CJinSD 5pts I would be curious to see how the real world fuel mileage compares with that of the Fiesta. I suspect that the Fiesta has its highway number because of uselessly tall gearing. Detroit has always been willing to sacrifice drivability for a good number on the EPA test in times of CAFE escalation. It wouldn't surprise me if owners see practically identical results combined with a better driving experience in the Mazda 2.I really don't agree that sacrificing room for style makes any sense in this segment in the US. These are not aspirational cars. I'd rather have a useful b-segment car like a Fit rather than an overstyled one like a Fiesta.