Auto Express's performance 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.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

2.2 Diesel hatchback sport is perfect for me fast, comfortable and economical, drives like a big car and handles like a medium size car better with Toyo Tyres than original fit Dunlops, low co2 emisions road tax £125, good for work and will carry five cricketers and thier kit in the summer, lots of optional kit as standard,Bose,half leather seats,climate, auto lights and wipers,body kit 18" alloys all standard. Previously owned 170tdi sport passatt and Mondeo and this is a better car than either of them.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

There are no reliability issues whatsoever. the car has low mileage and is still under manufacturers warranty. The fuel economy at a shade under 50mpg is very satisfactory for a quite large (15ft 7inches long) 2.2litre car with 163hp, 340nm torque,130mph performance and brisk acceleration. road tax at ł135.00 is quite low based on 141g/km emissions. the first scheduled service (only one to date) was very acceptable at under ł200.00.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

So so good but now out of warranty I have to check with franchised dealershipt to see if any updates are required as the manufacturer/dealership has not advised. Cost of diesel has risen over same time frame of purchase. I use own garage to ensure cost of service is kept down as cannot prove that dealership actually completes what is required but still charges silly costs for servicing etc.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The reliability has been brilliant. the car has never broken down or failed to start. The longevity of the components such as tyre pressure sensors, alloy wheels and brake components has been poor. the cost of main dealer servicing was prohibitive until they lost the work at which point they dropped their price by 50%!

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

143 bhp diesel is torquey and produces a good performance. But is significantly less economic than my last car - 130 bhp mondeo diesel. Car handles well, with good grip and balance when cornering quickly. Interior has good quality feel and the seats are reasonably comfortable. Would definitely recommend this car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent. this is the 4th mazda6 I have owned over a period of 10yrs. I only occasionally make a long run ( to london and back) so my average mileage per gallon is mainly done around town and on country roads. plus I love at the end of a very potholed,unmade farm lane which tests the suspension severely.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This car is quiet, comfortable and relaxing to drive. It handles very well on twistier roads and the engine,especially considering it is a diesel, is excellent. It is both very smooth and quiet, has excellent midrange power and still returns 50+ MPG.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car for the money I paid for it. Came fully loaded with everything, the next comparable car at the same spec would have been 2-3K more!

Practicality is awesome. I have 2 kids and the car handles all the stuff we need.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It has never let me down - always starts first time no matter what the weather. having it regularly serviced does help. My records indicate it costs me about ł1,300 a year - petrol, car tax, servicing and insurance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is an excellent car in terms of handling, performance, economy and practicality. The only area where it could be improved is in the quality of some of the interior plastics. Overall though a very good choice.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Engine component recall, took ages to fix

Rust in rear sills, warranty covered but annoying

Interior trim piece seems imposible to be able to be fixed by dealer

Dealer in Ashford Kent not performing well

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only a minor problem fixed under warranty, however come the first mot, found serious defect with front disk brakes. More thirsty than I expected, and a bit worried about future repair costs - see above.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues so far, starts every morning. don't worry about it at all. no performance issues. It's probably the price of fuel nowadays and a combination of the mileage I do, but I use a lot of diesel.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It has proved to be a wise choice, excellent performance, engine noisy until warm but not a deterent. Extras everywhere but comes as standard. Only had to fit reversing aid.
Would buy another one.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have driven this car from new (purchased company lease car) and have had no issues withit other than wear & tear. Running cost are generally exellent apart from the 75,000 mile service (ł900!).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Performance issues linked to the dpf process can cause inconsistency with engine output and fuel consumption. Fuel consumption being consistently short of claimed increases running costs.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I've never needed to get a single thing fixed and it has never failed to start or ever broken down. The petrol cost are more than anticipated, equal to a previous higher-performance car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great performance and handling with decent ride comfort exellent spec but spoiled with the poor fuel consumption and the attitude of the dealers and Mazda customer services helpdesk.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is simply the best car I have ever owned it does everything superbly looks great and doesnt cost much to run. Handling is unbelievable it outhandles any BMW/Audi I have driven.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Issues with discs on brakes - have had to have them reskimmed twice. also issue with cruise control alarm switch - replaced twice already. Higher than average mileage when bought.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had to take it to the garage at all. always starts first time. Genral runnings costs are good, although some mazda parts (I'm led to beleive can be a bit costly).

