A six-foot passenger will fit behind a six-foot driver. Headroom was a bit tight and his knees touched the seatback, but remarkably, he admitted he'd be comfortable back there for short trips. Solid work by the design team here. It is a four-seat car, and not a five. The instrument panel, center stack, switches and controls have all been redone for the 2011 models.
Plastics offer a pleasing grain and panels fit together well on our test car. With the five-speed manual transmission you can keep the revs of the 1. Injury measures Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left knee and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. There's no outright lack of quality, but rather a cost-conscious lack of polish and panache. There are plenty of storage bins and cup holders, too. But there's all the flexibility and utility you could ask for in a car with this kind of footprint and fuel economy. The climate-control vents and various controls possess distinctive circular details that contribute to a fresh, emotionally appealing look and feel.
Likewise, front-seat airbags, side-curtain bags, and a new Brake Override system are included in all Mazda2s. The backseat is not very comfortable for adults, especially on long trips. If you want to add navigation or Bluetooth to either model, you can buy Garmin and Motorola aftermarket add-ons directly from Mazda. The engine is gutsy and delivers excellent fuel economy with an easy-to-use manual or available automatic. The wide-spread four-speed, however, invariably winds out one gear only to fall a bit too low in the powerband for the next.
While competitors are producing subcompact cars with a focus on a boxy body form to prioritize functionality, Mazda shortened the body overhangs and trimmed the corners to the greatest extent possible as a way to provide a form that is compact and sporty, conveys a sense of stability and inspires confidence. However, if you fold those seats down, the space grows to 27. The contact owns a 2011 Mazda 2. There are simple three-knob climate controls, a back-to-basics stereo, and zesty red trim lines on the front seats. Although hard plastic can be found nearly everywhere in the cabin except for the seats and armrests, the overall sense of functional style makes up for it. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed.
The Mazda 2 is relatively roomy for four, though. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low. Jim McCraw filed this NewCarTestDrive. There are simple three-knob climate controls, a back-to-basics stereo, and zesty red trim lines on the front seats. The only real visual differences you'll note between the various levels of Mazda2 are the trim packages—and they are mighty few.
The engine is mounted in such a way as to cancel the usual fore-aft rocking motions that most front-mounted, front-wheel-drive four-cylinder engines have. The Mazda2's interior is all business with clearly-legible analog gauges and well-placed, user-friendly controls. Plus, the rear seats fold flat to increase cargo capacity. With lofty government-mandated fuel-economy standards coming down on one hand and a shaky economy spurring consumer interest on the other, carmakers are serving up more subcompact cars to U. Jack it up to a comfortable height, and drivers my size will find the steering wheel too close for comfort. Regular-sized folk will find legroom front and rear surprisingly good, however, with enough room to seat most adults at all four corners. A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4.
First introduced in 2007, the Mazda 2 has been extremely successful, selling more than 400,000 units in Europe and Asia, and being named World Car Of The Year in 2008. We found the seats comfortable and supportive. Although it shares the same underpinnings as the Ford Fiesta, the Mazda2 carries its own unique powertrain options, suspension setup and sense of interior and exterior style. I'm 5-foot-11, and I had adequate legroom with the seat lowered all the way. I haven't made any new or exciting discoveries about the Mazda2, now in its sixth month in our Motor Trend long-term fleet. Inside, the Mazda2 is a little tight for taller folks; its feature set, whether in Sport or Touring, is basic; and its interior is nothing special—a little drab, dark, and lacking in contrast.
The new electric steering is responsive. The Fiesta and Fit have optional navigation systems and Bluetooth connectivity. Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 98 in. The rear seats are tight, and the cargo volume behind them -- 13. Related control buttons are grouped according to function for intuitive ease of use.