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. Our 'cheapest' pick is the model with the lowest on the road retail price. If you want to tow a small trailer you’ll be limited to 900kgs – but that isn’t bad for a supermini. Practicality All Mazda 2 … There’s no spare wheel though, as Mazda supplies a can of repair foam instead and no option to add a spare. Ahead of the car's official launch in September, Auto Express took to the wheel of one of the first models to arrive in Europe to see if the dynamics live up to the attractive styling. The Mazda 2 features 60/40 folding backseats. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. The rear seat is more comfortable for two adults than three – shoulder room is tight and the middle passenger has a raised transmission tunnel to contend with. Front wheel and tyre, Mazda 2 (2015-) in white. Mazda started from scratch with the new 2, and if boot space isn't your top priority, it's a tough car to beat. The Mazda 2 features 60/40 folding backseats. What's more, weight was saved by fitting simpler folding rear seats that merely flop forward on to the squab. Rated by independent crash test experts Euro NCAP as a four-star car, which is a good score for a car of this size. The Mazda 2 is a great little car with a tough job on its hands – namely, convincing UK car buyers to leave their Ford Fiestas, Vauxhall Corsas and Volkswagen Polos behind in favour of a sharply-styled supermini from Japan.. Front headlamp cluster, Mazda 2 (2015-) in red. Rear light cluster, badge and boot, Mazda 2 (2015-) in white. If you want to tow a small trailer you’ll be limited to 900kgs – but that isn’t bad for a supermini. Studio shot of front LED headlamp cluster, Mazda 2 (2015-) in red. The Mazda 2 is well-built, durable and retains its value while housing, as standard, front airbags, deadlocks, immobiliser and alarm so you can rest safe your Mazda 2 won't go anywhere quick, unless you want it to. In spite of a usefully wide tailgate the deep boot means you have to lower objects down into it, but the trade-off is much more space than in the old Mazda 2. Boot space The 2’s boot isn’t its greatest asset; it's smaller than those of the the Fiesta and Polo, and especially the cavernous Skoda Fabia. ft. Trunk (boot) space - maximum : 787 l 27.79 cu. All cars get twin front airbags, while side 'bags are offered on the Sport (they're optional on other models). It’s only-offered as a five-door (the three-door was canned when the old model was replaced), so getting in and out of the rear seats is simple. Euro NCAP awarded the Mazda 2 four stars for its crash safety rating when it was tested in 2015. You are viewing the Parkers beta preview. There are a couple of other small areas to store things, but there’s a lack of space to store your phone, for example. We don't have a mazda 2 but we have a small boot and we are going with the new Quinny Zapp Xtra 2. An improved version of the automatic high beam lights is also available on the Mazda 2, a feature made all the more illuminating when equipped with full LED headlights, but this is only on top-spec cars.