2012 Mazda MAZDA2

Sport FWD 4-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

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2012 Mazda2
2012 Mazda2
The Mazda 2's light weight should help in the fuel economy race, but there's no benefit when looking at EPA numbers: fuel economy is downright embarrassing for a subcompact. The more practical Honda Fit is only slightly better, but the much larger Honda Civic clobbers them both. That's part of being first to the party. Fuel economy has become far more important in the years since the 2 was developed. Instead of bigger EPA numbers, the 2 errs on the side of wide smiles. Thanks to its minimal mass and short gearing, its refined four-cylinder engine feels livelier than its 100-hp rating suggests, especially with the five-speed manual transmission. The four-speed automatic is two gears short of its Ford Fiesta sibling's dual-clutch six-speed, and that deficit hurts both fun and fuel economy. The 2 is nicely finished inside for a car in this price range, but it lacks the luxury features available in other new subcompacts, such as the Fiesta. That means no navigation, leather, or heated seats, but a high-spec Touring model comes with fifteen-inch aluminum wheels, foglights, and a rear spoiler. More important, it comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls and an upgraded sound system. For basic transportation in congested cities, that's more than enough.
2012 Mazda 2 Front Three Quarter
Japanese automaker Mazda is open to the idea of building a new subcompact car on the scale of the Mini Cooper or Opel Adam, according to a new report from Autocar. Mazda is said to be actively considering building a new "premium supermini" to rival similar European models.
Mazda Demio EV Profile
This fall, Mazda plans to offer a small number of Demio EVs for lease. The car, an all-electric version of the model known here as the Mazda 2, is part of a prototype program designed to help Mazda learn more about electric vehicles.
2012 Mazda2 Touring Front Left Side View
The 2012 Mazda2 is simple, understated, and slow. In other words, it is the epitome of a Mazda. This underpowered hatchback reminds me an awful lot of my first car, a Mazda Protege5. It's slightly weak in the powertrain department (98 lb-ft of torque!), but compensating factors are the car's exceptional handling and the engine's unusual willingness to rev. The 2 is a momentum car -- a car that rewards you for driving smoothly and invites you to carry your speed through turns with its utterly predictable handling and respectable body control. The only place where this Mazda doesn't quite feel up to Zoom-Zoom standards is the steering. The 2's tiller would inspire even more confidence with a bit more resistance to quick direction changes. That said, Mazda carries the subcompact class in driving dynamics. The Fiat 500 and Ford Fiesta come closest to offering a similar driving experience, but neither of those cars is as good as the Mazda in steering or shift feel.

2012 Mazda2 Touring

Mazda2 Wall Of Death 1
Though we love cars, motorcycles are just better suited for certain tasks. Riding on a motordrome like the famous Wall of Death in India is one of them. That fact didn't stop one daredevil equipped not with a motorcycle, but a Mazda2 hatchback.
2012 Mazda CX 5 Custom Front Three Quarter
Mazda is bringing a slew of show cars to the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, and the brand’s booth will prominently feature the upcoming CX-5 crossover at this year’s show. With a launch scheduled for spring 2012 for both Japan and the U.S., the CX-5 is apparently getting a big push in the direction of car customizers, who will get a taste of what can be done with the compact crossover when the show begins January 12, 2012.

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2012 Mazda MAZDA2 Specifications

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1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
29 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
100 hp @ 6000rpm
98 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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