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Mazda2
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Mazda2
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Base MSRP price range:
$14,720 - $17,050
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Car Type: Subcompact cars (Automatic transmission)
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Mazda2 Overview

The Mazda2 is a subcompact hatchback that is powered by a 100-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The standard manual transmission shifted slickly, but the optional four-speed automatic saps some zip. Handling is quite nimble and the ride is tolerable, but the cabin lets in too much road and engine noise. Rear-seat room is relatively good. It is related to the Ford Fiesta, but in exchange for a lower price the Mazda2 gives up some refinement and comfort. Reliability has been average. A redesign is due in 2015.

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