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Mazda6 Tourer estate (2012-2022) review - Practicality & boot space

The Mazda6 Tourer has more passenger space and a bigger boot than the saloon

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Choosing the Mazda6 Tourer over the saloon car it’s based on doesn’t just get you a bigger boot, it also brings extra passenger space. While the sleek, streamlined shape of the Tourer means the boot isn’t quite as good at carrying bulky items as rivals like the Ford Mondeo Estate - or even cars like the Ford Focus Estate, Mazda has engineered useful features into the Mazda6 that you’ll appreciate in daily use.

Mazda6 Tourer interior space & storage

The extended roofline of the 6 Tourer provides better headroom than you find in the Mazda6 saloon, as well as offering increased boot space. Overall back-seat space is excellent, with plenty of knee room in seats wide enough to accommodate three adult passengers side-by side. This makes the Tourer a more comfortable long-distance car for rear seat passengers than the saloon.

The only discomfort is likely to be encountered by the occupant of the middle seat, who may find that the tunnel running the length of the floor denies adequate space for their feet. This is not a problem unique to the Mazda; many of its rivals are similarly afflicted. The front seats sit low – adding to the car’s sporty feel – but they offer plenty of space and are electrically adjustable on all but the entry-level model.

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There’s also a selection of cubbyholes, with map pockets and cup-holders sprinkled around the interior. But, while the door bins are capable of holding a one-litre bottle of water, their shape means they’re not really suitable for carrying anything else.

Boot space

You get a 522-litre boot in the new Mazda6 Tourer – almost identical to the 525-litre capacity offered by the Ford Mondeo Estate. Mazda has also given the car some neat features such as a load bay cover that rises up with the bootlid so you don’t have to slide it forwards and backwards, as well as a useful partition that can stop the family dog slobbering over the rear seats. The back seats also drop easily when you pull a couple of latches, freeing up a total load capacity of 1,648 litres and a flat floor with no lip. That means sliding heavy items in is easy and the Mazda’s maximum load capacity matches the Mondeo’s almost exactly.

All petrol models can tow up to 1,500kg and diesel models can manage 1,600kg.

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