Mazda6 Atenza Sedan 2023 Review

Is the Mazda6 any good

Mazda6 Atenza– In the last few years normal passenger cars have been in decline. However, sedans like the Mazda6 remain a comfortable alternative to the continuing swing towards SUVs.       Mazda6 Atenza sedan front quarter 2 I drove the Atenza version a few weeks ago. This comes in either a sedan or wagon and both are a beautiful design.

The Mazda6 comes with a 2.5L turbo petrol engine with a six speed AT and FWD. There is reasonable power and torque and it also fairly economical.

The Mazda has a smooth and comfortable ride. Its very quiet and makes long distance driving relaxed. You could say it has a sporty edge to it.

Inside the Atenza is all comfort. Heated and ventilated front leather seats with Alcantara inserts and electric adjustment. Multi zone climate-controlled A/C. Digital instruments and HUD.

The large central screen and infotainment connectivity allows for wireless smart phone charging and wireless Apple CarPlay. However, Mazda’s insistence on the dial controls means that the functionality is dated now.

Personally I would opt for the wagon over the sedan as I’m a bit of a wagon fan, but either would make owners happy.

The Mazda6 Atenza sedan is priced from $52,440 plus the usual costs and that’s actually good value.

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  • Sedan is sleek and stylish.
  • The Atenza comes packed with a heap of features for the price.
  • Inside the front seats are comfortable and supportive
  • Central screen is small by todays standards.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay is great, but the dial controls make functionality problematic.
  • Rear seats are a little flat and tight for leg room.
  • Boot is long, not very deep and has a small opening.
  • That’s why I prefer the wagon. Its just as stylish but more practical
  • Engine is smooth and provides enough performance.
  • Its relaxing to drive and surprisingly fun as well.
  • However, the front wheel drive can be a but slippery in the wet.
  • It also can be a little thirsty at times.
  • Starting to show its age against newer competitors.
  • A Hybrid or diesel version would increase appeal

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What is good?

  • Stylish and sleek
  • Interior comfort and driving position.
  • Overall ambience

What is not so good?

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Sedans are a dwindling market unfortunately.

The segment is dominated by the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Other choices include Hyundai Sonata, Citroen C5-X, Peugeot 508 GT, Genesis G70, or the Audi A4.

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Mazda6 Atenza final thoughts

Mazda6 is really starting to show its age, but its aged well in some areas not so much in others.

Packed with both comfort and safety features it is actually good value for $52,440 plus the usual costs.

Its stylish, smooth, and fun to drive and easy to live with.

However, there are newer competitors on offer, and it sits in the segment with the Toyota Camry Hybrid which is dominant.

I would choose the wagon version, still stylish and way more practical.

Mazda6 Atenza sedan engine

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Model

Mazda6 Atenza Sedan

Model Price$52,440 MLP*
Engine2.5L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain6 Sp SKYACTIV FWD
Battery Capacity / typeN/A
Power173Kw @ 4,250 rpm
Torque420Nm @ 2,000 rpm
Fuel ADR7.6L/100km Euro 5
Fuel on Test8.2 L/100k
Fuel capacity62L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency1000km Max
Realistic range750km on test
Fast Charge / Home (240V)N/A
SafetyN/A
CO2 Emissions178g/km
0-100kmh/Top SpeedN/A
Servicing12 Mth / 15,000km – Capped
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

78/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort8
Equipment7
Performance7
Ride and Handling8
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose8
Style / appeal9
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money8

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Dimensions

 Mazda6

Overall Length4865mm
Wheelbase2830mm
Width1840mm
Height1450mm
Wheels19 X 7.5 Alloy
Tyres225/45 R19
Max ground clearanceUp to 165mm
Wading DepthN/A
ApproachN/A
RampoverN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTK11.2m
Boot Capacity Min474L
Boot capacity Max474L
Battery WeightN/A
Kerb Weight1622kg
Payload (kg)TBC
GVM (kg)TBC
GCMTBC
Towing Capacity1,600kg
Tow Ball rating120kg

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Summary

Mazda6 is really starting to show its age, but its aged well in some areas not so much in others.

Packed with both comfort and safety features it is actually good value for $52,440 plus the usual costs.

Its stylish, smooth, and fun to drive and easy to live with.

However, there are newer competitors on offer, and it sits in the segment with the Toyota Camry Hybrid which is dominant.

I would choose the wagon version, still stylish and way more practical.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.