Mazda 2 1.5 115 GT Sport Nav+ 5dr - Satellite Navigation, DAB Radio & Cruise Control Hatchback (2019) available from Mazda Northampton Motors

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Our Mazda 2 comes with specification including Lane departure warning system, Rear parking sensor, Cruise control, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Smart City Brake Support - SCBS, Traction control, 7inch touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app, Navigation system, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensitive headlamps, 6 speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming, DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections, Smart keyless entry, Isofix system on outer rear seats and much more!

28/01/2019

12895

Manual

Petrol 48.7 combined MPG (WLTP)

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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
127 g/km

MPG:
50.4

WLTP CO2:
128 g/km

WLTP MPG:
48.7

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V5 Document

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MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

Electric front/rear windows with one touch, Front and rear intermittent wipers, Privacy glass, Rain sensing front wipers

Brakes

ABS, DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Hill hold assist, Smart City Brake Support - SCBS, Traction control

Communication

Bluetooth hands free telephone connection

Driver Aids

Adjustable speed limiter, Cruise control, Electric power steering, Emergency stop signalling system, Lane departure warning system, Rear parking sensor, Rear view camera

Driver Information

7" touchscreen with multimedia commander and Aha and Stitcher app, Colour head up display, Navigation system, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Electric folding/heated door mirrors with integrated indicators

Entertainment

6 speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming, DAB Digital radio, Radio/CD and mp3 compatibility, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections

Exterior Body Features

Black rear roof spoiler, Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Chrome exhaust tailpipes

Exterior Lights

Coming/leaving home lighting function, Dusk sensitive headlamps, LED fog lights, LED headlight and daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Climate control air conditioning

Interior Features

Bluetooth controls on steering wheel, Cargo area storage tray, Coin tray, Driver's sunvisor with ticket holder, Front and rear door pockets, Glovebox, Leather steering wheel/gearknob/handbrake grip, Rear armrest with 2 cupholders, Rear grab handles with coathooks, Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Interior Lights

Boot light, Interior courtesy light

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats, Dual front airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners, Front side airbags, Passenger airbag deactivate switch, Seatbelt warning, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

60/40 split rear seats, Driver's seat manual height adjust, Front head restraints, Heated front seats, Isofix system on outer rear seats, Passenger seat back pocket, Passenger seat height adjuster, Rear head restraints

Security

Remote central locking, Smart keyless entry, Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser

Vanity Mirrors

Sun visors with mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

16" Grey metallic alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 115
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: 115
Coin Series: GT Sport Nav+
Generation Mark: 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 20E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 78
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 84
NCAP Safety Assist %: 64
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 127
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 111
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 112
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 118

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1496
Compression Ratio: 14.0:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 74.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 85.8
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 50.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 60.1
EC Urban (mpg): 39.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 45.6
WLTP - MPG - High: 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Low: 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 53.3

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 9
Engine Power - BHP: 115
Engine Power - KW: 85
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 110
Engine Torque - MKG: 15.2
Engine Torque - NM: 149
Engine Torque - RPM: 4000
Top Speed: 129

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 185/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear: 185/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1495
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4060
Wheelbase: 2570
Width: 1695
Width (including mirrors): 1983

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 44
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1507
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 280
Max. Loading Weight: 462
Max. Roof Load: 50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 900
Minimum Kerbweight: 1045
No. of Seats: 5

2 TO THE POWER OF 3 (new2) 21/11/2014

The third generation Mazda2 supermini gets a welcome package of improvements. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Mazda2 is a strong option if you're looking for a quality supermini and has been usefully improved in this upgraded form. This update brings greater efficiency and an extra mild hybrid engine option, plus some spec improvements too. As before, this model packs in some big car features into a pertly-styled body and features great real-world economy. It's a real contender to the likes of the Fiesta, Corsa, 208 and Clio.

Background

The Mazda2 is going places. The first Mazda2 sold 410,000 units between 2003 and 2007. The second generation model had a seven year run at the market, but had already eclipsed its predecessor's total midway through 2010. Both cars owed a lot to Ford's strategic partnership with Mazda, effectively being rebodied Fiestas which, as anyone who's ever driven a modern Fiesta will happily admit, is no bad thing. For the third generation version, this current car, launched in 2015, Mazda went it alone, this MK3 model '2 riding on its own SKYACTIV chassis technology. At launch, that looked quite a gamble but Mazda has its tail up at the moment after the success of the latest Mazda3, CX-30 and MX-5 models and has no hesitation in making bold claims for its supermini contender. Now, they've further updated the car.

Driving Experience

Buyers now choose from three versions of the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol unit with 75, 90 or 115PS on tap. Power is transferred to the front wheels via five and six-speed manual transmissions as well as a six-speed automatic. The 90 and 115PS versions of this engine feature Mazda's mild hybrid technology to make it cleaner and more efficient. And in recent years, the brand has made some dynamic changes too, with changes that include use of a urethane top mount in the rear dampers and revisions to the power steering to improve response and feel. In addition, there's G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) - the evolved version of Mazda's GVC system, which uses the brakes to apply direct yaw movement control in addition to engine control. Basically, it helps you get grip down through the bends. As before, the suspension has been set up to be Volkswagen-firm which you'll feel on poor surfaces, but the flipside of this is that the Mazda2 offers reassuring body control in corners. The steering is an electrically-assisted system, so don't expect bucketloads of feedback, but you can count on clean response and perfect accuracy. In recent times, front and rear damper settings have been revised to enhance ride quality, while to improve body control, the front anti-roll bar bushing has changed and the structure of the front lower suspension arm has been modified. Additionally, a small recalibration of the electric power steering is supposed to result in improved steering feel. Overall, with a sporty feel and easy manoeuvrability, the Mazda2 is more than just a city scoot. It's got a welcome element of long distance versatility too.

Design and Build

Visually, the upgraded Mazda2 is marked out by the adoption of the latest evolution of Mazda's KODO design. The smarter grille features a mesh pattern, bringing it into line with the style seen on the latest generation Mazda3 hatchback, while the wider signature wing and revised headlights are supposed to heighten the car's 'sporty' appearance. At the rear, the redesigned bumper aims to give the impression of a lower stance on the road. Inside, revisions to dashboard trims, air vent louvres, door inserts and the instrument hood are examples of how improvements to materials and design have enhanced the Mazda2's already upmarket interior. Highlighting Mazda's driver-centred focus, the new front seats feature a more advanced design and structure that better supports the body and helps maintain a posture in which the pelvis is upright and the spine maintains a natural S-shaped curve. The comfort of all occupants has also been considered with a host of upgrades designed to improve refinement and interior quietness. New damping materials have been added in the cabin and a reduced gap around the base of the B-Pillar further upgrades sound insulation, as do revised sealing rubbers between the roof panel and the boot. As before, cabin quality is a level above what most other superminis provide. Plus the boot's deep and boasts 280-litres of room with the seats in place - or 960-litres when they're folded.

Market and Model

Priced from just under £16,500 to just under £21,000, the latest Mazda2 range features a single five-door bodystyle and four revised trim levels: 'SE-L', 'SE-L Nav', 'Sport Nav' and 'GT Sport Nav'. The base 'SE-L' variant comes only with the entry-level 75PS engine and now features rear parking sensors, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, navigation, climate control and cruise control. The other variants are mainly powered by the 90PS version of 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine and feature Mazda Connect navigation with a seven-inch colour touch-screen, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-mirroring. In addition, the safety equipment tally is enhanced with Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Lane-keep Assist. Top 'GT Sport Tech' trim gets you the more powerful 115PS version of this engine - which only comes with manual transmission. From 'Sport Nav'-spec onwards, the Mazda2 is marked out by 16-inch alloy wheels, gloss black grille treatment, rear privacy glass, shark-fin antenna and a chrome exhaust trim, plus it benefits from the smart keyless entry. At the top of the range, the flagship 'GT Sport Nav trim' features high-end features normally the preserve of more expensive sectors, including a reversing camera, leather seats and a colour head-up display, plus heated front seats and steering wheel.

Cost of Ownership

Across all models, the 1.5-litre petrol engine has been refined to offer considerable efficiency improvements. The compression ratio has increased from 13.1 to 15.1, with the exhaust upgraded from a 4-1 to a 4-2-1 manifold. As a result CO2 emissions have dropped by 11 to 14g/km depending on output and transmission. As an example the popular 90PS 'Sport'-spec manual model has dropped from 120g/km to 107g/km, while across the range the corresponding improvements in economy further enhance the Mazda2's excellent cost of ownership credentials. As for fuel consumption, well the base 75PS manual model manages up to 58.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle; for the volume 90PS manual, it's up to 601.mpg - or up to 52.3mpg for the auto version. For the 115PS manual variant, it's up to 56.5mpg. All manual 90 and 115PS Mazda2 models benefit from mild-hybridisation with the introduction of the Mazda M Hybrid powerplant. Utilising a Antegrated start generator (B-ISG) and brake regeneration, it mobilises the B-ISG's power generation to make the most of the energy stored in the capacitor to reduce load on the engine and enable quick restart to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy with extended auto engine stop time. As for peace of mind, well given the reliability of Mazda products, you'd have thought the company might have wanted to improve upon its usual three year/60,000 mile package and take on the Korean brands. Not so. That familiar standard warranty remains in place for this car. Still, the cover provided does continue to include three years of European roadside assistance.

Summary

Good things often come in little packages. Here's one of them. It's a small car that's been developed with an extraordinarily large amount of care and as a result, remains a class act. Arguably, few other rivals offer a better all-round blend of performance and efficiency, plus this improved third generation Mazda2 delivers extra efficiency, smart looks, reasonable pricing and an interestingly-styled cabin offering premium segment features and some lovely quality touches. The bottom line is that if you thought all superminis were the same, it's well worth trying one of these. Life, you might find, is full of surprises.

TWO GOOD TO BE 2? (family) 16/08/2021

Once, small Mazdas worth buying began and ended with the MX-5 Sports Car. That's no longer the case, as June Neary discovers.

Will It Suit Me?

There's no doubt that the Mazda brand is going places. The sporty MX-5 roadster has always been a personal favourite, but the Mazda6, the Mazda3 and the second generation Mazda2 we feature here are also well worth consideration. The '2' is Mazda's attempt to inject a bit of pizzazz into its supermini offering, something much needed given the strength of competition in the Fiesta segment. Does it deliver? I wanted to find out.

Practicalities

First impressions are good: it's a car that under fifties would be happy to be seen in. That's thanks to a flowing blend of curves, lots of shape in the flanks and a gaping front grille. The interior's probably the biggest surprise. To be honest, I expected the cabin to be boldly-styled but built out of some shiny plastics and with ergonomics that were a bit hit and miss. It's anything but. In fact, the design is relatively clean and conservative, but the colour combinations that Mazda offers are a knockout and the materials quality is genuinely surprising. It's spacious too. By stretching the wheelbase by 80mm, Mazda has delivered a decently-sized passenger cell for a five-supermini. I had no trouble getting childseats in and out and the boot's deep and boasts 280-litres of room with the seats in place - or 960-litres when they're folded, which is just a few litres off that of the latest Fiesta. There's decent storage space for the paraphernalia of family life in the cabin too, with a big glove box and door pockets that can hold large bottles.

Behind the Wheel

There's no shortage of room behind the wheel, and it's easy to achieve a comfortable driving position. All round visibility is a Mazda2 strong point, the designers concentrating on reducing the amount of blind spots. The turning circle is commendably tight which means that seven point turns in the road become a thing of the past. Having tested this car straight after a Citroen Berlingo, a car with a turning circle visible from space, the Mazda2's manoeuvrability was a welcome plus. Buyers get to choose between either a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel in a variety of different guises. The petrol motor is offered in 75, 90 or 115PS outputs, while the diesel cranks out a healthy 105PS. It's easily the pick of the bunch. The suspension has been set up to be Volkswagen-firm which you'll feel on poor surfaces but the flipside of this is that the Mazda2 offers reassuring body control in corners. The steering is an electrically-assisted system, so don't expect bucketloads of feedback, but you can count on clean response and perfect accuracy. With a sporty feel and easy manoeuvrability, the Mazda2 is more than just a city scoot. It's got a welcome element of long distance versatility too.

Value For Money

Prices range in the £12,000 to £17,500 bracket common to superminis in this segment. There's a five-level grade structure - SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Here are three 1.5-litre petrol units with 75, 90 or 115ps on tap, plus a 105ps 1.5-litre diesel. Mazda claims that the range sets new standards for infotainment, in-car connectivity and equipment levels in the segment with the 90ps SE-L Nav models featuring a 7-inch colour touch-screen, a rotary Multimedia Commander infotainment control, MZD Connect, DAB radio, and a satellite navigation system as standard, whilst Sport Nav models also benefit from the addition of 16-inch alloy wheels, smart keyless entry and climate control air-conditioning. In terms of running costs, Mazda's 1.5-litre normally-aspirated SKYACTIV-G petrol engines get between 57.6 and 62.7mpg, which certainly isn't bad, but I'd be willing to wager that in typical real world conditions, they'll fare better than Ford's 1.0-litre Ecoboost unit, the one that's found in a Fiesta. Emissions translate to between 110 and 115g/km. The diesel looks to have made all the right moves. Mazda claims 83.1mpg and 89g/km for the SKYACTIV-D engine, which is bound to be popular with UK buyers. The lightweight SKYACTIV chassis helps keep weight down, with the entry-level petrol models tipping the scales at just 970kg.

Could I Live With One?

The Mazda brand has made huge advances within the past couple of years. I remember visiting the Motor Show at the NEC a while back and walking straight past the Mazda stand, seduced instead by the promise of a decent cup of coffee and a Danish from Ford. Fortunately that wouldn't happen these days. Mazda have turned themselves around and if this MK2 model Mazda2 is anything to go by, they're still gaining momentum. Could I live with a Mazda2? Certainly. Would I buy a Mazda2? A definite maybe.

2 BE OR NOT 2 BE? (used) 18/07/2020

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Combining striking design, efficient SKYACTIV technology and the surprisingly sophisticated connectivity and infotainment features, the third generation Mazda2 supermini, launched in 2015, is smarter and sharper than most small hatches. It packs some big car features into a pertly-styled body, features some classy 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that make great real-world economy and brings buyers one of the most interesting interior designs in the segment. If you were thinking of buying an ordinary small hatch of this sort from the 2015-2019 period, it might be time to consider a more extraordinary one.

Models

5-door supermini [1.5 petrol/1.5 diesel]

History

Mazda likes to think of itself as a car maker that 'defies convention'. That's something relatively easy to do with a niche sportscar like their MX-5. Or maybe even with a small Crossover like their CX-3. Achieving that objective with a volume supermini though, is a much harder thing. Yet that's exactly what this third generation Mazda2 set out to do. This car, we were told at its launch, really does offer something distinctly different from its Corsa-class rivals in terms of design, engineering and high-tech equipment, all areas we're going to explore in detail here. We're going to start though, by talking of something far more fundamental: the way that this is very much Mazda's own car. We should explain that its two predecessors weren't, both Fiesta-based and both created at a time when the Hiroshima brand depended very much on Ford underpinnings for the design of its family models. In some ways that was good. The old second generation version of this model we first saw back in 2007 was sharp and enjoyable to drive: just like a Fiesta. What it lacked was the polish and class common to the really premium offerings in this segment - cars like Volkswagen's Polo - maybe even Audi's A1. Ideally, what was needed going forward was for that old vitality to be matched with more up-market quality. Freed from the shackles of Ford influence, the design team behind this MK3 model aimed to deliver just that. It's a difficult thing to do. Premium quality usually means extra weight, which is why before this car arrived in the Spring of 2015, supermini buyers could either have something that felt up-market: like a Polo. Or something that felt fun and sporty: like a Fiesta. Conventionally, you can't combine these two virtues. But a brand prepared to defy convention might shatter this status quo. That's why this Mazda2 is so much lighter than most of its competitors from this period. It's why its SKYACTIV engineering didn't follow its rivals' obsession with downsized turbocharged engines. It's why its approach to space-efficiency was almost unique. And it's why it introduced dynamic and safety-orientated technology to this segment that previously was restricted to much larger cars. Sounds promising doesn't it? This car sold in its original form until 2019, when the range was updated with mild hybrid engines. It's the 2015-2019-era cars we're going to look at here.

