The Mazda 2 has a reasonably plush interior and very economical engines, when it comes to real-world fuel economy. All but the basic trim level offers a reasonable standard of equipment, too. Yet these days it has been overtaken by much newer models. Rivals that include the Seat Ibiza offer more space, better handling, a more comfortable ride, and greater refinement.read the full model review
SE+ is the entry level model, and this shows in the short equipment list. Highlights include 15in alloy wheels, halogen daytime running lights, aux and USB audio inputs, steering wheel audio controls, hill start assist and tyre pressure monitoring. You’ll miss Mazda’s capable infotainment and DAB radio on this spec, too.
We’re yet to try this engine, but the 89bhp from the mid-range engine already feels a bit of a struggle, so we think this smaller output might be optimistic at best.