Affordable to own and drive,it gets good gasoline mileage. Outright utility may still come up short, but other strengths give the Mazda3 reason to push hard for a seat at the table. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. Ride comfort and noise levels are tolerable, but the front seats aren't supportive and amenities are sparse. But behind the wheel, it's responsive, even perky, if you keep the 100-horsepower 1. Aggressive styling, bold colors and a long list of standard features give it a leg up on more expensive alternatives, as does its reputation on twisting back roads.
These days, the Mazda 2 is an older design. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Traction Control systems optimise grip and stability of the car on the road during acceleration by measuring wheel rotation. In that test, maximum points were scored for the protection of the passenger dummy and only a fraction of a point was lost for the driver.
Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. Front disc and rear drum brakes are standard. Protection provided to the pelvis area was predominantly good. Part of the credit goes to the little car's light construction. As for resale value, we expect the 2014 Mazda2 to hold its value on par with the Kia Rio 5-Door and Toyota Yaris, do a little better than the Ford Fiesta, but fall well below the Honda Fit. Limited slip differentials also help provide a more even distribution of traction forces when the car is on a slippery surface. Or any kind of navigation system at all? Be sure and check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying.
Similarly, a lane departure warning system is available as an option and was rewarded in the assessment. Click to stack up the trims and body styles. Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? The backseat has enough legroom and headroom. Dubbed Mazda Connect, the system has various apps you work through the touch-screen or a knob controller behind the gearshift, which has flanking shortcut keys and a handy volume knob.
Front fog lights, a roof spoiler, nicer cloth upholstery with red piping, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio controls, and even a chrome exhaust tip are the main items on the list. Click to stack up the 2014 and 2013 Mazda3. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. The 2014 Mazda 2 has more space inside than its appearance would suggest, though its subcompact status means that four larger adults will still have to negotiate their accommodations to fit eight legs into the available space. The passenger compartment of the Mazda 2 remained stable in the frontal offset barrier test. This 5-star rating applies to all hatch and sedan variants with 6 airbags and electronic stability control.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. The more desirable Mazda 2 with the five-speed manual gearbox is rated at 32 mpg combined 27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway , perhaps reflecting its lack of a higher sixth gear that would improve highway cruising efficiency. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising.
There were no knee hazards. Those five combined for nearly two-thirds of all non-luxury compact sales, leaving more than half a dozen other nameplates to fight for the remnant. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. Mazda tends toward darker shades for its interior materials, but they're not overly grim or at all cheap-looking--and the large expanse of windows means the cabin stays lighter than many other subcompacts with stylishly upswept window lines that make them much more cave-like inside. The way in which pedestrians move relative to the path of the vehicle is calculated to determine whether they are in danger of being struck. I evaluated an i Touring sedan and s Grand Touring hatchback, both with the six-speed automatic transmission. A low-speed autonomous emergency braking system is available as an option for the Mazda 2.
Injury measures Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. From inside the car, the interior lines and materials are very simple, but surprisingly tasteful considering their economy. The sculpted front end sweeps into upward lines that anchor the large window area; compared to the Ford Fiesta with which it shares some understructure, the Mazda comes across as restrained but sporty. Interior The cabin materials have improved over the previous Mazda3, with convincing faux-metal details and piano-black trim down the console. However, as it is not standard equipment, the system did not qualify for inclusion in the assessment.
The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The nose reacts a tad slowly to initial steering inputs; the 2014 Toyota Corolla is sleepier still, but the Ford Focus and Honda Civic both respond sooner. How It Drives With two adults onboard, our 2. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. Curtain airbags are designed to protect the driver's and front seat passenger's heads in a side impact crash. All doors remained closed during the crash. What Features in the 2014 Mazda2 Are Most Important? Lower consoles in the Honda Civic and 2014 Toyota Corolla leave more space.
It has ample leg room in the front row and. Big fender flares and swept-up side sculpturing add visual interest below the raked beltline, while expansive front-door side windows look airy and provide excellent outward visibility. Options are limited to dealer-installed accessories such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass and HomeLink, aftermarket Bluetooth phone connectivity, a center armrest with storage bin and a cargo net. Still, Mazda gets high marks for noise control. Our test cars have been admirably free of squeaks, rattles, or groans, indicating good build quality.