The range kicks off with the SE featuring 15in steel wheels, air-conditioning and remote locking. It’s quite a mean spec and the interior, especially, looks decidedly dull in it. For this reason, we’d recommend going for the next trim up, called SE-L. Now the 2 comes alive with plusher fittings and some really great features including alloy wheels, rear electric windows, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearlever. If you avoid the least powerful petrol engine, you get Mazda’s superb touchscreen infotainment system, too.
Next-level Sport Nav models get larger alloy wheels, auto headlights and wipers, climate control, keyless entry, rear parking sensors and sat-nav as standard. Lastly, GT and GT Sport (the former unique to the 89bhp 1.5, the latter to the 113bhp) get different 16in alloys, a rear spoiler, a rear view camera, LED headlights and leather seats. With all of this kit comes a significant jump in price, though, so we’d avoid Sport Nav and the GT models and stick with SE-L.