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Mazda 6

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Mazda 6


On the inside

Layout, finish and space

Everything about the interior feels plush and luxurious, especially the nappa leather (standard on top spec) that coats the dash to minimise scratchy plastics, as well as the seats and arm rests.

Other comfort features include heated seats (and cooling with the top trim) and a heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, electric seats and privacy class.

Tech on all trims includes an 8in touchscreen with sat nav, Bluetooth and DAB (but no Apple CarPlay), reversing sensors, blind spot monitoring, heated wing mirrors, rain-sensing front wipers and lane-keep assist. Opting for the GT Sport Nav+ brings a head-up display on the windscreen, which is very handy, featuring speed limits, nav directions and information about the cruise control or speed limiter.

On a side note, not that you’ll spend much – if any – time sat in the back seats, but the rear headrests are disappointingly hard. When the front seats get such comfort, it’s a shame that passengers might feel discomfort over longer periods of time. The sunroof also eats into headroom a surprising amount – as soon as you sit up straight instead of slouching in the chair, you’ll be brushing the roof lining.