Mazda 2 review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mazda 2 2021 interior rear seats
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  • Mazda 2 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda 2 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda 2 2022 front right tracking
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  • Mazda 2 2022 front cornering
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  • Mazda 2 2022 interior driver display
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  • Mazda 2 2022 boot open
  • Mazda 2 2022 front right tracking
  • Mazda 2 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda 2 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda 2 2022 front right tracking
  • Mazda 2 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mazda 2 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda 2 2022 right tracking
  • Mazda 2 2022 front right static
  • Mazda 2 2022 rear left static
  • Mazda 2 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda 2 2022 rear lights detail
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior driver display
  • Mazda 2 2022 interior detail
  • Mazda 2 2022 boot open
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Despite its small dimensions, the Mazda 2 offers plenty of space for two adults in the front. There’s enough leg and elbow room, and even six-footers won’t find their heads against the roof-lining.

The rear seats don’t offer any sliding or reclining ability, but that’s not unusual in the small car class. They can be split and folded in a 60/40 configuration, though.

Boot space

The 2’s boot isn’t the car's greatest asset. It's smaller than those of the Fiesta and Polo, and especially the Skoda Fabia. It doesn’t have the largest of apertures, either: its curved corners make loading bigger items awkward and there’s an inconveniently high lip over which you must lift things in and out.

If you fold down the rear seats, the extended space created is still smaller than rivals can muster. The boot floor isn’t height-adjustable, and a large step forms when the seats are folded. This makes it tricky to slide in heavy items.

Mazda 2 2021 interior rear seats
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