Multiple recalls. Two complete gearbox failures. A complete turbo failure. And Mazda customer services have been appalling - a gearbox failed at 67k on 2 year old car and they wouldn't accept liability. £3k bill. It has cost me at least £10k to sort all of this out - let alone the time off the road for my sales team. Suffice to say Mazda are off the list and we won't be buying any more. A disastrous experience.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
a terrific well made car which has had no problems since the day i bought it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

6 SPORT NAV D

Year

2017

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great looking car, drives well. Great fuel economy in town or on the motorway. Interior layout is well thought through. Terrible DAB radio, Mazda just can't fix it. Tiny DAB aerial means the signal keeps dropping. Lets the car down.
What's the one thing you like most about your car?
It drives so well, feels light, unlike my previous Mondeo which always felt heavy. Diesel engine is punchy and fuel efficient. Nice big boot on the tourer, would be great as a hatchback but they don't do that.
If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
DAB radio is so shockingly bad it is untrue.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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