Opting for the up-level Touring trim adds some functional interior features, including cruise control, trip computer, upgraded cloth seats with red piping trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls and two additional speakers. Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The three-spoke round themed steering wheel with silver accents and connectivity buttons feel premium and good to hold. The fog lamps too get unique wedge-like housing with chrome inserts which add a premium look to the front bumper. Many of the reviews I read on-line criticized the 2 for having only 100 hp, but I have found that the car gets down the road just fine. Injury measures Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. It's related to the Fiesta but far from identical to it, with completely different powertrains, interiors, and design attributes.
The side torso airbag deployed. Mazda would like to emphasize that there's a difference between cheap and inexpensive, and the Mazda2 only lands on the latter point. The Yaris also has a strong set of safety features for the class, but its overall safety score is slightly lower. Buyers have two trim levels to choose from: Sport and Touring. Seriously the only gripe - the engines sound like it gets a serious work out on the highway. Inside, the Mazda2 is a little tight for taller folks; its feature set, whether in Sport or Touring, is basic; and its interior is nothing special—a little drab, dark, and lacking in contrast.
Test drove this and the Fit and Fiesta and Mazda2 was best. I recently went camping and was able to fit everything I needed in the trunk and back seat. I bought the Sport and the only negative I find is it doesn't have cruise control. The fit, finish, and feel of the Mazda2 really is one of inexpensiveness, not cheapness. Compared to the Mazda3, you're not giving up much interior space. The 2011 Mazda2 makes its way into the small-car category with a big smile and a small engine.
The ride isn't the quietest on the highway but thats really my only complaint. For the price I think it beats all the other subcompact cars out there. All of this lightness doesn't mean a compromise in comfort, though, as the cabin was surprisingly quiet even at highway speeds. Fun to drive, responsive - awesome practical commuter car. Looking at the 2011 Mazda2, the profile and sculpted front and rear ends make for a more coherent package than any other car in the segment, flowing neatly and looking sorted from any angle. Units Affected 173859 If we rated our long-termers yearbook-style, the 2011 Mazda2 Touring would be voted Most Bang for the Buck and Most Likely to Make You Smile. Transaction was smooth from start to finish.
The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door hatchback Weight 2,329 lbs. The Mazda 2 hatch interior shows a very unconventional design which might not appeal everyone. From the side profile, the Mazda 2 looks very impressive. Very light—as in, it weighs less than the second-gen Miata, clocking in at a svelte 2,306 pounds, a weight almost unthinkable in today's safety-obsessed marketplace. The car gets a turning radius of 4.
With the five-speed manual transmission you can keep the revs of the 1. I had an Eclipse before and going from a v6 to this is noticeable. The Mazda2 is powered by a 100-horsepower 1. Also, the car is a lil noisy. After about 6 months of data collecting this car came out as the least expensive commuter car I could find cost, maintenance, up keep, fuel, gas, insurance. Like the competition, the car is fairly basic overall, it does offer 100 horsepower from its 1.
The plastics used aren't particularly pretty, but they feel durable; they aren't particularly nice to the touch, but they enclose the cabin quietly and without squeaks or rattles; the fabrics aren't premium, but they have texture that makes them feel and look like more than simple cloth. In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position. It's a pleasure to drive every day! Keep in mind, it is a sub-compact car designed for fuel efficiency. At the front, the Mazda 2 gets a large open-mouth grille, with very distinctive looking V-shaped chrome garnish on the lower and side portions. Surprisingly, this car delivers much more than a hatchback of its range is expected to.
A wide base, sloping greenhouse, and flared fenders all serve to give the Mazda2 a solid, stable, and sporty look by tricking the eye into seeing a lower, wider car than the measurements actually indicate. The rest of the design remains quite simple and lacks the flair of the side and front, with the tail lamps too having a basic design. I drove the Mazda2 with both available transmissions: a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. Enough rear legroom behind me, and with a roof-rack, enough cargo area for long trips. Can't imagine having an automatic.
The gentle mix of leather and premium silver bits around the centre console, as well as, door panels further lift up the premium appeal of the cabin. Altogether, those incremental gains save a lot. I test drove it and compared it with a Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris and it by far blew those two out of the water, especially in comfort. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door hatchback Weight 2,326 lbs. The very curvy design of the Mazda 2 makes the car look very athletic, thanks to the presence of sharp curves lending it a fluidic design which looks aggressive in isolation. The up-level Touring trim is equipped with similar-sized alloy wheels.
Have already put 2000 miles on it! If you want to add navigation or Bluetooth to either model, you can buy Garmin and Motorola aftermarket add-ons directly from Mazda. Although both the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta make more power 117 horsepower and 120 horsepower, respectively , weight is where the Mazda2 has the upper hand, as it weighs in at just over 2,300 pounds compared to the Ford's 2,600 pounds and the Fit's 2,500 pounds. Likewise, front-seat airbags, side-curtain bags, and a new Brake Override system are included in all Mazda2s. This car is so comfortable driving though; it handles turns great and is very smooth. For the base option, it offers more than the others.