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.
SE-specification 2s come with air conditioning and remote central locking, with 15in steel wheels with plastic covers marking it out as the cheapest model in the range.
The SE-L version has everything the SE has, plus a much plusher interior, cruise control, rear electric windows and alloy wheels, and is our pick of the range. There is also SE-L Nav, which adds built-in sat-nav.
Sport Nav adds larger alloy wheels, climate control and rear parking sensors. The top spec GT and GT Sport (GT is specific to the 89bhp 1.5 engine and the GT Sport to the 113bhp 1.5) get LED headlights, leather seats, a rear-view camera and a rear spoiler.
Our favourite Mazda 2: 1.5 89bhp SE-L
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