Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007) Review
Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007) At A Glance
Sportier, livelier and more fun to drive than the Fiesta on which it is based. Easy access to the boot. Keen value.
Some rivals offer more cabin space.
- On average it achieves 95% of the official MPG figure
Is it a Fiesta? Is it a Fusion? Confusion, it's a Mazda 2.
Instead of offering two variations of the new Valencia Ford Fiesta, Ford offers three and calls one of them a Mazda. But unlike the old Mazda 121, which was no more than a badge-engineered Dagenham Fiesta, the Mazda 2 has been completely re-engineereed.
And that's the point of it. At the back you get the lowest loading sill in the new Fiesta range. (Nearly as low as a Yaris Verso.) You get a fairly flat floor when you fold the seats, because Mazda sorted out the seat squab mechanism. You get a brighter, funkier interior. And you get a shopping car that's a lot more fun to drive than any Fiesta or Fusion.
You also gain an element of exclusivity because Mazda doesn't expect to sell many, concentrating its efforts instead on bigger, more profitable machines like the forthcoming Mazda 3 and the excellent Mazda 6.
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Real MPG average for a Mazda 2 (2003 – 2007)
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