The Mazda2 is a stylish supermini that offers modern looks, an engaging driving experience and impressive performance. The Mazda2 ‘squares up against’ competitors like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo by offering ‘one of the best infotainment systems in the business, snappy styling and excellent reliability’. Here are seven reasons why What Car? thinks you should buy a Mazda2.
7. Running costs
The Mazda2 has rather competitive CO2 emissions. ‘The Diesel model emits just 89g/km CO2 and returned more than 50mpg in recent fuel economy testing’. This is especially good news for company car buyers, with the low CO2 emissions making it one of the cleanest cars in the class.
6. Safety and security
‘Six airbags, traction control, hill hold control and tyre pressure monitoring’ are among the safety kit components that come as standard on the Mazda2. If you opt for SE-L trim, ‘you get automatic city braking as standard’.
The generous SE-L trim comes with ‘alloy wheels, electric windows, cruise control and leather trim’ as standard.
4. Driving position
The Mazda2 ‘is on par with rivals in terms of comfort behind the wheel’. There is a good range of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel and therefore even the tallest of drivers will have a comfortable drive.
‘All of the engines in the Mazda2 range are 1.5 litres’. What Car?’s favourite is the 89bhp petrol motor in the 90PS Skyactiv-G, ‘providing you are not scared of a few revs’.
If you decide to opt for the SE-L spec, which What Car? strongly advises, you receive a ‘near-class-leading infotainment system, with a 7.0in touchscreen and rotary controller’. The Mazda system is very simple and intuitive to use.
Mazda has a strong reputation for the reliability of their cars. ‘The previous generation Mazda2 finished first in a total of 22 small cars for reliability’.