2013 Mazda MAZDA2

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2013 Mazda Mazda2
2013 Mazda Mazda2

New For 2013

The 2013 Mazda 2 gains a new clear water blue paint color and a USB port.


The Mazda 2’s light weight, sporty gearing, and small footprint make for smiles behind the wheel, but in other respects, the 2 struggles to match its rivals. For one, fuel economy is significantly below the current 38-to-40-mpg zeitgeist for small cars—although a 35-mpg highway rating is still nothing to be sniffed at. A 100-hp four-cylinder engine provides adequate acceleration, especially with the slick five-speed manual transmission. The optional four-speed automatic is two gears short of its Ford Fiesta sibling’s dual-clutch six-speed, and that deficit hurts fuel economy. Although the 2 is nicely finished inside for a car in this price range, it lacks the luxury features available in other new subcompacts such as the Fiesta, the Hyundai Accent, and the Kia Rio. That means no navigation, leather, or heated seats, but a high-spec Touring model comes with fifteen-inch aluminum wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgraded sound system. The base Sport model, on the other hand, has steel wheels with hubcaps and lacks cruise control. At the end of the day, the Mazda 2 is simple to use, fun to drive, and very affordable. For basic transportation in congested cities, that’s more than enough.


ABS; traction and stability control; and front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard.

You'll like:

  • Cute and sporty
  • Fun to drive
  • Refined and comfortable

You won't like:

  • Fuel economy
  • Four-speed automatic
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  • Short options list

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mazda 2

  • Fiat 500
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Toyota Yaris
2012 Toyota Yaris Front Three Quarter
Starting in 2015, Mazda will begin building an all-new Toyota vehicle based on the Mazda2 that will go on sale in North America. According to the release, Toyota “aims to strengthen its North American vehicle lineup,” while Mazda “aims to increase production efficiency and contribute to its profitability." The plant in question is Mazda's new Salamanca City plant, located in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. Once it's up and running in 2014, the facility will build the Mazda2, Mazd3, and this new Toyota vehicle; the plant can churn out around 140,000 units per year with approximately 3000 employees. Toyota's investment will help Mazda to fund the capacity increases needed for the additional vehicles being built. What the new 2016 Toyota model could be is anyone's guess. The Japanese giant already sells a car that competes with the Mazda2the Yaris – which will be nearing the end of its current life cycle when the new car makes its appearance. The Yaris was all-new for 2012, while the Mazda2 made its debut back in 2009. The automakers have also announced that the new Toyota subcompact will be produced at about 50,000 units per year. While it comes as little surprise that Toyota is looking for more opportunities to build cars for the North American market where they're sold – almost the entire Toyota lineup is built in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico – the use of Mazda's platform is surprising. However, given the initial success of the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ team-up, it makes some sense that Toyota may be looking to leverage development costs of a new, inexpensive model. The Mazda2 has also long been one of the best-driving subcompact cars, while Toyota's Yaris is far from it; Toyota may be looking to tap some of Mazda's expertise. Source: Mazda, Toyota

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2013 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
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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