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2013 Mazda Mazda2 Sport

2013 Mazda Mazda2 Review

(0 Stars)  Small, quirky, and fun to drive.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The 2013 Mazda 2 gains a new clear water blue paint color and a USB port.
Overview
The Mazda 2’s light weight, sporty gearing, and small footprint make for smiles behind the wheel, but in other respects, the 2 struggles to match its rivals. For one, fuel economy is significantly below the current 38-to-40-mpg zeitgeist for small cars—although a 35-mpg highway rating is still nothing to be sniffed at. A 100-hp four-cylinder engine provides adequate acceleration, especially with the slick five-speed manual transmission. The optional four-speed automatic is two gears short of its Ford Fiesta sibling’s dual-clutch six-speed, and that deficit hurts fuel economy. Although the 2 is nicely finished inside for a car in this price range, it lacks the luxury features available in other new subcompacts such as the Fiesta, the Hyundai Accent, and the Kia Rio. That means no navigation, leather, or heated seats, but a high-spec Touring model comes with fifteen-inch aluminum wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgraded sound system. The base Sport model, on the other hand, has steel wheels with hubcaps and lacks cruise control. At the end of the day, the Mazda 2 is simple to use, fun to drive, and very affordable. For basic transportation in congested cities, that’s more than enough.

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2013 Mazda2 Sport Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.5L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 29 MPG city, 35 MPG highway, 32 MPG combined and 362 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
11.3gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 98 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'13 Mazda Sport Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
  Exterior  
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Roof Rail
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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