Outdated Sub-Compact or Front-Wheel Drive MX-5?
The Mazda2 is one of the most under-appreciated subcompact cars on the market.
Fun, efficient and affordable, the little Mazda never really caught on. At 155.5 inches in length, the 2 does reside on the smaller side of subcompact hatchbacks and maybe people find it too small. Or maybe it’s the fact the 2 only offers 100 HP? Whatever the reason, later this year Mazda hopes to address all of the current models short comings with an all-new Mazda2 that promises to creep upmarket with advanced technology, infotainment and efficiency.
Before that happens I thought I would take one last spin in the current Mazda2. I’ve always been a fan of the car since it first came out. I find its lightweight, above average driving dynamics and decent fuel economy feel well suited to the subcompact market. With a swarm of new competitors upping the small hatchback game, has the current Mazda2 overstayed its welcome or does it still offer something different in a fun, affordable package ?