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Occasionally indicators stay on after being cancelled. It's a heavy car for a 1.6 engine so requires a heavy foot to get it going in traffic which uses a lot of fuel.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

One of the most reliable, performance orientated cars I have owned. Mazda made a winner with their understated 6MPS. Is there another to come with the new shape 6??

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any issues- starts first time always. Took out first 3 years service option so no costs as yet.have had to replace brake pads and a set of new tyres only.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Lots of top end features for a very good price, It's fast and very reliable, and still feels new after 15k miles! In fact drive quality gets better by the mile!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's never put a foot wrong, totally satisfied. The engine could be a little more furgal in this day and age, but for a 2.2 litre angine, it's not at all bad.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has not let me down or needed to go back to the dealer in between services. Not needed to buy spares as yet but don't think they will be extravigant.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ke discs at 30500 miles together with a complete set of pads. Generally as expected for the type of car. mpg good for size & performance available.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No mechanical faults during ownership. Its not going to be the cheapest to fuel but road tax is reasonable and the car has performance if required.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very practical, commodious family car, well equipped, good performance, excellent economy, good handling, but ride a bit firm on 18 inch wheels.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never let me down. it always goes, and never misses a beat. Fuel economy is excellent, considering the performance and size of the car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It starts, it goes, it works. Considered good for the size of car it is, and the urban/rural motoring done, with limited mileage per trip.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have not had any issue in the two years to mark the care down for. Service costs are quite high for a car of this age.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bearing in mind the original cost and specification determined by my budget - the car has provided excellent service.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

At 3 months old the power steering failed. took the garage 3 weeks to sort. ended up being a management system issue

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The car is the best to drive in terms of handling and has an expectation about it of performance & reliability.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Mechanicals always work as expected. Fuel is decent rather than exceptional, main dealer service is variable.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nothing to report. Very poor mileage to the gallon of petrol other than on long motorway runs when it is ok.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing has gone wrong so far, being a mazda & having owned a mazda before I expect nothing to go wrong! .

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing wrong as yet. Tyres pricier than my last car (vectra) and am about to replace for first time.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's a mazda. speaks for itself. It's what I expect from a car of this size/performance/comfort.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Replaced the battery and the map in 30k. Normal services tyres changed twice at 15k intervals.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

I,ve kept it for six years because I do not think any other car would give so little trouble.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only ever back in the garage for a yearly service. Fuel cost reasonable tyres can be pricey.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Disappointed that it had an engine mount leak but otherwise extremely satisfied. Average.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Sporty looking, suberb handling, smooth comfotable cruiser and excellent value for money

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

All systems operate well. car handles superbly. Moderate; service costs as expected.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Has never missed a beat. No relacement parts have been fitted except during service.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very pleased in every respect. Probably about reasonable (after only 18 months).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. Fuel consumpsion not as good as it says in the dealer information.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ample performance, reliable, spacious, nice to look at and very practical.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

PRACTICAL, STYLISH REASONABLE PERFORMANCE, LOW END TORQUE DISSAPOINTING.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very nice car but sound system is not of the quality one might expect.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent. Only issue is servicing is slightly higher than expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing has ever gone wrong. Have not had to pay for anything yet.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bland but does everything I expected it to do without any hassel.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Relative to its price the car has exceeded all my expectations

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

One of the best all round cars L have everowned.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Outstanding. Acceptable for class of vehicle.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Price performance is excellent.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Always good to start. Equal to my old corsa.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Hasnt missed a beat in nearly 3 years

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good. Always looking for better.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent vehicle, no worries driving

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. Thirstier than I thought.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had to replace battery after 3 yrs

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

So far excellent. Very acceptable.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It does waht it says on the" tin"

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It is agreat car. Very efficent.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Car only goes in for servicing

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is like a premium car!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent value for money

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Dependable. Bad on fuel.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant Japanese car

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good. Not bad.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no issues

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always fine

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

fantastic

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5