Skip to main content

Review: 2011 Mazda2

Mazda Perfects the Fun-to-Footprint Ratio Bigger used to mean better, but in the modern era, that old chestnut no longer applies. Mobile phones aren't the size of a brick, we can fit 2,000 songs in our pocket and this review was written on a computer that fits neatly on an airplane's tray table. Sometimes smaller is better, and here's a vehicle that proves it. While the 2011 Mazda2 might not be out to redefine the subcompact segment, it does offer something largely lacking from the rest of the pack: fun. But are Mazda's Zoom-Zoom driving dynamics enough to overlook its shortcomings... Read More

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Mazda Kiyora city car concept, MX-5 facelift head to Paris
    1220522400

    Click above for hi-res gallery of the Mazda Kiyora conceptMazda has confirmed its Paris Motor Show lineup, which will be led by the Kiyora concept, a water-themed, Nagare-styled city car built on a new platform that features a "next generation" direct-injected four-banger. No additional details have been relayed at this time, other than it's supposed to be ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Mazda2 MPS and 280 hp Mazda6 MPS on their way
    1209576540

    Click either image for a high-res rendering of each model from AutoExpress.The Mazda Performance Series, or MPS, is what we've come to know in the U.S. as "Mazdaspeed." It's quickly becoming one of the defining characteristics of modern-day Mazdas, and with the releases of the new Mazda6 and its baby brother, the Mazda2, we've been anxiously awaiting ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    New York 2008: World Car of the Year Awards
    1206023760

    The fireworks are cold, the confetti cartridges are spent, and the 2008 World Car of the Year Awards have come to an end. Based on standards of merit, value, safety, environmental responsibility, significance, and emotional appeal, the three finalists were the Volvo Ford Mondeo, Mazda2/Demio and Mercedes C-Class. Don't read any further if, for some reason, ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva 2008: Mazda2 loses a couple of doors, gets even cooler
    1204624680

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mazda2 three-door.After serenading us with the indie sounds of an obscure band from Europe, Mazda pulled the covers off the new Mazda2 three-door, the next obvious evolution of Mazda's compact offerings. What the squat hatch lacks in presence it makes up for with an aggressive wedge shape, a swooping beltline and a ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Melbourne 2008: Mazda2 Extreme dresses for the dirt
    1204297020

    Click image for a high-res gallery of the Mazda2 ExtremeOn display at Mazda's booth in Melbourne is this pint-sized mudslinger-in-progress dubbed the Mazda2 Extreme. The show car began its life as a regular Mazda2 5-door, but has since been gutted, caged, and fitted with all the expected race equipment. Underhood, the engine mods should bump its output to ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva '08 Preview: Mazda2 three-door confirmed
    1201113120

    Click image to enlargeAdd another ride to the list of cars we'd love to have, but can't. Mazda has confirmed that it will unveil the 3-door Mazda2 at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Dimensionally equal to the 5-door and offering the same selection of powertrains, the sporty Mazda2 3-door hatchback definitely takes the win over its sibling in the looks ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Mazda2 sedan unveiled in China
    1195497420

    click above image for more high-res pics of the Mazda2 sedanThis week at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show in China, Mazda will be unveiling the four-door Mazda2 sedan alongside the rest of its Chinese lineup that includes the Mazda3 and Mazda5. China is the first market in the world to see the four-door sedan version of the Mazda2, which originally debuted in ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Mazdaspeed2 is a possibility, restyled RX-8 coming to Tokyo
    1191013320

    The questionably named Brit-pub What Car? is reporting what's already been suspected; that Mazda is seriously considering a MazdaSpeed version of the sub compact Mazda2. It's been rumored that a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected motor may find its way underhood, pushing out 230 HP and 231 lb.-ft. of torque (!). But as we already know, the Mazda2 won't ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Autoblog Podcast #60
    1173821280

    Podcast #60 finds us reminiscing about the Geneva Motor Show. We spend a while talking about what our team saw at the show - standout vehicles, best and worst, most surprising (good and bad) to see in person versus pictures. John presses Damon for information about how some hotly anticipated cars such as the Mazda2, Audi S5, and the M3 looked at our first ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Autoblog Podcast #59
    1173285360

    We apologize for the tardiness of Autoblog Podcast #59, as sometimes it's a devil to coordinate schedules. We managed to get our act together for this week though, and in episode 59, Dan Roth fills in for Damon Lavrinc, who's in Geneva. Alex and Dan recount their visit to the Consumer Reports track day, which provided insight into the organizations testing ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva Motor Show: Full specs of the Mazda2
    1173192180

    Click the photo for a gallery of high-res shots and live pics from the show floorWe already showed what the new Mazda2 looks like a couple of days ago and got confirmation that it will form the basis of the new sub-compact Ford that's coming to the US soon. Now we have all the details on the new little Mazda and it should be a fun little car. With a curb ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva Motor Show: 2008 Mazda2
    1173112320

    Click on the photo for a gallery of high-res images of the new Mazda2A pile of new images of the new Mazda2 have turned up. The new 2 will be making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week, and will also be forming the basis of the new Ford B-class car that will be coming to the US market sometime in the next two years. The new 2 will have a range of ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva Motor Show: 2008 Mazda2
    1173038340

    click on above image to view complete high-resolution gallery of the new Mazda2 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Baby_Mazda2_breaks_cover_before_Geneva_Motor_Show_OFFICIAL_PICS'; The car that will form the basis of the new baby Ford for the US market will make it's first public appearance in Geneva this week, and we've got the official images from ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    New Mazda3 2.0 liter diesel set for Geneva unveiling
    1172753640

    We've covered news of the Mazda2 and Mazda's Hakaze concept car, both of which are set to be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. The third car that will get Mazda's open-the-curtain treatment is the new Mazda3Here's all that Mazda is saying about the Mazda3 for now:"The new 2.0-litre Mazda3 diesel model will be unveiled for the first time. Topping the ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva Preview: New Mazda 2 has its coming out party
    1171990560

    Click on the photo for a high-res image of the new Mazda2, suitable for wall-paperMazda will be taking the wraps off the all-new Mazda2 at the Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks and they just released the first official photo. This isn't just a new B-Class model for Mazda however, as the platform of the 2 is also expected to appear under the next generation ...

  • 0
    Mazda Mazda2
    Geneva Preview: Mazda2 teaser
    1171371480

    Click the image for a high-res gallery.Mazda released information on its new Deuce early this morning and by "information" we mean PR-ified empty calories. The press release, posted after the jump, just gives the details on when (exactly) the new Mazda2 will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and quickly points out that the new Two is not just some ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle