Mazda 2 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Japanese supermini. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 2 range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
The Mazda 2 is still distantly related to Ford’s Fiesta – and that’s a good thing. It’s a lightweight supermini with dramatic styling, a sharp drive and attractive prices and running costs. For more information on the Mazda 2, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
Mazda’s supermini has become a byword for sensible small-car motoring, and we have no reason to believe the latest version will change that. We’ve only driven it briefly so far as a diesel (103bhp) and the mid-ranking petrol (89bhp). We’d prefer the smooth and refined 89bhp petrol, which boasts good economy and running costs potential. The cabin is very similar to the interior of the 3 mid-sized hatchback - with a motorcycle-style central rev counter, a head-up display offered on plusher specs and a click-’n’-turn system for operating the infotainment system. Apps and connectivity are catered for by a clever digital interface; this car can even read out Facebook posts to you while you drive. You have been warned…
The one we’d buy
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Rivals to consider
Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic, Toyota Yaris, VW Polo
We need a fuller drive to give a proper verdict on the Mazda 2