Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I think it's excellent. Power is decent, but when you rev the 2l engine it's magnificent. (I beat a Civic TypeR along a slip road a few weeks back!)
Build quality could be better, but for the price I can't really complain. Stronger boot supports would be very welcome! (Yes, it's a Mazda6!!)
Practicality is fantastic - the back seats collapse at the touch of a button.
Many friends have commented to me how good a car it is when I've given them a lift in it, and it's extremely comfortable too - why bother with BMWs, Mercedes, etc? (BTW, I prefer my 6 to my friend's 08 plate Merc E220 - no room at all in there when you're 6'4"!!)

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

She's solid when motorway driving - not buffeted by the wind - but is very responsive to the accelerator. you have to driver her I.e. use the gears on "a" roads which I believe is the same for all diesel cars which is another reason why I thoroughly enjoy driving her. she's very comfortable to drive and arrive at destination refreshed. I realize that I would get more miles per gallon but, at present, I do more town driving that motorway. I get more miles per gallon on a motorway run.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good looking car, lots of room, very practical and good performance-BUT the worst experience I have ever had with a car or Manufacturer. Loads of rust affecting car- most hanging panels and loads underneath. Car went in to Mazda body shop to change bonnet, rear doors and tailgate. The car went in in August and I still havn't got in back- 5 MONTHS IN THE BODY SHOP!!!!! Is this a record? Mazda are thouroughly dishonest.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent diesel engine. responsive pedals. no failings in electrics or computerised components. My only gripe is the cost of replacement 19 tyres. two factors: the current state of our roads; the torque.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Most stylish family car on the road, people always saying how good it looks. Great to drive ,comfortable and practical, economical for size of car, loads of equipment as standard.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

does what i selected it for - need big boot for field hockey goal keeping gear. Tyres make difference to ride and noise - current goodyears not as good as original bridgestones

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Always starts first time very comfortable fairly good on petrol had trouble with alarm in early days. Good on motorway driving not so good about town.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Perfect start, comfortable ride, positive steering, excellent excelleration. Excellent insurance quote, average mpg, good service from dealer.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Absolutely brilliant - love my 6 - comfortable, reliable, fun, practical. Bought a brand new 2 as well for my wife - same goes for it too

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

overall easy to drive ,gearbox can be knotchy when cold, but generally a good all rounder ,can be a bit on thirsty side when driven hard

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

This is the best car I have owned. Very comfortable on long journeys and very practical amount of space. Exceptionally reliable.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car is very good, just let down by a major part failing and it taking months for the manufacturer to supply the spare into the UK

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Love it - fantastic feature set for the price and it is just great
So good my brother in law bought the same model afterwards

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's stylish in an understated way, practical and reasonably fun to drive given that it's a mid-range family runaround.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very honest reliable car that provides adequate performance and ride experience given its 'daddy car' image

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Don't like the idea of no spare wheel makes you feel aprihensive on longer journeys. Ok for engine size.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

First time start, never broken down in 29000 miles.never cause for concern. Servicing and petrol.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have not had an issue, everything works as it should. The vehilce can be heavy on front tyres.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My car is very good value for money. Its very good to drive and very practical. and reliable

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never misses a beat. Servicing appears in higher ranges of cost compared with some others.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

In winter it won't move. skids very quickly. too dangerous. Fuel consumption is high too.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 1/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Practical but not the feel that I hoped for ie not a solid feel like BMW or even Toyota.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car which has never had anything done to it since the last and current service

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Decent practical car but rather thirsty and interior design could be more thoughtful.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No promlems since purchased. Fuel cost seems to be low compared to petrol vehicle.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very good all rounder for the size of car, very practical, a pleasure to drive.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Timing chain needed replacement at 40k miles. Servicing cost very reasonable.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good but timing chain a bit noisy. Mazda said average is 50 which is ajoke.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has started on the button since purchase. Acceptable in view of car size.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good car, lots of acceleration when you need it, and it looks good!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good to drive, practical, reliable but the ride is a little unsettled

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only failure is the boot release button. Good for this size of car.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only prob 1 new battery. Tyres at 25000 minimal service costs.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good, reliable, practical hatchback offering value for money

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Five says it all. Running costs on long runs is acceptable.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

a stylish practical sleek family car if thats possible.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

All-round great car. Fun to drive and very practical.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My third mazda 6 and no real issues with any of them

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far in a full year had 2 services and thats it

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol

Very pleased with car. No major repairs so far.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

very good all rounder and good value for money

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car - a little noisy at cruising speeds

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

my car is i think a very good allround car.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Low road tax for size and fuel efficient.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time. Just fuel and tyres.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good runner quite. Ł30 per week.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fuel consumption could be better.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 2/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down (touch wood )

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, stylish and practical

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

it ticks all the right boxes,

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far so good. Reasonable.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues what so ever

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good family car.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had an issue

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5