2011 Mazda MAZDA2
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
The 2011 Mazda 2 is the debut of an entry level hatchback by Mazda that aims to provide fuel economy, fun, and affordability in a neat little package. This is the first year in which the Mazda 2 has been available, and it comes in two basic levels of trim: the sport and the touring. The sport is the cheaper of the two and starts at $14,180, while the touring is slightly more costly at $15,635.
Both are equipped with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine, but the sport is outfitted with an automatic transmission while the touring is available with a manual one. Both are capable of achieving up to 29 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway. Both are equipped with traction and stability control, side and curtain air bags, and an mp3 player. The touring model, however, comes with a few extended bits of trim on the interior to lure drivers away from the sport model.
The primary advantages of the Mazda 2 include its sporty feel when it is driven, its sleek look, at least in terms of a hatchback, and the price of the vehicle, which is among the lowest a person looking to buy a new vehicle in the United States today can find. The key drawbacks to the Mazda 2 include a lack of cargo space, which is a similar drawback found in the similarly sized and competing Ford Fiesta.
In conclusion, the 2011 Mazda 2 is a good choice among the growing number of good choices for subcompacts and hatchbacks and fuel efficient vehicles in the United States market today. It is not the best of the bunch, but it is a solid contender at an affordable price.