2012 Mazda Mazda2  -  $15,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,325
Base Invoice: $15,134
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Man Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 32 | City: 29 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: 4dr HB Man Sport
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.5 DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Small size, low price, high-quality materials inside and out, excellent handling, great fuel economy


Model Highlights

Although built for several other worldwide markets as the Mazda Demio, the Mazda2 made its American market debut in 2011. It is offered only as a hatchback.

The Mazda2's sole engine option is an all-aluminum 1.5L twin-cam 4-cylinder with variable valve timing that makes 100 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque. It can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic front-wheel-drive transaxle. Fuel economy performance is estimated at 29 city and 35 highway for the manual; 27 city and 33 highway for the automatic.

Although both the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta make more power (117 horsepower and 120 horsepower, respectively), weight is where the Mazda2 has the upper hand, as it weighs in at just over 2,300 pounds compared to the Ford's 2,600 pounds and the Fit's 2,500 pounds. This helps level the field in terms of acceleration, and gives the Mazda2 more of a sporting feel overall.

Safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, an anti-skid system and a host of airbags including front, side and side curtain units. It also features a brake override system that cuts engine power when both the gas and brake are pressed at the same time.

Buyers have two trim levels to choose from: Sport and Touring. The Sport model, which starts at $14,370, features electronic power steering, air conditioning, 60/40 folding rear seats, power windows and locks, keyless entry, 15-inch wheels and a 4-speaker sound system. The Touring model comes in at about $1,500 more and adds aluminum wheels, upgraded seating with red accents, fog lights, a roof-mounted spoiler, cruise control, a leather-wrapped wheel with multi-function controls, a 6-speaker sound system, a chrome exhaust tip and a trip computer.

Options include Crystal White paint, a roof rack, a cargo net and an auto-dimming compass-equipped rearview mirror. In addition, those who choose the Touring model have the option to add wheel locks, special all-weather floor mats, a center console armrest and a bumper guard.


Model News

The Mazda2 was new in 2011, and it carries into 2012 unchanged.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Mazda2 is aimed directly at the subcompact economy car market, taking on competitors such as the Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. Like the competition, the car is fairly basic overall, offering 100 horsepower from its 1.5L 4-cylinder and sporty handling in a compact package. Mileage estimates for the Mazda2 are quite good, coming in at 35 highway and 29 city. Prices start under $15,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
327.70 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
29 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
32 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
395.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.5L/91

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.41

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
87.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
33.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.2 in

Wheelbase
98.0 in

Length, Overall
155.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
58.1 in

Track Width, Front
58.1 in

Track Width, Rear
57.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
13.3 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
27.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2306 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Axle

Front Tire Size
P185/55R15

Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15

Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
14 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.3 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

1.5 DOHC 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable valve timing (VVT)

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Front independent MacPherson strut suspension -inc: coil springs

Rear torsion beam axle suspension -inc: coil springs

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes

15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P185/55R15 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Roof rack side rails

Body-colored front & rear bumpers

Body-colored sport-type front grille

Halogen headlamps

Body-colored pwr mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent wiper -inc: washer

Body-colored door handles

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux audio input, (4) speakers

Roof-mounted radio antenna

Cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable headrests -inc: driver manual height adjustment

60/40 split-folding rear seats w/adjustable headrests

Center console w/storage tray

Carpeted floor mats

Tilt steering column

Black gauges w/white lettering, nighttime illumination

Warning lights -inc: air bags, battery charge, check engine, door ajar, high-beam, low fuel, oil pressure, parking brake, seat belts

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

Keyless entry

Engine immobilizer theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

(2) front & (1) rear cupholder

12V pwr outlet

Front door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Passenger assist grips

Internal hood & fuel door releases

Anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brakeforce distribution, brake override system

Dynamic stability control

Traction control system

Driver & front passenger air bags w/passenger sensor

Front side-impact air bags

Front/rear side curtain air bags

All seating position 3-point seat belts

Child safety rear door locks

Second row LATCH child seat tether anchors

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Triple-H body construction

Crushable brake & accelerator pedal assembly

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
LEV EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PEARL PAINT
$200

 
AQUATIC BLUE MICA
$0

 
SPIRITED GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK
$0

 
TRUE RED
$0

 
LIQUID SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
REAR BUMPER GUARD
$80

 
BLUETOOTH KIT
$275

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$100

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CENTER ARMREST
$170

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/HOMELINK
$295


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