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Mazda 2 Pricing and Specs


Mazda 2
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CarsGuide has published 38 expert reviews of the Mazda 2. It has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10. Read all the reviews here.

The Mazda 2 is available from $22,870 to $28,070 for the 2024 range of models in Hatchback and Sedan body types.

The Mazda2 might be the Japanese brand’s smallest offering, but careful packaging ensures there's still plenty of practicality on offer, regardless of whether you opt for a hatch or sedan body style. Mazda’s stylish city car - it competes against the Toyota Yaris and Mitsubishi Mirage - is offered with a single petrol engine paired with a manual or automatic transmission. Traditionally lauded for a focus on driving dynamics (often overlooked in its segment), the Mazda2 is often found at the top of the best-seller list in the light car segment in Australia.

Current prices range from $22,870 to $28,070 for the G15 Pure and G15 GT, respectively.

This vehicle is also known as Mazda Demio.

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Mazda 2 FAQs

Mazda 2 Timing Belt or Chain - Which One Does It Have?

It’s important to understand, but is the engine in your Mazda 2 timing belt or chain driven? That’s because a timing chain should last the life of the car with no extra maintenance, while a timing belt will need to be replaced at regular intervals. If you ignore timing belt changes, the belt can snap in service and destroy the whole engine.

Fortunately, the engine in the Mazda 2 uses a timing chain, so should require no special maintenance for as long as the rest of the car is running properly. That gets around the problems of the cam drive belt replacement as well as the associated cost.

This advice applies to both engines used in the Mazda 2 since 2002 and covers the ZY-VE engine (2002 to 2014) and the later V-P5 and F-P5 engines. It’s also dependent on regular oil changes and other maintenance having been carried out.

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What would be your recommendation when buying a small new car for teenage children learning to drive?

The popular MG3 is the model you’re referring to and you’re right; it hasn’t been locally crash-tested. But it does lack some important safety gear. Enough, we reckon, to knock it off your short-list. The MG lacks, for instance, important driver aids such as autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance, nor can these features be had by spending more on a fancier version.

Which leaves us with your other two choices, the Hyundai i30 and Kia Rio. Even then, you’ll need to option up beyond the base-model to get (some of) those safety features, but these are not expensive cars to begin with, so the jump might not be as bad as you think.

The other car to consider would be the SP Pure version of the Mazda 2. At $23,690, it’s not over-priced but it does have low-speed (up to 30km/h) autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning as well as rear cross-traffic alert.

And a manual transmission? The MG 3 no longer offers one, both the Hyundai i30 and the Kia Rio are available with a six-speed manual option. The Mazda 2 Pure SP is automatic only, but you can get a six-speed manual on the base-model Mazda 2.

I agree that youngsters taught to drive a manual car tend to be better drivers, but that’s not a universally held view these days. And the fact is that most young drivers will never be presented with a clutch pedal in the future, raising the question of why learn in the first place? The reality is that learning to drive a manual car gives you extra mechanical awareness and extra ability to multi-task behind the wheel.

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Mazda 9 - Will we ever see a successor to the 929?

Mazda is unlikely to introduce a sedan larger than the Mazda6, due to the declining sales of larger sedans globally in favour of SUVs.

However, with Mazda marching upmarket and its ties with Toyota strengthening, a joint-venture project with Toyota or even Lexus, using Mazda's new rear-drive platform and inline six-cylinder engine range, may make a model-sharing luxury flagship – a modern-day 929 in other words – a possibility.

But there are currently no plans that we know of pertaining to such a model, sadly.

We hope this helps.

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* Price is the median price of 17 listings for the 2 for sale in the last 6 months. The Price excludes costs such as stamp duty, other government charges and options.

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