The 2012 Mazda2 is a sub-compact five door hatchback with seating for five. The FWD Mazda2 is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 100 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a standard 5-speed manual and an optional 4-speed automatic. Fuel mileage impressively falls within an EPA estimated range of 28 mpg city to 35 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. Features include rear spoiler, 15-inch wheels, remote keyless entry, steering-wheel mounted controls, 6-speaker sound system, and a 12-volt power outlet. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, dynamic stability control, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring. The Mazda2 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Mazda2 was new in 2011, and it carries into 2012 unchanged.
Small size, low price, high-quality materials inside and out, excellent handling, great fuel economy
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.