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AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Mazda 2 cars on the market. You can also browse Mazda dealers to find a second hand car close to you today. All used Mazda 2 on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover.
A supermini with as much personality as any in its class, the Mazda 2 is a hatchback that's nimble, agile and fun to drive. There are eight engine/door combinations from which to choose. The cost conscious should go for the 1.3 which has extremely low running costs (up to 66mpg) and the sporty driver for the 16 valve, 1.5 Sport where they'll find 0-60 in 10.7 seconds. The Mazda 2 is well-built, durable and retains its value while housing, as standard, front airbags, deadlocks, immobiliser and alarm so you can rest safe your Mazda 2 won't go anywhere quick, unless you want it to. Visibility is particularly good for a supermini while the boot space can reach almost 800 litres. Those looking for a little extra should opt for the sport Tamura trim and get cruise control along with auto lights and wipers.
£10,500 - £13,500
AA Cars Average
26.2 - 68.9
107 - 257
B - M
66.7 - 73.4
Mazda 2 Back to top
First launched in the UK in 2002, the Mazda 2 is a joy to drive, eye-catching and affordable to run. It's no wonder then that they've found such success over their ten year history.
While it doesn't have some of the same refinements that its rivals on the market do, it offers one of the best drives in its class, and an all-round driving experience that few others can match.
Why buy a 2? Back to top
The Mazda 2 range is exciting and fun.
While not a leader in the supermini market, the Mazda 2 is widely regarded to be one of the best built and designed cars on the market. This is largely down to its drive, which is one of the most fun in its class.
In the cabin the car is spacious, although not market leading, with around 250 litres of luggage space on offer at its smallest, and decent room for four passengers. Build quality is good though, and maintains the chic design of the chassis with an emphasis on clean lines and rounded edges.
Performance options are either a 1.3 or 1.5 petrol, or a 1.6 diesel, with the smaller petrol option providing a good mix of performance and economy. However, if you are looking for a more comfortable drive on the motorway, the 1.5 is arguably the most suitable option. Although some regard the Mazda 2 engines as unrefined compared to some of its competitors, they do have more life, and are better suited to eager drivers.
Handling in the 2 is some of the best in its class, and the responsive steering and minimal body roll give it one of the more sportier drives in the supermini category. This doesn't always carry on into the ride however, and the suspension can sometimes feel a little too slight - especially when dealing with potholes - to make it one of the smoothest or most comfortable on the market.
The most economical to run of the range is understandably the diesel, which returns nearly 70mpg and CO2 emissions of 110g/km, but the petrol engines fare well too. Offering returns closer to the 50mpg mark, they remain competitive in their class, while their CO2 emissions place them in affordable tax brackets. With a good reputation for reliability, upkeep costs should be low, which means that overall the Mazda 2 is an affordable car to run.
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Here's a short history of the Mazda 2, starting in 2002 when it was first released in the UK.
Which 2 should I buy? Back to top
Having been around for just over ten years and now into its second generation, there are a number of different models to choose from. Here are the latest models and their key features.
Front electric windows, manual air conditioning, radio/CD player, USB connectivity, driver and front passenger airbags, four wheel ABS with EBD and EBA, ISOFIX childseat anchorage points.
Front electric windows, manual air conditioning, four cylinder sports halogen headlights, power folding heated door mirrors, roof spoiler, radio/CD player with AUX input, trip computer, USB connectivity, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, four wheel ABS with EBD and EBA, ISOFIX childseat anchorage points.
Climate control air conditioning, cruise control, front electric windows, automatic headlights, four cylinder sports halogen headlights, front fog lights, power folding heated door mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, roof spoiler, radio/CD player with AUX input, trip computer USB connectivity, driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags, Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System, four wheel ABS with EBD and EBA, ISOFIX childseat anchorage points.