2017 Mazda 2 Review

Introduction

Mazda is very good at building compact, lightweight cars that still feel solid. The Mazda 2 supermini, which is a direct competitor for the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta, is no exception. It competes in a very busy part of the car market and uses style, solidity and equipment to its advantage. It’s surprisingly light, so it also drives very well.

 

Body Style: Supermini               Seats: 5                                  MRP from £12,595 - £17,495

 

Did you know? There’s an unusually large difference in wheelbase between the current and previous cars, at 80mm, which makes the newer Mazda 2 appreciably more spacious.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.4/10)

The Mazda 2 is a highly underrated car, combining intelligent construction techniques with great style and lots of equipment. Manual versions are particularly good to drive thanks to a fast-responding normally-aspirated engine and a sweet, enjoyable gearshift action. Every version is very fuel-efficient and comfortable. It’s a shame the wheels are universally smaller than aesthetic ideals would like, but at least the silver lining is better ride quality. It’s hard to find any major faults.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★...