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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Mazda 2 safety systems performed extremely well in Euro NCAP crash tests, scoring a maximum five stars for adult protection. All cars get dual front airbags, ABS (with emergency brakeforce distribution), a trio of three-point rear seatbelts, two Isofix child seat anchor points and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm. Side and curtain airbags are standard on all models except the TS.

Mazda 2 practicality is acceptable, although it suffers with an inaccessible boot. There's a very high lip, which makes getting heavy items out awkward. The 250-litre boot is only average for this type of car, but the seats can be folded forward (apart from the base-spec 1.3) to increase space to 787 litres. There's also a false floor to the boot on most models, with storage hidden underneath.

Inside, there's a deep glovebox with an innovative 'magazine rack' at the front for easy access to frequently-used items. Climbing in and out of the rear seats is trickier on three-door models, but the larger doors and purposely developed front passenger's seat, which slides forwards more easily, make this less of a problem.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda 2 (07-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Black equipment

Black standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Black optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Colour Edition equipment

Colour Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
Colour Edition optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available

Sport Colour Edition equipment

Sport Colour Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Sport Colour Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

Sport Venture Edition equipment

Sport Venture Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Sport Venture Edition optional equipment
None available

Takuya equipment

Takuya standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Takuya optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Tamura equipment

Tamura standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
Tamura optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

TS equipment

TS standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
TS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

TS2 equipment

TS2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
TS2 optional equipment
  • Traction control

Venture equipment

Venture standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Venture optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

White Edition equipment

White Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
White Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mazda 2 (07-15) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 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.