Good: 2015 Mazda2 gets new 1.5 Skyactiv petrol and diesel engines, excellent satnav and very high equipment levels.
Bad: Base price high but mid range prices competitive
Good: Good looking and well engineered. Efficient engines. Excellent steering and handling.
Bad: No DAB radio at launch.
Good: Family friendly seven seater. Sport has remote electric sliding side doors. Economical and light new 1.6 diesel. Compliant suspension astonishingly good on poor road surfaces.
Bad: Folding centre seat not as clever as Ford Grand C-MAX.
Good: Nimble and agile handling. Refinement is a strong point thanks to little noise at any speed. Spacious cabin is very well made.
Bad: The suspension can feel too firm at lower speeds. Rear headroom in the saloon model is limited for adult passengers.
Good: Good to drive. Attractive styling. High tech features. Capable engines.
Bad: Expensive next to rivals like the Renault Captur or SsangYong Tivoli.
Good: Economical and efficient. Comfortable ride. Well equipped as standard. Practical and spacious yet compact.
Bad: 2WD diesels on 17-inch wheelsdon't handle as well as the petrol model. Cabin is drab compared to the exterior
Good: Excellent handling makes it fun to drive. 1.5-litre model works very well on uneven UK roads. Well-equipped for the money.
Bad: No rear seats. No metal roof option. High emissions.
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