Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-G 100th Anniversary Edition 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
Mazda 2 2020 front cornering RHD
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RRP£20,995
Review

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.

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The higher-powered 89bhp Skyactiv-G version is the most recommendable choice. Lacking a turbocharger, which most of its rivals use in order to boost mid-range poke, you need to rev the engine hard to make good progress on motorways. Around town this is less of an issue and it feels responsive enough. Both engines feature a mild-hybrid set-up that helps reduce emissions and helps with the stop-start system to save fuel when idling.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

280

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km

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