Review Mazda 6
There are people who screw their noses into diesel medium-class passenger cars and passenger carriages. Throw a diesel donkey into a family wagon and some people threaten to fall into a coma.
There is no longer a reason to do so, because some brands have come up with slender, agile and – dare I say – sexy diesel wagons on the market.
Alfa Romeo has 159 Sportwagon (probably the only one to date that offers any gender appeal), there’s Citroen’s C5, Skoda has Octavia, Peugeot has 407, VW offers Passat, and Mazda has brought it. Zoom-Zoom the battlefield with the diesel version of the wagon Mazda6.
The five-door wagon is equipped with a 2.2-liter DOHC 16-cylinder direct-injection engine with variable geometry turbo engines but is only available as a six-speed manual, and the lack of automatic has may be penalized sales figures.
But despite its rather dull segment and family-centric list of features, it is a lively vehicle to drive.
The Mazda6 range is praised for its excellent road travel and diesel wagon is no exception.
The ride comfort is good but it doesn’t prevent the 6 wagons from showing some talent for corners – it won’t scare an RX8 or MX-5 for its superior cornering ability but sports car drivers don’t want to be embarrassed if they don’t want to be embarrassed by the family machine.
The impulse in the device is good, especially after the turbo lag above doesn’t work – the fact it’s quickly forgotten because 400Nm of torque quickly makes its presence felt from 1800. rpm.
The increase remains until 3000rpm and 136kW of maximum power to 500rpm thereafter, providing power delivery characteristics through the mid-range and high-end segments that won’t leave you pitying for a petrol model. .
Although the petrol tank weighs 113kg less than a diesel, it only supplies 125kW and 226Nm – less than 11 kiloWat, a Newton less than 174 meters – and uses nearly three liters more per 100km. go okay.
It’s still a bit difficult when it’s cold and idle but there’s nothing to stop buying – it can be a grudge with the powerful diesel pump.
The cabin not only has the ability to grab the family and set its traps, with the useful center console storage, though four adults can find a bit of legroom for two in the back. Parents and a few rugs will not have any problems with space or comfort.
Drivers are generally well served, with the exception of the central screen on the dashboard, which is controlled by a series of wheel-mounted buttons, but the counter-intuitive processes – the new Mazda3 system is much better. and hope to be better adopted by Mazda6. Besides, most of the controls of Mazda6 are easy to use.
Rear loading space is also helpful, with a clever curtain system and cargo net that helps protect against prying eyes and loose luggage that aren’t difficult to access.
The grid works the usual way but the cargo display is connected to the back door and lifts off the road with ease – a clear plus with this family load tool.
If I do not need to pull an occupied pontoon – requires LandCruiser – the Mazda6 is an economical and efficient family car.