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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Rated by independent crash test experts Euro NCAP as a four-star car, which is a good score for a car of this size. All cars get twin front airbags, while side 'bags are offered on the Sport (they're optional on other models). ABS was initially only an option on the entry-level S, which was rectified in 2004 when it became standard on all models. Every car has an alarm, deadlocks and an immobiliser.

When it comes to practicality, the 2's biggest asset is its shape. The tall body means that it's versatile and can carry awkwardly-shaped loads. There's about enough luggage room for a modest weekly shop. The seats have a 60/40 split, plus you can lift the bases up to allow the backs of the seats to fold nearly flat into the floor. With the seats down there is a sizeable and useful load area.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 2 (03-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels

Antares equipment

Antares standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
Antares optional equipment
None available

Capella equipment

Capella standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
Capella optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • CD

Sakata equipment

Sakata standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
Sakata optional equipment
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels

SPORT equipment

SPORT standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
SPORT optional equipment
None available

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
TS optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
TS2 optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mazda 2 (03-07) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.