2016 Mazda2 Returns 37 MPG Combined

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The subcompact 2016 Mazda 2 will achieve a combined fuel economy rating of 37 mpg with an automatic transmission.

According to the EPA, the 2016 Mazda2 will get a fuel economy rating of 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, while the six-speed automatic will return 33 mpg city, 43 mpg highway. Those figures are a significant improvement over the previous Mazda2, which returned a maximum of 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

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In terms of competing in the subcompact segment, the 2016 Mazda2 will be one of the best performers when it comes to fuel economy. The new Mazda2 is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv engine. Specifications haven’t been confirmed, but in the Scion iA, this same powerplant makes 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Mike Mike on Apr 09, 2015

    So I hear Toyota is also letting Mazda use this for the next Yaris. Bad move Toyota.

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    • Smartacus Smartacus on Apr 10, 2015

      I don't know. But I've even seen that troll trolling the Autoguide writers too.