The 2024 Mazda2 or 2024 Mazda 2 is a subcompact/supermini car currently in its third generation, manufactured and marketed by Mazda since 2002. The Mazda2 is a semi-compact hatchback in the size of a Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris. Mazda2 power comes from a 100-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission with slick shifters is standard. The four-speed automatic is optional but consumes some of the power. Handling is quite agile and the ride is tolerable, but the cabin is noisy.
The rear seat room is relatively good considering the size of the car. The 2024 Mazda 2 is related to the Ford Fiesta but offers some refinement and comfort to sell for a lower price. In the incredibly competitive world of small cars, manufacturers are under constant pressure to sell as many vehicles as possible to deliver value for money and maximize profit margins. The Mazda 2 does things a little differently, hoping to attract buyers with its sharp design, sharp handling, and premium trim levels.
Mazda 2 : Interior
The Mazda 2 features a revised exterior, new technology, and a quieter, higher-quality cabin. The driver-focused cabin features deeply tuned cockpit-style dials on one side and clear, uninterrupted lines on the other. The Mazda 2 has all the features you’d want from a sportier model, with a strong cornering grip and beautiful, accurate steering that’s a little heavier than most rivals and keeps body movements neatly under control when changing direction.
Mazda feels light but stays upright when you take on rough roads, and that sense of stability gives you a lot of confidence behind the wheel. It also doesn’t float or bounce like some smaller cars. However, Mazda2 also has some less welcome qualities in a reasonably small lid. The ride is on the solid side, and the bumpy roads will send a vibrating sound into the cabin if you choose a 16-inch alloy model.
Mazda 2 : Engine
The Mazda 2 comes with a choice of two petrol engines, the Skyactiv G and the e-Skyactiv G, each with two different power outputs. The 89bhp e-Skyactiv G engine is better at lower speeds, as the mild hybrid system gives it some power at a standstill. It still needs some tweaking, but it pulls better from low revs than Skyactiv G models and speeds up more easily. The top-of-the-line GT Sport Tech version comes with 113bhp and the claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 9.1 seconds. While this may appeal to those who are a little faster, it is expensive.
The entry-level SE-L trim has 15 wheels that offer the best ride between the two sizes available. They have deeper sidewalls than wider ones and soften the edges of larger bumps in the road. Despite that, there’s no escaping the fact that the 2024 Mazda 2 is still somewhat solid, pushing you around as you encounter potholes and broken asphalt.
Mazda 2 : Safety
The entry-level SE-L Mazda 2s come with essential safety equipment including hill start assist and tire pressure monitoring, automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist if you choose the 89bhp engine. The high-end GT Sport Tech also has a driver attention monitoring system. Euro NCAP gave the 2024 Mazda 2 four stars out of a possible five when it was tested. Testing cars has since become more demanding, and the Fiesta is rated as a safer car overall. Thatcham Security gave the 2024 Mazda 2 three stars out of five for its ability to resist intrusion.