Hyundai Accent Active hatch 2017 review
Andrew Chesterton road tests and reviews the new Hyundai Accent Active hatch with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.
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Stepping up from the Neo is the Maxx, starting at $17,690 for the manual and $19,690 for the auto, a leap of $2700.
For the extra outlay, you'll get 15-inch steel wheels, power windows and mirrors, cloth trim, air-conditioning, cruise control, leather on the gearshifter, handbrake and steering wheel, plus keyless start, reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The six-speaker stereo has DAB+, Bluetooth, USB and 7.0-inch touchscreen with Mazda's rather good 'MZD Connect' software. There's no CarPlay or Android Auto but you can use Pandora, Stitcher and Aha apps on your phone. Sat nav is available as an option.
The 2 scored five ANCAP stars in September 2015, the highest available.
Mazda's plucky 1.5-litre petrol four develops 81kW/141Nm and has Mazda's i-Stop stop-start system. The official figures don't reflect any difference over the Neo, with the manual returning 5.2L/100km and the auto 4.9L/100km.
The Maxx is the pick of the 2 range, with a good balance between price and specifications. Australians agree, with the Maxx selling nearly as many units as the entry level Neo. With a few extra luxuries and gadgets, essential safety gear and the 7.0-inch MZD Connect screen, it's a canny buy if you don't have to keep a super-tight rein on the budget.
|Genki||1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO||$11,600 – 17,050||2017 Mazda 2 2017 Genki Pricing and Specs|
|GT||1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN||$11,100 – 16,280||2017 Mazda 2 2017 GT Pricing and Specs|
|Maxx||1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN||$9,300 – 14,080||2017 Mazda 2 2017 Maxx Pricing and Specs|
|Neo||1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO||$9,900 – 14,960||2017 Mazda 2 2017 Neo Pricing and Specs|