2012 Mazda MAZDA2 Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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Now in its third year on the market, the Mazda Mazda2 may just be the enjoyable subcompact five-door on the market.

While its zoom-zoom necessarily as evident in the styling as its and bigger siblings, it competes distinction on the sportiest end of the spectrum cars like the Ford Honda Fit, or Chevy In other words, it’ll let you rings around a Toyota Hyundai Accent, or Kia Rio–and you grinning while you do.

The Mazda2 shares quite a lot of engineering with the Ford but uses Mazda’s 100-horsepower, engine and either a five-speed gearbox or an archaic and sluggish automatic transmission. We drove the manual, and that’s clearly the one to if you’re a Mazda buyer to with.

The engine likes to rev, and need to do that to keep up traffic. Like a number of the Mazda2 is borderline underpowered, so you to wring it out to progress speedily. But worth it: the combination of accelerator clutch engagement, and smooth makes the Mazda2 one of the very, few manual cars we enjoyed even in grim Friday New York City rush-hour

The handling is on the neutral side for a drive car, and the Mazda2 tight, curving roads few other subcompacts.

Mazda Mazda2

And it produces good gas mileage, considering it a sixth gear for highway 29 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, for a combined 32 mpg in the version. The automatic, however, a penalty, bumping combined down to a subpar 29 mpg.

We like the little Mazda’s form better than of the more stylized Fiesta which it shares its structure. And its frontal smiley face is extreme than the worst of now-departing cartoony styling

Inside, the 2012 Mazda2 thrifty, with painted in places–but not cheap. We found the comfortable for long trips, and the rear seat back flops down onto the than the cushion folding as in the versatile Honda Fit–it’s got a cargo volume. Six-foot-tall are about the limit, though, and seats are a bit cramped for full-size

Given the two-tone options in cars like the Chevy you may find the Mazda2’s color of dark grays and blacks a drab.

The pricing and options for the Mazda2 are pleasingly simple. The Sport model starts at $14,530 (plus $785 and offers few options. The better-equipped starts at $16,020 adds a of standard features. Even if you every box on the list, you’ll below $20,000.

And if you’re looking to add driving to your daily travels, we the 2012 Mazda Mazda2 is to beat at the price.

For more see the full review of the 2012 Mazda2 on our sister site,

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