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Mazda 2 Hybrid verdict

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.4 out of 53.4

Written by Tim Pollard Published: 22 March 2024 Updated: 22 March 2024

Should you buy one?

The Mazda 2 Hybrid is a likeable small hatchback fitted with clever-clogs fuel-saving tech and we approve of it for that. Yes, it’s almost indistinguishable from its Toyota Yaris brethren, but we’d wager most buyers won’t care a fig. If you’re going to buddy up with anyone, we’d argue that sensible Toyota – the original hybrid pioneer and a company with a stellar reputation for reliability and engineering prowess – is about as good as a partner gets.

In an age of rising costs, the Mazda’s unwavering focus on fuel-saving is beneficial. Driven gently, the 2 Hybrid will average between 60-70mpg, making it one of the most frugal cars around and its ease of use is another boon. 

Not everyone is ready for a fully electric car and that’s where the Mazda 2 Hybrid comes in. It combines the best of both worlds in an eminently sensible package; what it lacks in flair and outright appeal, it more than makes up for with pragmatism.

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