Mazda 6 2020
Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: Mazda6 wagon, with its impressive dynamics, great practicality and value. The Atenza grade adds another level of luxury but also look at the GT, which has the same engine and an almost identical features list. Oh, and you don't have to put a bed in the back like I did, but it's good to know you can.You can read the full review here.
This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 6: Enjoyable to drive, Great value, Excellent safety equipment
The 2020 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 2020 Price and Specs
|Mazda 6 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Atenza||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$37,800||$48,950|
|Atenza 100TH Anniversary||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$40,200||$51,480|
|GT||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$34,800||$45,100|
|GT SP||Sedan||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$37,400||$48,400|
|Atenza||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$39,200||$50,160|
|Atenza 100TH Anniversary||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$41,200||$52,690|
|GT||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$35,900||$46,420|
|GT SP||Wagon||2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$38,900||$49,720|
Mazda 6 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 6 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mazda 4 - A bigger hatchback than the 3?
Mazda is unlikely to increase the number of its passenger car models, given the contracting nature of such body styles in favour of crossovers and SUVs.
Also, note that a CX-4 has existed in China for a number of years, slotting tightly between the CX-3 and CX-5 as a sleeker coupe version of the latter, so if you do see a '4' (or, more likely, a '40') on the tailgate of a Mazda in the future, it might be sat on an SUV-shaped rather than hatchback-shaped five-door.Show more
Mazda 7 - Will Mazda build a bigger sedan than the 6?
Probably not, sadly.
The slower-than-anticipated sales of the Mazda6 series over the past decade, combined with Mazda's hesitation to replace the existing, nine-year-old model, suggests that there is not a larger sedan in the pipeline.
However, with Mazda marching upmarket and its ties with Toyota strengthening, a joint-venture project with Toyota or even Lexus, using Mazda's new rear-drive platform and inline six-cylinder engine range, may make a model-sharing premium flagship – like a Mazda7 or even Mazda9 – a possibility.
But please don't hold your breath on this one because it is merely conjecture on our behalf.Show more
Mazda 9 - Will we ever see a successor to the 929?
Mazda is unlikely to introduce a sedan larger than the Mazda6, due to the declining sales of larger sedans globally in favour of SUVs.
However, with Mazda marching upmarket and its ties with Toyota strengthening, a joint-venture project with Toyota or even Lexus, using Mazda's new rear-drive platform and inline six-cylinder engine range, may make a model-sharing luxury flagship – a modern-day 929 in other words – a possibility.
But there are currently no plans that we know of pertaining to such a model, sadly.
We hope this helps.Show more
Problems with engine failure in my 2010 Mazda 6
This is a known problem in the Mazda turbo-diesel, and many owners have suffered similar failures. The problem begins with the formation of hard, carbon deposits in the top end of the engine which eventually find their way into the engine’s sump and block the oil pick-up. When that happens, the engine can’t pump oil efficiently and some parts of the engine become oil-starved. That’s when a build-up of friction and, therefore, heat, will cause a catastrophic failure with the attendant metal shavings that were subsequently discovered in your engine.
So why was the problem missed? An enthusiastic mechanic will always have a look at the oil that comes out of an engine, looking for just the symptoms you’ve noted. A really keen technician will sometimes even cut the old oil filter open to check for anything that shouldn’t be there. Unfortunately, in the context of a busy workshop with price-conscious customers, this doesn’t always happen. In the Mazda’s engine, the normal practice should be to check the strainer that covers the oil pick-up, but, again, that may not have been the case with your engine. If the workshop you used was a Mazda dealership, I’d be asking management why that process wasn’t followed. Even then, it’s difficult to say whether this check would have saved your engine, as the damage may already have been done.Show more