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35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 12 - Mazda 2

Updated on September 30, 2008

 

Zoom Zoom Zoom! The very aggressively styled Mazda 2 carries its corporate performance DNA into the Euro economy class with an extremely peppy 1.3 litre engine that provides exciting performance while combined with absolutely surprising fuel economy. Although priced 25% higher than the lower priced models in this class, it's definitely the number one choice for the sports-minded driver. I'm not crazy about the tiny rear quarter windows which contribute to claustrophobia in the rear passengers, but if you're willing to make the sacrifice for the sporty styling, then it's a great buy.

 

The Mazda 2 Hatchback 1.3 75 TS 3 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $12,063.88, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1349 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 104 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 14 seconds. The performance factor of 13.0 is above average for its class. The Mazda 2 Hatchback 1.3 75 TS 3 Door returns 61.4 MPG in highway driving, 40.9 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 52.3. With a fuel tank capacity of 9.4 gallons, the car can travel 577 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 695 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Mazda 2 Hatchback 1.3 75 TS 3 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 78, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Mazda 2 Hatchback 1.3 75 TS 3 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $14,985.00

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $17,127.30

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $12,063.88

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 3

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1349 / 4

Valves • Number of • 16

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 74 / 6000

Torque (lb / ft) • 89

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3885

Overall Width (mm) • 1695

Overall Height (mm) • 1475

Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 1004

Front Seat Leg Room (mm) • 1068

Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 959

Rear Seat Knee Room (mm) • 883

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 250

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 787

Turning Radius (m) • 9.8

Towing Capacity (kg) • 900

Curb Weight (kg) • 1030

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 14

Top speed (MPH) • 104

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • Option Not Available

Metallic Exterior Paint • $350.00

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Option Option Price Not Available

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Automatic Traction Control • Option Option Price Not Available

Electronic Stability System • $550.00

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Deadlock • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Standard Equipment

Secure Spare Tire • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Climatic Control • Option Not Available

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Air Conditioning • $500.00

Split Folding Rear Seats • Option Not Available

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Electrically Heated Mirrors • Option Not Available

Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio • Option Not Available

Radio With RDS • Option Not Available

Multi CD • Option Not Available

iPod / MP3 Connector • Standard Equipment

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Standard Equipment

CD With RDS • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 40.9

Highway MPG • 61.4

Combined MPG • 52.3

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 9.4

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 129

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $19.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 3

Estimated Average Insurance • $304.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 48.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $213.00

Maintenance Factor • 27

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $672.00

Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi

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      byzommet220 

      7 years ago

      this car is japanese not european and its alerady on america

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