The Mazda 6 has long been a favourite, the fact that it's still one of the best in its class four years after its launch shows just how good it is.
The 6 is one of very few family saloons that are genuinely fun to drive, with sporty road manners and some impressive engines that do a fine job of combining strong performance and good fuel economy. Low CO2 emissions find favour with fleet drivers, too, as does the Mazda's keen pricing which makes rivals look a bit expensive.
The saloon and Tourer estate provide plenty of room inside for five people, plus generous boot capacities. A facelift in 2015 made this car even better, improving the plain dashboard design - which had been one of its few weaknesses.
Repair costs are average for a car in this class but a used car warranty always makes sense, whilst very reliable things go wrong, and they will at some point. A used car warranty safeguards you against the unexpected and gives you peace of mind.