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MAZDA MAZDA2 HATCHBACK

1.5 Skyactiv-G GT Sport Nav 5dr

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

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 two versions of the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol unit with 75 or 90PS on tap. Power is transferred to the front wheels via five and six-speed manual transmissions as well as a six-speed automatic. That's as before; what's changed is the addition of mild hybrid technology to this powerplant that's made it cleaner and more efficient. Mazda has made some dynamic changes too. Already a supermini well-regarded for its handling, subtle updates have enhanced its driver appeal 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, this revised Mazda2 features G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) - the evolved version of Mazda's GVC system, which now uses the brakes to apply direct yaw movement control in addition to the previous system's 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. For this lightly revised model, 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 £16,000 to just over £18,000, 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, climate control and cruise control. The other variants are 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. 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

All manual 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 a result manual versions of the Mazda2 emit 94-95g/km, depending on trim level. 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, no other rival offers 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.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions120.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed114mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Colour active driving display
  • Cruise control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Digital speed display meter
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Integrated bluetooth with hands-free calling, bluetooth audio and easy access to phone contacts
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Mazda connect with 7" colour touch screen
  • Multimedia Commander
  • Navigation system
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 2 USB interfaces and Aux-In jack
  • Audio system with 6 speakers with 2 in driver headrest, AM/FM/DAB radio and single CD/MP3
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Chrome front lower bezel
  • Chrome rear lower bezel
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch
  • Gloss black front grille
  • LED indicator lights
  • LED third brake light
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Signature LED headlights with LED daytime running lights

Interior Features

  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Drivers seat manual slide recline and height adjustment
  • Drivers/front passengers covered vanity mirrors and drivers ticket holder
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front head restraints
  • Front passenger and driver door pockets
  • Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coathooks
  • Front passenger seatback pockets
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Interior courtesy light with integrated spotlight
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather handbrake
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Passenger seat manual slide and height adjustment
  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dynamic stability control + Traction control
  • ESP
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front driver, passenger and rear seat seatbelt warning
  • Front side airbags
  • Front smart city brake support
  • G-Vectoring control plus
  • Hill hold assist
  • Passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
  • Smart keyless entry

Technical

  • i-stop

Trim

  • Blue/grey soft touch dashboard

Wheels

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    94
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    101
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    111

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1496
  • Compression Ratio
    13.0:1
  • 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 Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    57.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    90
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Skyactiv-G
  • Coin Series
    GT Sport Nav
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    16E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    90
  • Engine Power - KW
    66
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    109
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    15.1
  • Engine Torque - NM
    148
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4000
  • Top Speed
    114

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1515
  • Length
    4070
  • Wheelbase
    2570
  • Width
    1695

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    44
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1536
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    950
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    280
  • Max. Loading Weight
    395
  • Max. Roof Load
    50
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    900
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1141
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    9.8
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