Used Mazda2 for sale
The Mazda2 is a stylish supermini that offers low running costs alongside a generous list of standard equipment.
If you're in the market for an affordable supermini, but don't fancy the likes of the Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, then the Mazda2 makes for a great alternative. There are a number of reasons why that's the case, as we've highlighted below:
- Low running costs
- Stylish package
- Decent equipment levels
- Fun to drive
- Good safety rating
Engines and Driving Experience
The Mazda2 is a fun car to drive thanks to its direct steering and ability to resist excessive roll whilst cornering. However, the suspension isn't overly stiff, making the 2 a comfortable car for everyday use.
Petrol models will be the most common sight during your search. Mazda did offer the 2 with a diesel, although they are incredibly rare because of how efficient the petrol engines are.
- 1.5-litre: 74bhp, 0 to 62mph in 11.3 seconds, up to 60.1mpg
- 1.5-litre: 89bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.8 seconds, up to 62.8mpg
- 1.5-litre: 113bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.7 seconds, up to 56.5mpg
- 1.5-litre: 104bhp, 0 to 62mph in 10.1 seconds, up to 83.1mpg
Practicality and Running Costs
Inside, the 2 is relatively spacious thanks to its high roofline. We wouldn't recommend one if you need to travel with five grown adults on a regular basis, but it'll be more than ample if you have a young family because it has five doors.
With the rear seats left in place there is 255 litres of boot space. Although it's big enough for weekly shopping, it doesn't compete with the likes of the SEAT Ibiza (355 litres). The rear seats can be folded down using two buttons, which increases boot capacity to 887 litres.
The Mazda2 occupies insurance groups between 13 and 22 (out of 50), which should prove beneficial come renewal time. Consumables such as brakes and tyres are relatively inexpensive, while affordable servicing is available through all Evans Halshaw retailers.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Compared to more modern rivals, the Mazda2's interior is starting to show its age. However, the cabin is well made and comes with a host of features that make daily driving more enjoyable.
Later versions of the 2 come with a 7.0-inch infotainment screen as standard (base models used to have a radio display). It isn't as responsive as the system you get in a Skoda Fabia, but the menu's simplistic layout is easy to navigate.
As standard, you get LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and air conditioning. Plusher models benefit from keyless entry, heated leather seats and a 360-degree camera, so it's worth keeping an eye out for them.
The Mazda2 scored four stars during its Euro NCAP safety test, scoring highly for occupant protection. It achieved this score because of features such as:
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
- Traction control system (TCS)
- Hill-hold assist
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- ISOFIX anchor points
Is the Mazda2 right for me?
If you're in the market for a handsome supermini that's fun to drive and affordable to run, then the Mazda2 makes a compelling all-rounder. The only thing you'll have to take into account is the smaller than average boot and lack of engine choice compared to rivals.
Speaking of which, you should check these cars out before committing. The Ford Fiesta ticks all the same boxes as the Mazda, but might be too common for some. A Hyundai i10 offers a similarly impressive build quality, and will impress you with its smart interior design.
Why purchase a used Mazda2 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.