Small-car appeal takes on new vigor in the 2014 Mazda2. Attractive styling, good gas mileage and a low sticker price make it the perfect commuter car for first-time buyers or back-to-college kids. While not the most powerful or best-equipped car in its class, the Mazda2 does offer up a big dose of driving fun.
You'll Like The 2014 Mazda Mazda2 If...
If you're looking for a reliable, fuel-efficient small car that is also as much fun to drive as it is to look at, we think you'll find much to love in the 2014 Mazda2 hatchback.
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Those who prize audio and infotainment systems won't be happy with the Mazda2's limited options. The 100 horsepower and 4-speed automatic won't do much to help, either.
I own a 2014 Mazda 2. Its small and seats 5 and is very good on gas! If your family is small I recommend this car. If you are going for something more luxury you may want to look for something else as there is nothing in that is upgraded. It doesn't have voice navigation, or Sirius radio. It does have power windows and locks and a CD player you are also able to listen to music you choose by plugging an AUX cable. It's great for parking because with the size you can park anywhere. It's probably not an ideal car if you have a big family as the inside is small and not everyone will fit comfortable. It's a good starter car! Speakers work great and there's plenty of room if you are wanting to put stuff in the trunk. Its deep and wide. It also has a traction feature to prevent you from sliding over the wet roads. I've had this car now for going on 3 years and over all I like it. The next car I decide to get is going to bigger an offer more things in the inside. Thank you for taking the time to read the pros an the cons of a Mazda 2 car.
Comfortable maneuverable compact with surprising storage capabilities.
The Mazda2 is very maneuverable and has been a very reliable vehicle. I get about 32 mpg and do about half of my driving on the highway. The car is compact, but I can easily fit two adults in the backseat. A taller person would be cramped. Despite the small size, car seats fits in the back fairly easily. The hatch has ample space - it is truly much bigger than it appears - and if more space is needed, the back seats fold down to increase the cargo space. I really do love this car. It is surprisingly speedy and roomy, incredibly comfortable, and drives smoothly. The downside being there is no center console to speak of. There are two cup holders, but no storage compartment. An odd quirk - there is only one auto lock button and it is in the center console.
I love the color. I love that fuel does not cost a lot. Not enough room.
I love the way that it drives. I love that it only costs usually 20. 00 to fill the tank. I do not like that it is so small (I did not take that into consideration when purchasing). It has been a very reliable vehicle so far. I am tall so it is not the most comfortable. An arm rest on the front seats would have been nice. Breaks have had to be replaced twice in the past two years that I have owned it. I like that the gas cap opens by a lever on the drivers side floor. I like that the back seat folds all the way down to make more trunk space when needed as there is really no trunk space. Definitely not a car to own if you have children unless they are grown.
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Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.
If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
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