It never missed a beat. Like the Fiesta, this five-seater arrived in the U. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. 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. Although the Mazda2 has a lower average price, the Mazda3 is the better car. Styling-wise, they share the same wedge shape, but the Mazda2 wears a more sculpted body and a grinning grille.
For the truly power-hungry, Mazda offers the torque-tacular Mazdaspeed3 with a 263-hp, 280-lb-ft turbocharged 2. However, the Mazda2 handles well with either transmission thanks to its low weight and short wheelbase. A further two points were earned in the optional pole test. Which Used Mazda2 Is Right for Me? For a get around town car, you won't find a better deal anywhere. At that height, you'll also max out the headroom and need to position the front seat a bit farther back--which takes its toll on rear legroom. The 2013 Mazda2 certainly won't suit everyone who's shopping for an fuel-efficient subcompact.
Maximum points were scored in the side impact barrier test, with good protection of all critical body regions. What the Mazda3 is best known for, however, is its nimble handling. A Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. A four-speed automatic transmission is available, but it has widely spaced ratios and tends to shift too early to provide much perkiness on demand--and it lacks a true manual-shift mode.
Do yourself a favor and shop around. The Sonic offers more upgrades than the Mazda2, such as a touch-screen infotainment system and leatherette seats. The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H. It stops wheel spin by reducing engine power or temporarily applying the brakes to that wheel, allowing the car to accelerate smoothly, even on slippery surfaces. Map pockets in the back of the front seats would be handy.
In a , the 2013 Mazda3 Skyactiv finished in second place and was by far the most fun to drive of the group. Following Mazda's latest styling theme, the Mazda2 features a wide, grinning front grille similar to, but less obnoxious than, the Mazda3's front end. It's pretty roomy on the inside. Nice stereo, and nice spacing. Taller beverages won't fit, and those prone to spills should watch out: Extracting a cup of hot coffee is precarious. The plastics feel durable, but tend to be a bit drab. There were no knee hazards.
They form a cushion between the driver or passenger and the window and stay in place if the car rolls over to protect their head. In front, the seats are comfortable and bolstered for a snug fit, but rear passengers get no cushy for their tushy. These became standard in Australia from October 2011. Although it shares underpinnings with the related Ford Fiesta, the Mazda2 got its own unique powertrain options as well as sportier suspension tuning and a single, 5-door hatchback body the Fiesta also comes as a sedan. Even in the more severe side pole impact, protection was good and maximum points were scored.
Unlike the Fiesta, the Mazda is only available as a four-door hatchback; there is no sedan body style. It's quick, agile and stylish, but space behind the wheel is more cramped than the competition and its materials interior could use an upgrade. Protection provided to the pelvis area was predominantly good. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. 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.
The Fit wins again here with a cavernous 57. Channeling a Little Zoom-Zoom A hundred horsepower may not sound like a lot, but it's enough for the Mazda 2; in fact, it's plenty. Yet Mazda has engineered this car with leanness in mind every step of the way, and it weighs only about 2,300 pounds. The 2013 Mazda2 is simple, but it succeeds in looking zoomy while also smooth and sophisticated from the outside. In the full-width frontal test, good protection was provided to all body regions of the front seat passenger except the neck, protection of which was rated as marginal owing to the neck extension measured during the test. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. This 5-star rating applies to all hatch and sedan variants with 6 airbags and electronic stability control.
Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D. It's everywhere and padding is nowhere, not even on the door panel armrests. Upper interior intrusion measured 15-16 cm at the instrument panel. It also has a lower average price, roomier rear seats, slightly more cargo space, higher safety scores, and an optional engine for more power. On the outside, the higher trim level includes a rear roof spoiler, fog lights, chrome exhaust tip and alloy wheels. Electronic stability control is standard equipment as is a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats.