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Used Car: 2013 Mazda Mazda2 Review

Review Last Updated: 9/15/14

The 2013 Mazda2 impressed reviewers with its crisp handling, but they said rivals have more cargo space and greater rear-seat comfort.

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With a standard four-cylinder engine, some reviewers said the 2013 Mazda Mazda2 has sufficient power on city streets, but others noted that it could use more power for climbing hills or merging onto the highway. Some test drivers said the standard five-speed manual transmission's clutch pedal has an imprecise feel. A four-speed automatic transmission is available, which auto journalists said shifts smoothly. With the automatic transmission, the 2013 Mazda2 gets an EPA-estimated 28/34 mpg city/highway, which is generally on par for the class, but some rivals use less fuel. Auto writers said the 2013 Mazda2's sharp steering and nimble handling make it fun to drive, and some added that it has a comfortable ride.   

Reviewers said that the 2013 Mazda Mazda2’s cabin has modest materials and a simple design. Auto writers said the front seats are comfortable and supportive, though a few wished the steering wheel telescoped. Most said the rear seats are uncomfortable and not very spacious. The Mazda2 can accommodate 27.8 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded, which is less than what many rivals offer. Standard features include a CD audio system with a USB port and an auxiliary input. Available features include cruise control, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system. Test drivers appreciated the straightforward audio controls and stereo system's good sound quality, but some pointed out that the Mazda2 didn’t offer as many optional tech features as some rivals when it was new.

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Test drivers reported that the 2013 Fiat 500 has a composed highway ride and that its compact size makes it easy to park in tight spaces. Unlike the Mazda2, the 500 comes standard with Bluetooth and is available with navigation.

The 2013 Hyundai Accent hatchback has a lot more cargo space than the Mazda2 and some test drivers noted that it has spacious rear-seat legroom. They also liked the Accent’s crisp steering and comfortable ride.

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