For a get around town car, you won't find a better deal anywhere. But did the manual make the Mazda2 livelier in certain situations? Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Vehicle Details For such a small car, the 2013 Mazda2 hatchback's interior is refreshingly large and airy. Cruise control is standard on all Fits but is standard only on uplevel versions of the Fiesta and Mazda2. While we can't discern much more about the third-generation 3's exterior, we finally have our first look at the car's interior. What the Mazda3 is best known for, however, is its nimble handling. We drove the Mazda2 over twisty two-lanes on the California coast, and found that it cornered flat and sucked up most bumps.
Like the Fiesta, this five-seater arrived in the U. A new rear fascia and a couple of new wheel designs kept it fresh all around. The Mazda2 feels a little tight for taller folks inside, but it works provided you're willing to push the seat back all the way; otherwise you'll need to negotiate back and forth if you're trying to fit anyone taller than a small child in back. The exterior look stands up well as contemporary and well-coordinated, with sculpted front and rear ends leading to lines that flow, sweeping upward, around a wide, sloping greenhouse. Here's what I love about the 2: Looks great from the outside. A refreshing change for those who do not want to enter a car with a plethora of buttons, dials and touch-screens that send the senses into a frenzy, as well as being a possible distraction from the road.
What they ended up with is, if you opt for the manual gearbox, one of the most fun-to-drive small cars on the market. Sales of small cars like the Mazda2 have soared as Australians have shed their attachment to big cars and downsized like crazy. Really eye catching and interesting exterior. Part of the reason the Mazda2 looks stable, solid, and sporty is because it tends to look a bit lower and wider than it really is. Mazda2 in the Market The Mazda 2 wins points for its dynamic styling and fun-to-drive spirit. The advertised fuel economy could be a bit better - I average about 27mpg combined.
Summary The 2013 Mazda 2 is a good choice in the subcompact segment for those looking for sporty driving dynamics and distinctive design. Also, the side mirrors are nice and big for such a small vehicle. There was good news on the features list too, with Mazda including anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution and emergency brake assistance, front airbags, air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking and iPod jack in all cars. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. The standard manual transmission's slick shifter contributes to an enjoyable driving experience.
Remedy Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Have owned a red mazda 2 2013 for a month and love it. The result is that, with the manual gearbox, it's perky and responsive if you keep the engine revving. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. And im getting at least 40 mpg on regular 87otc gas. Map pockets in the back of the front seats would be handy.
The Fit wins again here with a cavernous 57. . At worst, it's somewhat drab, and the collection of hard surfaces and inconsistently grained, scratch-prone plastics altogether don't hold up to close scrutiny. Safety features are typical for a model of the Mazda2's size and price; they include side-curtain bags that protect front and rear outboard occupants, plus electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a brake override system. The Mazda2 is a fun to drive runabout with excellent fuel economy, responsive steering and a usable rear seat -- despite the car's modest dimensions.
Though the powertrains sound similar on paper, the Skyactiv version has been optimized for fuel efficiency and fun. And the no-frills theme continues: There are no second-row cupholders, map pockets or door storage cubbies, which was surprising on our uplevel Touring car. The 2013 Mazda2 has an interior that doesn't feel any larger than its interior suggests. Factor in the great steering feel and how buttoned-down the suspension feels at low speeds, and you have a small car that's a lot of fun to drive in the city. However, when you fold the seats down you can get a large amount of stuff in the back. The 2013 Mazda3 has no holes with respect to safety features, and its excellent handling may prove an asset in avoiding an accident. The fabric is hardly premium, but the texture goes beyond plain old cloth, and the red piping in the Touring model adds an unexpected touch of color.
Interior Features Seats are comfortable and supportive, with a rugged and sporty fabric with red piping on the Touring model. Compare the 2012 and 2013 models. Otherwise, the 2013 Mazda2 carries over unchanged from 2012. Visually, only a few differences separate the base Sport from the high-level Touring package. Mazda has shown that in order to greatly improve fuel economy, you don't need to take driving fun out of the equation. After a minor refresh last year, the Mazda3 returns for 2013 unchanged; and especially from the outside, it remains one of the more expressive vehicle designs in its compact-car class.