MAZDA Mazda6 Tourer

2.0 Skyactiv G Kuro Edition 5dr

MAZDA Mazda6 Tourer - 2.0 Skyactiv G Kuro Edition 5dr

Vehicle Information

List Price
£30,250.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
9.4 secs
Engine Size
0.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
155 g/km
By Line

The Tourer estate version of the fourth generation Mazda6 has evolved into a very complete package. Good enough to out-point Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia station wagon rivals? Jonathan Crouch decides

Ten Second Review

The fourth generation Mazda6 has built on the strong showing of its predecessor with sharper styling, better attention to quality and some very economical engines. Many will want it in this stylish Tourer estate guise. It's got the talent to give some better-selling cars in its class quite a lot to think about.

Background

The Mazda6 hasn't had the easiest ride, whether the variant in question is a saloon or this Tourer estate. The first generation car drove brilliantly but felt a bit lightweight and the diesel engines were plagued with reliability issues. The second generation model was an improvement in virtually every regard but seemed to lack its predecessor's personality and fun factor. Some of that returned with the third generation model, launched in 2012. This featured Mazda's clever 'SYYACTIV' technology which dramatically improved running costs and made this model not only good enough to prise customers away from mainstream rivals but even to make buyers of lower order German compact executive saloons think twice. It only needed a smarter cabin and a bit of extra technology, both things apparently delivered by this MK4 model. Let's check out what's on offer.

Driving Experience

The Mazda6 Tourer sits on the same chassis that underpins the saloon variant, so the road going demeanour is just the same. As before, most Tourer models will be sold with either 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel SKYACTIV powerplants. The 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol unit has been enhanced with redesigned intake ports, revised pistons and a more advanced fuel injection and cooling set-up. The alternative 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel puts out 150PS as before in its base form, but generates 184PS (up from 175PS) in its highest state of tune. There is a completely new engine in the line-up, but it'll be a rare sight on our roads, a 2.5-litre petrol SKYACTIV-G unit borrowed from the US-market CX-9 SUV. It's paired with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic gearbox. Some effort has gone into improving ride comfort and handling dynamics too, the car benefitting from suspension fine tuning and component upgrades. Bump stop characteristics have been revised, the front dampers have increased in diameter and rebound springs have been added, all resulting in smoother vehicle behaviour and improved ride quality. In addition, the steering knuckles have been lowered to ensure a more precise response to subtle steering wheel actions. Extra noise insulation, improved aerodynamics and a special vibration-absorbing material been added to the centre tunnel and the roof lining should all improve refinement.

Design and Build

Not a lot really needed doing to the Mazda6 Tourer's styling, but Mazda has subtly changed it anyway for this fourth generation model. It's a mean and muscular looking thing; all pent-up curves and bulges, with beady eyes and a swooping, coupe-like roofline. The MK4 model update means a fresh frontal design focused around a smarter grille, which has the mesh positioned deeper within the surround to create what Mazda hopes is 'a more sophisticated and muscular face'. The revised LED headlamps integrate signature wing tips from the grille surround to underscore their so-called 'predator' style, and with the front fog lights now incorporated into the headlight cluster, the re-designed lower bumper features a sleeker profile and an aerodynamically efficient air intake. At the rear, this Tourer variant features cleaner rear bumper styling with more body coloured areas. Topping off the styling updates are smarter alloy wheel designs and the introduction of lustrous three-layer Soul Red Crystal paint. Step inside and the updates are even more evident. Higher quality materials and technology combined with refinements to the cabin design deliver more of an understated sense of luxury. There's now a larger eight-inch centre-dash display screen, plus a seven-inch TFT LCD positioned in the driver's instrument binnacle and the adoption of a full colour windscreen projecting a head-up 'Active Driving Display'. The dashboard and door trim designs have been redesigned, plus seat comfort has been improved. As before, the Tourer is acceptably practical, featuring a boot capacity of well over 500-litres with the seats up. Or, if you operate the clever flat-deck Karakuri rear seat folding system, there's well over 1,600-litres on offer.

Market and Model

This Tourer estate requires a premium of around £930 over the equivalent four-door, which means that pricing sits mainly in the £24,000 to £33,000 bracket common to most Mondeo-class estate models. There are four trim levels: 'SE-L Nav+', 'SE-L LUX Nav+', 'Sport Nav+' and 'GT Sport Nav+'. There's a £1,400 premium to pay on the mainstream models if you want an auto gearbox. The top 2.5-litre petrol variant (which costs from around £31,500) is of course auto-only. With an increase in standard active safety equipment across the range, all Tourer models now feature a huge range of advanced i-ACTIVESENSE technology, including Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Advanced Smart City Break Support. In addition, all models get alloy wheels of at least 7-inches in size, plus auto headlamps and wipers, power-folding mirrors, full-LED headlights and privacy glass. Inside, there's an MZD-Connect infotainment system with an 8-inch screen and a multimedia commander, via which you access integrated navigation, Bluetooth 'phone-linking, a DAB audio set-up and internet app integration. Plus there's dual-zone climate control, along with cruise control and a speed limiter. The 'SE-L LUX Nav+' grade further adds leather upholstery, heat for power-adjustable seats and steering wheel and a reversing camera.

