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2014 Mazda 2 Touring

GAYOT Rating

Budget-Friendly 5-Door Hatchback

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Mazda 2 Touring
In short: A versatile, value-packed 5-door hatchback.

2014 Mazda 2 Touring Review

This compact 5-door hatchback offers great value for active young city dwellers. Quick handling and a peppy inline-4 allow the Mazda 2 to dart through crowded urban streets, while 60/40 split fold-down seats and a surprising amount of cargo space make the hatch ideal for out-of-town excursions. Starting at just over $16,000, the Mazda 2 Touring also offers great fuel economy. When subjected to a mix of city and highway driving, our True Red tester earned an impressive 30.9 mpg overall.

Warranty/Service: 36-month/36,000-mile "bumper-to-bumper" warranty; 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance

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Make: Mazda, Vehicle Type: Hatchback

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Base Price: $16,210 / As Tested: $17,360

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 1.5-liter inline-4
Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 98 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight: 2,306 lbs
Wheelbase: 98 in
Length/Width/Height: 155.5 / 66.7 / 58.1 in
Turning circle: 32.2 ft

front disc; rear drum; ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; torsion beam rear

Traction: Dynamic Stability Control with traction control

0-60 mph: 9 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 103 mph

EPA City: 29 mpg
EPA Highway: 35 mpg
Combined MPG: n/a

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: front airbags; front side-impact airbags; front and rear head curtain side airbags

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