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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Mazda 2 (03-07) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £8,615 - £11,875
Used price £190 - £1,115
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £30 - £240
Insurance group 7 - 12 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Durability, safety

CONS

Lacklustre drive, not as sporty as other Mazdas

Mazda 2 rivals

Written by Dan Harrison on

The 2 may be a Mazda, but it's based on the Ford Fiesta and Fusion and built in Ford's Spanish factory. It offers exceptional versatility and a rejuvenated badge image thanks to funkier Mazdas like the 6 and RX-8. The mixture of Ford durability and Mazda's proven reliability means it's a sturdy and dependable alternative to more mainstream small cars.

Mazda 2 rivals