Cost of Ownership

Plenty of work has gone in here into improving running cost efficiency, much of it related to Mazda's 'SKYACTIV' weight reduction programme. In addition, SKYACTIV-G petrol models are also fitted with an active air shutter that closes when the engine does not need cooling to improve aerodynamics. All Mazda6 models get an 'i-stop' engine stop/start system (the fastest-reacting set-up of its kind on the market) that cuts fuel consumption by up to 10% all on its own. Plus there's the i-ELOOP (short for 'Intelligent Energy Loop') brake regeneration system that's able to harvest and then re-use far more energy than comparable set-ups. On to the other things you'll need to consider when it comes to running cost returns. Your Mazda6 will require a service every 12 months or every 12,500 miles, whichever comes round sooner. You'll be offered the option of a fixed-price maintenance plan which covers all scheduled servicing with parts and labour for three years or 37,500 miles. Owners can keep up to date with their car's maintenance schedule via the instrument binnacle trip computer screen and the 'Applications' section of the 'MZD-Connect' centre-dash monitor. To help you keep track of what work has been carried out, you can access a 'Digital Service Record' online and use a useful 'My Mazda App' to receive reminders about servicing, book your car in at your local dealership and access a digitally-stored record of your model's service history.

Summary

The fourth generation Mazda6 is a very good product in the medium range estate segment, especially in Tourer estate form. The problem for the Japanese brand is though, that it now competes against some other particularly good estates in this class. It needed a bit extra to stand out. Will the redesign we've been looking at here be enough to enable it to do that? Much of the answer to that depends on how Mazda promotes this car. Right now it's a bit of a forgotten choice in its sector but in our view, it doesn't deserve to be. Over to you.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Electric front/rear windows/one touch facility
  • Intermittent rear wash/wipe
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Windscreen wiper de-icer
BRAKES
  • ABS EBD EBA
  • DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Front Advanced Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
  • G-Vectoring control plus
  • Hill hold control
COMMUNICATION
  • Audio transfer from bluetooth devices
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Electric power steering
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
  • Radar cruise control
  • Reversing camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Engine start/stop button
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 8" touchscreen with multimedia commander
  • Colour head up display
  • Colour TFT display with speed, traffic signs and cruise control information
  • Satellite navigation system with european maps
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Black mirror caps
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Black dashboard and door decorative trim
ENGINE
  • I-ELOOP
  • i-stop
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB ports
  • Additional USB connection in rear
  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Mazda Multimedia System - AM/FM/DAB radio, MP3 with 11 Bose speakers
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured rear bumper
  • Chrome garnish front bumper mouldings
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • Gloss black grille inserts
  • Metallic paint
  • Roof rails
  • Scuff plates
  • Shark fin antenna
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dusk sensitive headlamps
  • High beam control
  • LED auto leveling headlights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
  • LED third brake light
  • Rear fog lights
  • Signature LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rear air vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 cupholders
  • Auxiliary power socket in luggage area
  • Folding rear centre armrest with USB input
  • Front armrest with storage bin
  • Front centre console storage
  • Front passenger and driver door pockets
  • Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coat hooks
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated glovebox with lock
  • Karakuri tonneau cover
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Light roof lining
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Interior incandescent lighting
  • Luggage compartment lighting
SAFETY
  • 3 point ELR front seat belts
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
  • Active bonnet
  • Active front headrests
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front passenger airbag cut off switch
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • Seatbelt reminder front and rear
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 3 height adjustable rear headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver seat with power slide, recline, height and lumbar adjustment with memory
  • Front driver and passenger seatback pocket
  • Front passenger seat with power slide, recline and height adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix rear child seat fastenings
SECURITY
  • Automatic door locking
  • Deadlocking system
  • Remote central locking
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm immobiliser
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Black alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • HC: 22E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83.5
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1998
  • Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 91.2
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 6.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 7.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 6.8
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: Skyactiv G
  • Coin Series: Kuro Edition
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 165
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 95
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: True
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 66
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 91
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9.4
  • BHP: 165
  • Engine Power KW: 121
  • Engine Power RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 157
  • Engine Torque MKG: 21.7
  • Engine Torque NM: 213
  • Engine Torque RPM: 4000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 133
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: 1475
  • Height (including roof rails): 1480
  • Length: 4805
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11
  • Wheelbase: 2750
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1840
  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 522
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 62
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2051
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1664
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 680
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1491
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 560
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Inc VAT
£415.87
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,742.85 inc VAT
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Ex VAT
£346.56
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£3,119.04 Ex VAT
Contract Term (9 + 47)
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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30,250.00
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£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
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TBC
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Personal lease
£415.87
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£3,742.85
Business lease
£346.56
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
£3,119.04
Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£415.87
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,742.85 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£346.56
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,119.04 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
30,250.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£30,250.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
9.4 secs
Engine Size
0.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
155 g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£415.87
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,742.85 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£346.56
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,119.04 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC

MAZDA Mazda6 Tourer

2.0 Skyactiv G Kuro Edition 5dr

MAZDA MAZDA6 TOURER Kuro Edition*Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£415.87
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,742.85 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£346.56
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,119.04 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC