It was 4 door, just what I needed. Our 2012 Mazda2 rounded corners with utter confidence and the little engine, though working hard, delivered acceptable acceleration when needed. Despite its small exterior, the 2012 Mazda2 offers good legroom for four adults--but they'll be much happier if none of them is more than 6 feet tall. Its light weight 2269 pounds and weighty electronically assisted steering give the manual transmission-equipped car an unexpected cornering athleticism. Ride comfort and noise levels are tolerable, but the front seats aren't supportive and amenities are sparse. I drove the Mazda2 with both available transmissions: a five-speed manual. The Mazda2 is a subcompact hatchback about the size of the Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris.
Ride comfort and noise levels are tolerable, but the front seats aren't supportive and amenities are sparse. On 11-20-2015 the local Mazda dealer diagnosis showed a failure in the electrical power steering unit and it had to be replaced at considerable expense. On winding mountain roads, we pushed the little 15-inch tires well beyond what we thought they could take, but they held firm. I can go where I want to without counting every penny. Only had one problem with it but so far it a real good car. .
Although the 2012 Mazda2 shares its underpinnings with the equally-new Ford Fiesta, Mazda gave its little car its own unique powertrain options, as well as a sportier suspension and a single, 5-door hatchback design the Fiesta offers a sedan and 5-door. I can drive the same distance on half the gas I was using in my old car. I went to the dealership and after the salesman showed me some pricey cars, I asked what was the cheapest thing on the lot. This is without a doubt the most enjoyable car I have ever owned. It's built to be inexpensive, but not cheap. Touring models add fog lights, a rear liftgate spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, and trades 15-inch steel wheels for 15-inch aluminum alloys.
Occupants of that height will max out the headroom, even in the front seats, and taller front occupants will have to adjust the front seat to the point where only small children will fit behind them. Any ideas what could possibly be going on? It is a compact car, but perfect for my 3 person family. I was worried about oil in the coolant as well, but it wasn't cloudy or oily looking at all. Had people stop me and ask about it. The 2012 Mazda2 hatchback's front bucket seats are firm and fairly supportive, but the oddly-shaped rear-seat head restraints must be extended upward or run the risk of becoming uncomfortable lumps in the shoulder blades of rear-seat passengers. My only complaint in the obvious and undeniable lack of power from the 75ps version on twisty country roads where is is difficult and energy sapping to keep the revs up high, where most of the torque is from this unit.
The air conditioning refused to work come the first heat wave of the year; a known fault with which many owners have a problem. This sounds suspiciously like a head gasket, which is a major expense, hopefully you still have factory warranty time remaining. Fuel economy ratings have increased slightly. I've driven several cars over 100,000 miles without needing to have their steering serviced. I love this car, the last two year I've been working very close to home and I've put barely any miles on it 12k. Looks are subjective but for me the 2 looks great with Mazda's Kodo design, the exterior is very sharp. Mazda has deliberately kept its options and pricing simpler than Ford's elaborate array of choices.
The car wasn't overheating before they messed with it, and charged me 140 bucks for the privilege of breaking it. It's just a good, fun city car. I am very short, and this car adjusts to me comfortably. If you want to add navigation or Bluetooth to either model, you can buy Garmin and Motorola aftermarket items directly from your Mazda dealer. It handles like a sports car.
However, dollar-for-dollar, the Kia Rio5 and Hyundai Accent offer more features and technology for the money. Hatchback area large enough, with seats folded down, to haul 95% of lawn and grocery stuff. Great all-around visibility, and fit of exterior parts. Even the back seat is comfortable. The hands free phone system is fantastic, it even reads your emails. However, dollar-for-dollar, the Kia Rio5 and Hyundai Accent offer more features and technology for the money. Decent gas milage for city driving which is mostly what I do.
I've driven several cars over 100,000 miles without needing to have their steering serviced. It sports a surprisingly spacious interior with a multitude of storage bins and cup holders. On the outside, the higher trim level includes a rear roof spoiler, fog lights, chrome exhaust tip and alloy wheels. Stepping up to the Touring model adds premium cloth seats with red stitching, two additional speakers, cruise control with steering wheel mounted audio control, and a trip computer. It has a great chassis and very well judged suspension tuning, steering is light and accurate which gives the car great balance through the corners. Unfortunately the part is on a slow boat from Japan, so six weeks and waiting so far. Most cars in this category have stiff seats with virtually no bolstering.
The oil filter, spark plugs, serpentine belt. I have only had it in for repair once since purchasing. Long regarded overseas for its attractive looks, frugal fuel economy and appealing features, the 2012 Mazda2 hatchback is now working its magic on Americans. Both cars feature unique drivetrains, interior and exterior styling, and driving characteristics. The tiny Mazda2 comes with front driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags; and side curtain airbags standard. Models with the automatic transmission can be rather slow.