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MAZDA MAZDA2 HATCHBACK

1.5 e-Skyactiv G 115 GT Sport Tech 5dr

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Review

Once, small Mazdas worth buying began and ended with the MX-5 Sports Car. That's no longer the case, as June Neary discovers.

Will It Suit Me?

There's no doubt that the Mazda brand is going places. The sporty MX-5 roadster has always been a personal favourite, but the Mazda6, the Mazda3 and the second generation Mazda2 we feature here are also well worth consideration. The '2' is Mazda's attempt to inject a bit of pizzazz into its supermini offering, something much needed given the strength of competition in the Fiesta segment. Does it deliver? I wanted to find out.

Practicalities

First impressions are good: it's a car that under fifties would be happy to be seen in. That's thanks to a flowing blend of curves, lots of shape in the flanks and a gaping front grille. The interior's probably the biggest surprise. To be honest, I expected the cabin to be boldly-styled but built out of some shiny plastics and with ergonomics that were a bit hit and miss. It's anything but. In fact, the design is relatively clean and conservative, but the colour combinations that Mazda offers are a knockout and the materials quality is genuinely surprising. It's spacious too. By stretching the wheelbase by 80mm, Mazda has delivered a decently-sized passenger cell for a five-supermini. I had no trouble getting childseats in and out and the boot's deep and boasts 280-litres of room with the seats in place - or 960-litres when they're folded, which is just a few litres off that of the latest Fiesta. There's decent storage space for the paraphernalia of family life in the cabin too, with a big glove box and door pockets that can hold large bottles.

Behind the Wheel

There's no shortage of room behind the wheel, and it's easy to achieve a comfortable driving position. All round visibility is a Mazda2 strong point, the designers concentrating on reducing the amount of blind spots. The turning circle is commendably tight which means that seven point turns in the road become a thing of the past. Having tested this car straight after a Citroen Berlingo, a car with a turning circle visible from space, the Mazda2's manoeuvrability was a welcome plus. Buyers get to choose between either a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel in a variety of different guises. The petrol motor is offered in 75, 90 or 115PS outputs, while the diesel cranks out a healthy 105PS. It's easily the pick of the bunch. The suspension has been set up to be Volkswagen-firm which you'll feel on poor surfaces but the flipside of this is that the Mazda2 offers reassuring body control in corners. The steering is an electrically-assisted system, so don't expect bucketloads of feedback, but you can count on clean response and perfect accuracy. With a sporty feel and easy manoeuvrability, the Mazda2 is more than just a city scoot. It's got a welcome element of long distance versatility too.

Value For Money

Prices range in the £12,000 to £17,500 bracket common to superminis in this segment. There's a five-level grade structure - SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Here are three 1.5-litre petrol units with 75, 90 or 115ps on tap, plus a 105ps 1.5-litre diesel. Mazda claims that the range sets new standards for infotainment, in-car connectivity and equipment levels in the segment with the 90ps SE-L Nav models featuring a 7-inch colour touch-screen, a rotary Multimedia Commander infotainment control, MZD Connect, DAB radio, and a satellite navigation system as standard, whilst Sport Nav models also benefit from the addition of 16-inch alloy wheels, smart keyless entry and climate control air-conditioning. In terms of running costs, Mazda's 1.5-litre normally-aspirated SKYACTIV-G petrol engines get between 57.6 and 62.7mpg, which certainly isn't bad, but I'd be willing to wager that in typical real world conditions, they'll fare better than Ford's 1.0-litre Ecoboost unit, the one that's found in a Fiesta. Emissions translate to between 110 and 115g/km. The diesel looks to have made all the right moves. Mazda claims 83.1mpg and 89g/km for the SKYACTIV-D engine, which is bound to be popular with UK buyers. The lightweight SKYACTIV chassis helps keep weight down, with the entry-level petrol models tipping the scales at just 970kg.

Could I Live With One?

The Mazda brand has made huge advances within the past couple of years. I remember visiting the Motor Show at the NEC a while back and walking straight past the Mazda stand, seduced instead by the promise of a decent cup of coffee and a Danish from Ford. Fortunately that wouldn't happen these days. Mazda have turned themselves around and if this MK2 model Mazda2 is anything to go by, they're still gaining momentum. Could I live with a Mazda2? Certainly. Would I buy a Mazda2? A definite maybe.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions113.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed124mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 360 View Monitor
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Analogue rev counter
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Cruise control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Digital speed display meter
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Head up display - Colour active driving display
  • Integrated bluetooth
  • Mazda connect with 7" colour touch screen
  • Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial
  • Navigation system
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • i-stop

Entertainment

  • AM/FM/DAB radio with 6 speakers with USB and AUX inputs
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto headlight levelling
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body coloured front bumper with bright lower bezel
  • Body coloured rear bumper with bright lower mouldings
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Chrome finish signature wing on front grille
  • Chrome front lower bezel
  • Chrome rear lower bezel
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch auto up/down for driver's window
  • Gloss black front grille
  • LED indicator lights
  • LED third brake light
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensing front wipers with adjustable sensitivity and speed
  • Rear wiper
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Signature LED daytime running lights

Interior Features

  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Driver, Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coathooks
  • Drivers seat manual slide recline and height adjustment
  • Drivers/front passengers covered vanity mirrors and drivers ticket holder
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front centre storage with two cupholders
  • Front head restraints
  • Front passenger and driver door pockets
  • Front passenger seat manual slide, recline and height adjust
  • Front passenger seatback pockets
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox
  • Heated front seats with 3 stage setting
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Interior courtesy light with integrated spotlight
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather handbrake
  • Leather upholstery with black granlux inserts
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Satin silver dials
  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Passive Safety

  • 2x3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Dynamic stability control + Traction control
  • ESP
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front driver, passenger and rear seat seatbelt warning
  • Front dual stage driver and single stage front passenger airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • G-Vectoring control plus
  • Hill launch assist
  • Passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Rear smart city brake support
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm
  • Deadlocking system
  • Immobiliser
  • Power door locks
  • Remote central locking
  • Smart keyless entry

Trim

  • Blue/grey soft touch dashboard

Wheels

  • 16" Bright finish alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    113
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    98
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    109

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1496
  • Compression Ratio
    15.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    85.8
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    58.9

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    115
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    e-Skyactiv-G 115
  • Coin Series
    GT Sport Tech
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    22A
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    115
  • Engine Power - KW
    85
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    111
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    15.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    151
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3500
  • Top Speed
    124

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1515
  • Length
    4070
  • Wheelbase
    2570
  • Width
    1695

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    44
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1540
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    950
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    280
  • Max. Loading Weight
    461
  • Max. Roof Load
    50
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    900
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    550
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1079
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    4.9
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

Scott Wall

"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

"3 weeks ago"

Olivia Creemer

Olivia Creemer

"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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Oliver Blayney

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"We were really impressed with the service provided from Silverstone Fleet Management. The team were responsive, committed and friendly and ultimately provided the best price for the deal we were enquiring about. I would recommend them to anyone looking to lease a new car, you'll be well looked after! :)"

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Ollie Emery

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"Ryan was the most helpful person I’ve ever dealt with. He was very informative and gave me updates on my vehicle all throughout! If I’m going to anyone for cars, it’s Ryan! Great experience."

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