Cruise control, and dual-zone air-conditioning (which lets you set different temperatures for each side of the cabin).
A reversing camera, rear parking sensors, and satellite navigation. Windscreen wipers that operate automatically when it rains.
A 7-inch colour touchscreen, and a control dial on the centre console for the car’s infotainment systems.
Internet radio integration (including the apps Pandora, Stitcher and Aha), Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio connectivity, and steering wheel audio controls.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift lever, and front foglights.
Aluminium alloy wheels, which are usually lighter and better looking than steel wheels, and a space-saver steel spare wheel.
Automatic emergency braking that works at speeds up to 80km/h: It alerts you, and if necessary brakes the car, should you be in danger of hitting an object in front.
Blind spot monitoring (which warns when changing lanes that a vehicle is alongside), and rear cross-traffic alert (warning when reversing that something is crossing your path).
Mazda’s efficiency enhancing, i-Stop and i-Eloop systems. The former saves fuel by shutting off the engine when you stop, and restarting it when you press the accelerator to drive away. The latter recovers energy during braking and stores it as electricity, which helps power the heating, lights and other functions.
G-Vectoring Control, a Mazda technology that makes the car respond more consistently to the steering wheel.
Six airbags: two directly in front of the driver and front passenger; one alongside each front occupant to protect the upper body; and curtain airbags on each side that protect front and rear occupants at head level.
Electronic stability control, which helps you control a skidding car. All new cars must have this feature.
Of nine metallic and mica colours, seven are available standard.
Every Mazda6 carries a three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.