The Mazda2 is Mazda’s great looking supermini that rivals vehicles like the ever-popular Ford Fiesta, VW Polo and Vauxhall Corsa. It offers a sporty, stylish and fun flavour to the class with its sharp looks setting it apart from the competition.
The Mazda2 offers some punchy petrol engines and is great fun to drive, despite that Mazda still manage to deliver good economy figures thanks to their SKYACTIV platform which is a combination of clever engineering and technology to produce lighter vehicles and more efficient engines that don’t sacrifice performance, it sounds so simple but there’s some very smart technology at work here. ….. There aren’t any diesel options and you really don’t need one, the petrol line-up offers a good mix of nippy or more economical options.
We recommend opting for the manual transmission and then you basically have the option of the 75, 90 or 115PS SKYACTIV petrol engines. It may set you back around £1500 more to skip the 75PS engine but we recommend you do that and go for the 90PS unit … Why, well there’s hardly any difference in economy figures and you’ll find the 90PS a whole lot punchier and way more fun to drive. The 115PS is a tad faster than the 90PS but we don’t think it’s enough to warrant shelling-out the extra money. (0-62mph in 9.0 secs and 9.7 secs respectively).
Inside, Mazda have made an effort to give the 2018 model more of a premium feel without doing away with some of the Mazda trade mark nuances. There’s more soft-touch finishes than before and if you skip the lower end model you get a very impressive infotainment systems with 7 inch colour touchscreen. Room-wise it’s not the biggest in the supermini class but it’s not the smallest either, boot size it sits somewhere in the middle with it’s competitors and whilst rivals like the Fiesta are a little bigger, the Mazda 2 still manages to find more leg room for rear passengers.
Model-wise we highly recommend the SE-L Nav, its packed with just about all the tech you need including 7 inch colour touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio/CD/MP3, and sat nav. Safety feature are plenty with rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and city braking systems just a few of the key offerings.
If you've been a disciple of the Ford Fiesta or one of Britain’s other popular small cars and you are in the market for a new vehicle, we highly recommend you take a look at the Mazda2, test drive one and we think you’ll be impressed!
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