Which used Mazda 2 hatchback should I buy?
Of the three outputs available from the 1.5-litre petrol engine, it's the 89bhp version that we would recommend because it provides the best blend of performance and efficiency. The more powerful 113bhp variant isn’t that much faster, especially in town where the 2 is at its best, while the 74bhp engine needs working too hard to keep up with traffic.
A diesel should only be chosen if you drive a lot, but there are more refined cars than the 2 if that’s the case. What’s more, there aren’t many examples on the used market, so you will probably have to travel further to find the right one.