The car overall came with more while being the same price as its competitors. Test drove this and the Fit and Fiesta and Mazda2 was best. But we were quick to realize that the Mazda2's main strength is driving fun. However with the good gas mileage comes less power. Injury measures Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.
The fit, finish, and feel of the Mazda2 really is one of inexpensiveness, not cheapness. But as The Car Connection's real-world driving experiences so far with the Mazda2 suggest, you're likely to see figures approach the 35 mpg mark, even if you flog it a little. The Mazda 2 might be the most affordable car in the company's current portfolio for Malaysia, but it nowhere feels cheap thanks to its small but premium appeal. Options include Crystal White paint, a 4-speed automatic transmission, a roof rack, a cargo net and an auto-dimming compass-equipped rearview mirror. 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.
A Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. 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. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, making it more dynamic to drive. Injury measures Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Exterior The segment of premium compact hatchbacks in recent times has seen a lot of changes.
I kept looking for excuses to drive it. Likewise, front-seat airbags, side-curtain bags, and a new Brake Override system are included in all Mazda2s. Overall, I am very impressed. Fuel efficiency is rated at 18. Have gotten way better than expected mpg, so its very easy on the pocket change. Those aspects aside, the two vehicles have a lot in common. Comfortable seating After hours of driving and no soreness to complain about, we were surprised at how comfortable the Mazda2's seats were.
This car is fuel efficient even on complete city drives and provides comfort to the passengers with lower back support. Also, the car is a lil noisy. The steering is responsive, and the brakes are good, too. As for resale value, we expect the Mazda2 to hold its value on par with the Honda Fit and exceed that of the Ford Fiesta. Can't imagine having an automatic. Solid work by the design team here.
Most cars in this category have stiff seats with virtually no bolstering. I haven't made any new or exciting discoveries about the Mazda2, now in its sixth month in our Motor Trend long-term fleet. Driver and passenger front and side airbags are standard, as are side airbag curtains and side impact door beams. Currently the Mazda Mazda2 has a score of 8. The side torso airbag deployed. Vehicle Details The Mazda Mazda2's interior is roomy, well-appointed and, for a small car, reasonably well-isolated.
The Mazda2's interior is all business with clearly-legible analog gauges and well-placed, user-friendly controls. It's sluggish with the automatic, but with the manual it's surprisingly eager and very economical, and a slight lack of power is the only beef we have, as the sound and feel of the engine isn't nearly as thrashy or breathless as much of the competition. Compared to the Mazda3, you're not giving up much interior space. Five-speed Manual Transmission Partnered up with the peppy engine, the slick-shifting five-speed manual makes the most out of the car's athleticism. Upper interior intrusion measured 15-16 cm at the instrument panel. Other Cars to Consider The , which is available as a hatchback and sedan, has a lot in common with the Mazda2. Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 98 in.
Been driving it for a week now and am very happy with my choice. 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. The 2011 Mazda2 comes with several safety items—such as electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes—that aren't always included on the most affordable trims of rival small-car models. It has far more room than you would expect from looking at the pictures. Structure The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 20 cm at the lower hinge pillar.