New York 2010: 2011 Mazda2 Priced at Under $14,000

New York 2010: 2011 Mazda2 Priced at Under $14,000

After seeing the consumer feedback for the 2011 Mazda2 after its unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December, Mazda has decided to launch the new sub-compact in late July, starting at $13,980.

The Mazda2 will be available at two trim levels, Sport and Touring. Both come with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine claiming 100 hp. All Mazda2 models will come with either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. According to Mazda, manual Mazda2 models will get 28 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway. The automatic transmission Mazda2 also gets 28 mpg in the city while highway fuel efficiency dips slightly to 34 mpg.

Priced below its competitors in its segment, the Mazda2 Sport will come standard with 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, four-speaker audio system, power windows and locks and keyless remote.

For an extra $1,455 (for a total of $15,435), customers can get the Mazda2 Touring which includes the features of the Sport trim but adds better seat fabric, alloy wheels, fog lights, rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls and a six-speaker sound system.

Gallery: 2011 Mazda2