What You Get

In designing this car, Mazda's development team contemplated what the competition was doing. And then did something completely different. Most modern superminis, they noticed, were being designed to look bigger and roomier than they actually were through the simple trick of moving their front A-pillars forward. It's a quick way to make the cabin look bigger - but an illusion that'll disappoint once you take a seat inside if the car in question sits on underpinnings that are very little different from those of its predecessor. The third generation Mazda2, its development team decided, wouldn't be like that. What if those A-pillars could be moved 80mm backwards, yet at the same time, the car itself could be made 140mm longer, with 80mm of extra wheelbase? Wouldn't the resulting shape look sporty and compact, yet disguise as much practicality as a car in this class might ever need? It was a great concept and it was completed here with a rather artful interpretation of the 'KODO' 'Soul of Motion' design theme that inspired the 'Hazumi' concept version of this car and which for some time back in 2015, Mazda had been rolling out across its model range. This is perhaps most evident at the front, where a prominent three-dimensional grille is linked to 'predator'-style headlights by chromed wings that pass through the lamps - on the top version lit by jewel-like LEDs - on a contour that continues down the side of the body. Follow this swage line in profile and you'll see it joined by two others: an upper crease that ends at the horizontal rear combination tail lights. And there's a lower crease, there to give a bit of shape to the flanks. But of course, as usual, it's what lies beneath all the stylised panel work that's really important. In this case a SKYACTIV-Body that's lighter yet stronger and far more rigid than before. And a SKYACTIV-Chassis that was designed to try and replicate the kind of connected feeling you get in Mazda's little MX-5 sportscars - something the brand likes to call Jinba Ittai, this translated from the Japanese to mean a feeling of horse and rider becoming one. That's what's drove development of this car's completely redesigned steering, braking and suspension systems. The same concept also inspired much of the thinking that created an equally characterful at-the-wheel experience. First up inside is the deeply-cowled motorcycle-style central dial, provided as a rev counter in sportier versions, with a digital speed read-out that's also replicated on the optional head-up display that projects key driving information onto the bottom of the windscreen. The other defining interior feature lies not in what's included but in what's missing. There's no centre stack dividing the front of the cabin - so no mid-mounted display screen or stereo system. That infotainment display, where provided above base trim level, is re-sited onto the very top of the dash where it's placed more precisely into your field of vision. Out back, that extra body length released a little extra boot space, the trunk capacity up 30-litres from the old model to a 280-litre total that's about the same as you'd get from most rivals from this period, though a little down on boxier contenders like Skoda's Fabia and Hyundai's i20. Still, the capacity increase combines with the wider, lower-set luggage lip and a useful 1,000mm gap between the wheel arches to ensure that Mazda2 owners can more easily cram in awkwardly-shaped things like baby buggies.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Almost all the Mazda2 owners we surveyed seemed very happy with this model - which was encouraging. However, that doesn't mean there aren't things you'll need to look for. A few owners reported small niggles relating to non-engine electrics and centring on the sat-nav and the climate control. Check that there isn't any slippage or notchy feel from the clutch. And a few issues have been raised about the air conditioning system - it should kick out ice cold air, but may not. Other than that, it's the usual things: insist on a fully stamped-up service history. Check the alloys for parking scuffs. And the interior for signs of child damage.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 Mazda2 1.5 Skyactiv-G 115PS petrol - ex VAT) An air filter costs in the £10-£20 bracket and an oil filter costs in the £5 to £8 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £20-£25 bracket for a set. A headlamp is around £145; a rear lamp is around £92.Wiper blades sit in the £2-£12 bracket.

On the Road

Integral to this Mazda2's design philosophy is its SKYACTIV-Chassis, its SKYACTIV-Body, its SKYACTIV-Drive transmissions and its two SKYACTIV engines, all of them with bulk trimmed to the minimum, bringing the collective result that this car is significantly lighter than most of its rivals from this period. As a result, it'll accelerate more quickly, stop more sharply, corner more keenly, the suspension will be able to its job more effectively and you won't be exacting such a huge demand on brakes, transmission and tyres. Hardly a marginal improvement then, but instead one you can really feel. Onto those SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIVE-D diesel engines then, all of them 1.5-litre in size. On these shores, the vast majority of original buyers chose the petrol option, which is deliberately old-school in its configuration, offering four cylinders and normal aspiration in an age where most rivals were switching to downsized three cylinder turbo units. The pokiest petrol version has 115PS, a unit that's able to deliver more performance than almost anything you'll get in this class that doesn't claim to be some kind of junior hot hatch. Most customers though, will choose this SKYACTIV-G unit in its more efficient 90PS state of tune. Here, you get the choice of a five-speed stick shift or a 6-speed automatic. On to the diesel option, a pokey 105PS SKYACTIV-D unit with a decent 220Nm of torque on tap - certainly more than you'd expect from a car of this size. More importantly, we've a car here that, to all intents and purposes, is able to offer the performance of a really potent black pump-fuelled supermini at the same time as delivering the economy you'd usually expect from a really eco-conscious diesel.

Overall

Good things often come in little packages. Here's one of them. It's a small car that was developed with an extraordinarily large amount of care and as a result, is a class act. No other rival from this period offers a better all-round blend of performance and efficiency, plus this third generation Mazda2 delivers smart looks, reasonable pricing and an interestingly-styled cabin offering premium segment features and some lovely quality touches. The bottom line is that if you thought all superminis from the 2015-2019 era were the same, it's well worth trying one of these. Life, you might find, is full of surprises.

Mazda 2 average rating: 4.5/5 (26 reviews)

Mrs B Bream - 20/03/20, owner of a Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-G GT Sport Nav

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
So far I find my Mazda 2 GT sport a wonderful car in every way. There is only one small comment to make, I find the gear change a little clunky compared to my old Mazda 3.

Mr Brian Hart - 15/08/2019, owner of a Mazda 2 1.5 GT Sport Nav+ 5dr [Leather] 2018

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Very nice car. Powerful engine saying there is no turbo. Comfortable. Everything to hand. Really like driving this car.

Mr Ronald Malin - 13/05/2019, owner of a Mazda 2 Hatchback 1.5 GT Sport Nav Plus 5dr [Leather]

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Super package, with a great spec. and very reasonably priced.

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