The Mazda 6 Tourer has a lovely, well-equipped interior but the infotainment systems in alternatives are just that bit slicker
The Mazda 6 Tourer has upped its game in the interior stakes. Soft-touch plastics feel lovely and everything looks well put together. Buttons and controls fall to hand easily and have a good quality feel to them. The gear shift and steering wheel are covered in leather, while all but entry-level cars come with leather seats. All in all the Mazda 6 Estate is a lovely place to sit in.
The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is good, but not quite Volkswagen good
Every Mazda 6 Tourer comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. That’s smaller than you’d find in the Passat, but the screen is clear and icons big enough to make navigation simple, though it could be a little quicker. Navigating through the menus is enhanced by a dial and supporting buttons between the driver and passenger seat (also here is the volume control for the stereo).
Sat-nav is standard too, but if you prefer to use your phone’s navigation app Apple Car and Android Auto are standard features as well.
A perfectly adequate stereo comes as standard in SE-L Nav + and SE-L Lux Nav+ cars, but if crystal clear music is important to you, then opt for one of the top two trims that get an upgraded Bose system with surround sound.
Also standard on every Mazda 6 Tourer is a colour head-up display system that projects sat-nav instructions and road signs on to the windscreen. It’s a pity, though, that there’s no ‘off’ button for this feature. You can switch it off through the car’s settings but it defaults back to ‘on’ when you start the engine.