Great handling; cool paint colors; clever styling
Small rear seat and cargo area; no high-tech audio or navigation features; 4-speed automatic transmission
There are no major changes to the 2014 Mazda2
If a low price is your first priority, go with the Mazda2 Sport. If you're willing to spend $1,500 more, get the well-equipped Touring model, which has 15-in alloy wheels, cruise control, a 6-speaker stereo and upgraded cloth seats. Unless you deal with constant stop-and-go traffic, we recommend the manual transmission over the automatic.
The 2014 Mazda2 comes in just two trims, Sport and Touring, and offers few options.
The Mazda2 Sport ($15,515) includes a 5-speed manual transmission, tilt steering column, air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with four speakers, keyless entry, 15-inch wheel covers, rear window defogger, rear wiper with washer, 60/40 split folding rear seat, height-adjustable driver's seat and power operation for the windows, door locks and side mirrors.
The Mazda2 Touring ($17,005) adds 15-in alloy wheels, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, a rear roof spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, two additional speakers, upgraded cloth upholstery and steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio and cruise control.
Options include a 4-speed automatic transmission, Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, center console armrest and a few other dealer-installed options such as floor mats and an auto-dimming mirror.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
Honda Fit -- The Fit offers more interior room than the Mazda2 and can be equipped with navigation and a backup camera, but we think the Mazda2 feels more sporty and agile.
Nissan Versa -- When it comes to interior roominess, the Versa is king. Plus, the Versa can be equipped with an inexpensive navigation unit and push-button start. However, the Versa lacks the Mazda2's coolness factor.
Kia Rio -- The Rio 5-door offers more power, better fuel economy, more high-end features and a better warranty than the Mazda2 but has slightly weaker long-term resale value.
Ford Fiesta -- The Fiesta is as cool as the Mazda2, offers Ford's SYNC communication system and has a much more upscale interior. The Fiesta also gets better highway mileage and has a more powerful engine.