Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda2 Touring

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda2 Touring

Legroom? Yes. Comfort? Not always

The simple cloth seats offered in the Mazda2 are not ideal for travelling long distances. They are flat, with very little lumbar support or bolstering, and force you into an upright seating position. While a short hop to the office doesn’t merit breaking out the pain pills, a two-hour stint of straight driving in the 2 can feel a little tedious. The lack of a telescoping steering wheel also adds to the discomfort over time.

All that combined with the shifter which is housed in a large plastic outcropping at the bottom of the center stack which cuts into your leg space, and the Mazda2 can get a little uncomfortable for the driver.