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Mazda6 Atenza Sedan 2023 Review

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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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.

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

Model Price $52,440 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
Drivetrain 6 Sp SKYACTIV FWD
Battery Capacity / type N/A
Power 173Kw @ 4,250 rpm
Torque 420Nm @ 2,000 rpm
Fuel ADR 7.6L/100km Euro 5
Fuel on Test 8.2 L/100k
Fuel capacity 62L
Range (WLTP) / efficiency 1000km Max
Realistic range 750km on test
Fast Charge / Home (240V) N/A
Safety N/A
CO2 Emissions 178g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed N/A
Servicing 12 Mth / 15,000km – Capped
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. 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)

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 7
Fit for Purpose 8
Style / appeal 9
Technology/connectivity 8
Value for Money 8



Overall Length 4865mm
Wheelbase 2830mm
Width 1840mm
Height 1450mm
Wheels 19 X 7.5 Alloy
Tyres 225/45 R19
Max ground clearance Up to 165mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 11.2m
Boot Capacity Min 474L
Boot capacity Max 474L
Battery Weight N/A
Kerb Weight 1622kg
Payload (kg) TBC
GVM (kg) TBC
Towing Capacity 1,600kg
Tow Ball rating 120kg

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