Why choose the Mazda 2?
Perhaps it’s not the most imaginatively named car – it’s the smallest that the car manufacturer, Mazda, has available (confusingly there’s no Mazda 1) but who said great things can’t come in small packages?
The Mazda 2’s strongest features are its safety and reliability. According to independent surveys, the Mazda 2 has historically come first out of 22 other competitor cars which is certainly something to shout about.
In terms of safety features, the Mazda 2 shows that small can mean mighty as it comes with no less than six airbags, hill hold control, tyre monitoring and something called ‘dynamic stability control.’ For the uninitiated that means your Mazda 2 will automatically take control of itself if it detects skidding – how clever – and something that will make driving on wet British roads a bit safer. Plus, if you wanted to bulk out the safety features some more, then the mid-range models and above come with a lane departure warning system.
One of the other key attractions of the Mazda 2 is its infotainment system which is one of the best out of all its other supermini rivals. For the best option you’ll need to look at the mid-range model (the SE-L versions and above), this comes with a seven inch touchscreen making navigating around the system intuitive and faff free.