Mazda2 has won the supermini category in the What Car? Comfort Test 2004 for the second consecutive year, published in the February issue of the magazine out now.
Scoring 80 per cent, the Mazda2 is commended for its easy front and rear access, well designed boot, clear and logical instruments and the simple to use radio. What Car? praises the tall gear lever, which falls easy to hand, while seats and seat position also score highly in the test.
"The Mazda2 is very easy to operate and the design is very well thought out. The design makes it as usable as possible, and very practical for families who can roll down the seats and pack such a lot in a very small space," commented Rob Aherne, What Car? editor.
Mazda2, available as a versatile five-door hatchback, and with on the road prices from £7,995 to £10,895, offers the sort of driving dynamics and generous specification levels that represent outstanding value for money. Special offers available until 31 March 2004 extend across the whole range with retail customer savings of up to £1,505. Mazda2 is available with four engine options of 1.25, 1.4, 1.6 petrol and a 1.4-litre common rail diesel engine and four specification levels, S, TS, TS2 and Sport. In addition, a new Auto Shift Manual transmission (ASM) provides a choice between clutchless manual gearshifts or a full automatic mode.To read our in depth road test of the Mazda2 [ click here ] Published 20 January 2004