Mazda 2

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

82
Priced From $14,530
MPG 32.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

Detroit News

09/23/10
2010-09-23
77
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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The Mazda2 isn’t a bad car. It has a stylish exterior and decent interior, but it still slots into the “thanks, but no thanks” category for many American car buyers like myself. On Mazda’s Zoom-Zoom scale, the Mazda2 is more of a Zzzz.

Bloomberg News

12/01/10
2010-12-01
84
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

While the 3 hatchback is a personal favorite, the Mazda 2 is not simply a clone that’s undergone a magical shrinking ray. It’s got its own character. I envy the lucky teenagers who are invariably going to end up with this car.

Edmunds.com

01/26/12
2012-01-26
81
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The 2012 Mazda 2 offers a fun drive in an economical hatchback, but comes up short when compared to more practical competition.

Motor Trend

08/11/10
2010-08-11
85
100

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Edward Loh Edward Loh 7.6 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

While it is fun to drive a slow car fast, it’s even more fun to drive a not-so-slow car even faster. And the Mazda2 manual affords that opportunity, while being significantly cheaper than the Fiesta.

Fortune

11/15/10
2010-11-15
84
100

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Alex Taylor III Alex Taylor III 7.4 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

Driving the 2 is invigorating, while not quite up to Mazda’s usual zoom-zoom standard. The steering is precise and responsive and the ride-and-handling is nicely balanced. The 2 is light on its feet and feels like it enjoys being driven. Got to work on that mileage, though.

Washington Post

09/12/10
2010-09-12
78
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

There’s nothing the least bit “zoom-zoom” about the Mazda2 Touring. What you have is more akin to “buzz-buzz.” If you want “zoom-zoom,” buy the 2011 Mazda3s Grand Touring hatchback.

New Car Test Drive

01/04/12
2012-01-04
84
100

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Sam Moses Sam Moses 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The Mazda 2 is eye-catching, the engine is small but spirited, the handling responsive, and the ride smooth. Mazda delivers on its zoom-zoom promise.

USA Today

08/19/10
2010-08-19
83
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

Neither as technically sophisticated nor quite as classy as Fiesta, nor as spacious as Fit, the Mazda nevertheless is compelling for its engaging driving feel, charming appearance and thoughtful touches that make it seem not quite as low-priced or little as it really is.

MSN Autos

09/16/10
2010-09-16
84
100

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Evan Griffey Evan Griffey 7.0 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The Mazda2 is an excellent commuter, college car or second car, especially if you have a pulse when it comes to the driving experience. It will surpass expectations from the inside out with a meticulous, quiet interior, snappy handling, lots of standard equipment and excellent fuel efficiency.

Auto123.com

06/25/10
2010-06-25
81
100

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Bertrand Godin Bertrand Godin 6.8 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The 2011 Mazda2 is by no means a racing machine and the cargo area isn’t particularly big. It’s not all about numbers, though. It still feels lively and energetic thanks to an ultra-sharp steering, a pleasantly-calibrated suspension and superior soundproofing.

Consumer Guide

08/11/10
2010-08-11
85
100

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Staff Review Consumer Guide 6.8 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The Mazda 2 succeeds as a refined, fun-to-drive hatchback, with a cabin ambiance that belies its price.

MotherProof.com

12/16/10
2010-12-16
83
100

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Kristin Varela Kristin Varela 6.6 out of 10 2011 Mazda 2 Hatchback

The 2011 Mazda2 may very well be the cutest car I’ve driven to date. But with its 100-horsepower 1.5-liter engine and manual transmission, I can’t really say that there’s any zoom-zoom.

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