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Those are pics of the Euro Model but it's meant to be Mazda's cheap car.
 

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Taken from Mazdas site direct unknown what pricing starts at.

Dimensions

Full body length: 155.5 inches
Wheelbase: 98 inches
Height: 58.1 inches
Width: 66.7 inches

Interior
Headroom Front/Rear: 39.5/37.8 Inches
Shoulder Room ": 58.2/51.2 inches
Leg room ": 42.1/34.8 inches
Total Passenger Volume: 100.4 cubic feet
Cargo: 13.3 cubic feet.

Engine: 1.5L
Transmission: 5MT/4AT
Suspension: MacPherson Strut/Torsion Beam
Tire Size: 185/55 R15

North American Spec Mazda 2:











 

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Definitely looks like Mazda have given the 2 a soft-touch dashboard. Hard to tell if it's just the top half or everything down to the glovebox that's slush-fit, but it should help lift the ambience quite a bit either way; I always got the impression the 2 had a cheapy interior.
 

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I don't care for much of the Mazda 2. The body is frumpy looking and is too organic for my tastes. The fender flares up front look like an after thought based on trying to copy the 6. The smiling face lower grille is something I consider a mistake on all Mazda's. Nothing about the interior I like, and the steering wheel spokes are too thick. I used to really like everything Mazda used to make, but their current designs are lacking to clean lines of a few years ago. The Mazda 2 is no exception. The original Mazda 6, 5, and 3 were all awesome looking when production started, but the refresh has really had created some odd looking product. The Mazda 2 starts off weird.
 

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The Mazda 2 is not very attractive to me at all. The Fiesta is so much more dynamic looking inside and out! I'll bet if you gave people the choice between a Fiesta and a Mazda 2the VAST majority would choose the Fiesta. I don't think there's even a comparison here. Fiesta rules by far!
 

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I don't care for much of the Mazda 2. The body is frumpy looking and is too organic for my tastes. The fender flares up front look like an after thought based on trying to copy the 6. The smiling face lower grille is something I consider a mistake on all Mazda's. Nothing about the interior I like, and the steering wheel spokes are too thick. I used to really like everything Mazda used to make, but their current designs are lacking to clean lines of a few years ago. The Mazda 2 is no exception. The original Mazda 6, 5, and 3 were all awesome looking when production started, but the refresh has really had created some odd looking product. The Mazda 2 starts off weird.
It's like you're inside my head saying everything I'm thinking. Kinda scary. Stop it. In any case, I couldn't agree more.
 

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I don't care for much of the Mazda 2. The body is frumpy looking and is too organic for my tastes. The fender flares up front look like an after thought based on trying to copy the 6. The smiling face lower grille is something I consider a mistake on all Mazda's. Nothing about the interior I like, and the steering wheel spokes are too thick. I used to really like everything Mazda used to make, but their current designs are lacking to clean lines of a few years ago. The Mazda 2 is no exception. The original Mazda 6, 5, and 3 were all awesome looking when production started, but the refresh has really had created some odd looking product. The Mazda 2 starts off weird.
Agreed 100%!
I used to be a Mazda fan, but the new design direction is just too out there. The refresh of the 3 and 6 have made them bloated looking.
The 2 doesn't really look bloated, but it does look like a mish-mash of last minute changes so that it could fit in with the other Mazdas.

I'll be interested to see how well this does from a sales stand point in the U.S.
It's going to need to either be priced significantly under (doubtful), or get much better fuel economy (probably slightly) than the Fiesta if it's going to compete at all. Even then, I think the smaller engine and softer suspension are going to turn quite a few people off.
Die-hard Mazda people are going to wonder where the Zoom-Zoom went.

Though... If a Mazda comes out with a Mazdaspeed version before Ford comes out with a ST/SVT version, I will certainly be checking it out with renewed interest...
I'll put up with a bit of ugly for more fun!
 

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I checked a few foreign reviews of the 2 and they were pretty good. I don't see Mazda2 outselling Fiesta or even Yaris. I do think it will develop a small but loyal following like the rest of the Mazda lineup.
However that 4-speed auto is a FAIL, this car will only be worthwhile with the manual.
 

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Hey, the seats fold flat, otherwise that car needs to stop having such a big grin on its face, well that goes for the entire N/A Mazda lineup.
 

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If what @smallcarsrock is reporting is accurate (I'm sure it is) the Mazda 2 seems rather pointless...

For $14,730 gets you a 100HP car that gets 28 city and 34-35 highway MPG.
There quite a few cars that can do much better for less.
Including our beloved Fiesta.

Kinda makes me wonder who is actually going to buy it.
 

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This seems like a car that should have been introduced 3 years ago.
Technically, it did come out 3 years ago in Europe.

The prices are pretty decent I think, depending on equipment anyway, since the base Fiesta hatch starts about $1000 higher. Of course it also has 20 more horsepower (100hp is really low for a subcompact these days, btw)...blurbyu where did you get those MPG numbers? If those are legit then the Fiesta is a no-brainer - 20 more horsepower plus 5-6 more mpg for $1K more? Heck yes
 

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I saw the mileage numbers first when @smallcarsrock posted them on Twitter.
However, they are confirmed by Inside Line via the link that iamz posted above.
(I've seen it reported on other sites as well.)

Granted the Fiesta hatch is $1000 more expensive, but the sedan is not.
The Fiesta matches the 2 in price yet provides more power and better mileage.
Also, I believe the Fiesta has a more sport orientated suspension than the 2.

Personally, I see no compelling reason to buy a Mazda 2 instead of a Fiesta.
 

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the MAZDA2 is 200 lbs lighter than the Fiesta hatchback :confused:

FIESTA 5-door Hatchback
manual 2537 pounds (Preliminary)
automatic 2575 pounds (Preliminary)

MAZDA2
manual 2306 lb.
automatic 2359 lb.
 

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the MAZDA2 is 200 lbs lighter than the Fiesta hatchback :confused:

FIESTA 5-door Hatchback
manual 2537 pounds (Preliminary)
automatic 2575 pounds (Preliminary)

MAZDA2
manual 2306 lb.
automatic 2359 lb.
The 2 is also lighter than the Fiesta in Europe...in fact, comparing specs on the UK "Autocar" website and using 1.4 turbodiesel models (most of the other engines don't match up), the Fiesta weighs in about 200lbs heavier than the 2. I think alot of that can be explained away by extra sound deadening in the Ford; the 2 has been criticized for being noisy inside while the Fiesta has been applauded for its refinement. And in comparing the US cars, note that the Fiesta has supposedly even more sound deadening, and a slightly larger engine.
 

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The Mazda2 certainly says a lot about what happens when you only make the minimal changes converting a car from a foreign market to the US market.
 

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I just like the radio on it, reminds me of the Electronic HVAC on the ST170 Focus.
 
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