At the start of this year, the Mazda midsized wagon and sedan were revealed, and this seemed to buck the trend in the SUV still strongly saturated market. After all, most Aussie drivers now seem to see the SUV as the default vehicle for any kind of touring activity. This is what makes the Mazda 6 for sale today, so special, it tries something different, and as a result, we now have a diesel-powered touring car that many drivers have wanted for years. Let’s take a closer look at the new Mazda 6 Touring diesel sedan in this brief review.
A Brief Overview
The Mazda 6 is still in its 3rd generation that began back in 2013, but Mazda carried out an extensive update to keep this medium car relevant last year. This wasn’t a minor facelift, Mazda pulled out all the stops to improve the Mazda 6 and add to the large number of incremental improvements introducing over the intervening years. The result is a Mazda 6 that is bang up to date; there is a fresh new interior and new turbo petrol engine to enjoy. However, our focus today will be the new Touring diesel; let’s see what it has to offer.
The Mazda 6 Touring Specs
Despite the everlasting march of the ubiquitous SUV, there is still plenty of competition in the medium sized car segment. So, Mazda has presented a Mazda 6 that has plenty of equipment available while still sticking to an affordable model. The standard specification features equipment, such as LED headlights, automatic high beams, autonomous emergency braking AEB, an 8” touchscreen, satellite navigations, a DAB digital radio, a heads-up display (HUD), adaptive cruise control (all speeds), rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
The Touring diesel model hits the sweet spot in the range by adding more equipment, including a ten-way powered adjustable driving seat, keyless entry and start, black leather seats, automatic folding wing mirrors, adaptive beam headlights, front and rear parking sensor and a Bose stereo system with eleven speakers. This is a significant bump in equipment levels over the base model and well worth the modest premium.
The Diesel Engine
Let’s face it; the main difference that will interest most touring drivers is the diesel engine. The Mazda 6 Touring diesel has a twin turbo 2.2 diesel engine that generates 140kW of power and 450 Nm of torque. The Mazda 6 Touring is cheaper than the GT turbocharged 2.5 litre petrol model, but the power is slightly reduced. However, the Touring diesel has a better fuel economy of 7l/100km combined compared to 5L/100km offered by the petrol model. The diesel has plenty of available torque for towing, and it settles well into highway driving with a comfortable driving experience for every occupant and minimal tyre noise.
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