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Used Car: 2014 Mazda Mazda2 Review

Review Last Updated: 7/9/15

Reviewers said that although the 2014 Mazda2 has few available features and its interior isn't as upscale as rivals', its sporty handling makes it a joy to drive.

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The 2014 Mazda2's four-cylinder engine provides satisfactory power for driving around town, but struggles at freeway speeds, critics reported. They added that the standard five-speed manual transmission allows drivers to make the most of the engine’s power, but its clutch uptake is inconsistent. Considering that most rivals offer at least six gears, reviewers pointed out that the available four-speed automatic transmission is outdated. With the manual transmission, the 2014 Mazda2 gets up to 29/35 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Auto writers praised the Mazda2 for its nimble handling, especially its sharp steering and strong brakes, which they said make it one of the more fun-to-drive subcompact cars.  

According to automotive journalists, the 2014 Mazda2's cabin features basic styling and lots of hard plastics that critics said feel cheap. While they thought the back seats are cramped, reviewers said the front seats are supportive and liked the high-quality standard cloth upholstery. The Mazda2's standard features include a four-speaker stereo, an auxiliary input jack, a USB port and keyless entry. A six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and cruise control are available. While many rivals have available features like a rearview camera and navigation, the Mazda2 didn't offer them when it was new. The Mazda2's audio and climate controls are straightforward, reviewers wrote. Behind the rear seats, the 2014 Mazda2 has 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is fair for the class. However, with 27.8 cubic feet of overall cargo space, some rival hatchbacks offer more room.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2014 Ford Fiesta earned praise for its premium interior materials and handsome cabin styling. Critics reported that its front seats are very comfortable. The Ford Fiesta offers an engaging ride and its available turbocharged engine delivers quick acceleration.  

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra has good cargo space for the class, and reviewers reported that its cabin has lots of legroom in both rows. Additionally, auto writers said the Elantra has a powerful available four-cylinder engine.

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