Mazda 6 2017
Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: The Mazda6 GT wagon looks stunning and is great to drive, but it doesn’t have the cargo capacity of rivals such as the Passat and Superb. As for the GT grade, I’d be looking at the Touring instead – it’s about $5K less and you’re only really missing out on the proximity key, which is great, but not $5K great. Good on you for considering a wagon, too. It’s the thinking person's alternative to an SUV.You can read the full review here.
This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 6: Great looks, Fun to drive, Advanced safety equipment
The 2017 Mazda 6 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Mazda 6 is also known as the Mazda Atenza (China and Japan) in markets outside Australia.
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Mazda 6 2017 Price and Specs
|Mazda 6 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Atenza||Sedan||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$25,444||$37,990|
|Atenza||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$25,444||$37,990|
|GT||Sedan||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$25,990||$29,950|
|GT||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$25,990||$29,950|
|Atenza||Wagon||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$25,444||$37,990|
|Atenza||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$25,444||$37,990|
|GT||Wagon||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$25,990||$29,950|
|GT||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$25,990||$29,950|
Mazda 6 2017 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 6 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What car is big enough to sleep in the back of?
It's hard to give you a definite recommendation, as most cargo measurements are in litres rather than floor length, but I reckon most mid-size wagons and large SUVs would do the job for you.
Most of these have a flat boot floor with the seats folded, and likely have ample body length for sleeping.
Don't be afraid to try them out for size at the dealers either. You'd certainly test out a mattress before buying right?!
Holden Commodore: What's a good replacement?
All of the cars you name meet your criteria of size, economy, performance and handling.
Of all of those I would nominate the Camry as the great all-rounder.
Mazda 6 2017 Towing capacity
The Mazda 6’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda 6 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|Sport||Sedan||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|Touring||Sedan||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|Touring||Sedan||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||1600kg|
|GT||Sedan||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|Sport||Wagon||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|Touring||Wagon||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|
|Touring||Wagon||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||1600kg|
|GT||Wagon||2.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||1500kg|