In-depth Reviews

Mazda2 hatchback - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Mazda2 isn't class-leading, but the manual versions offer low running costs

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.0 out of 5

With seemingly every other car manufacturer using small turbocharged petrol engines that are much more efficient than what they've replaced, Mazda goes its own way. It employs what it calls SkyActiv-G technology to get the most out of its relatively large 1.5-litre petrol engine. In comparison, the Ford EcoBoost engine range starts at just a 1.0-litre capacity. For this facelifted model, Mazda has introduced mild-hybrid technology on manual cars, with a 48-volt electrical system supporting the engine and allowing the stop-start system to engage sooner.

Mazda2 MPG & CO2

The Mazda2 offers two versions of a 1.5-litre petrol engine, producing 74 and 89bhp respectively. Both offer fuel economy of 53.3mpg, while CO2 emissions stand at 94-95g/km for low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bands for company-car drivers. Only the 89bhp engine can be chosen with an automatic gearbox and this reduces fuel economy to 47.9mpg, while CO2 emissions increase to to 118g/km, putting the car in a higher BiK bracket.

Petrol-powered versions of the Ford Fiesta post similar economy figures but Ford does offer Fiesta buyers a diesel model capable of 65.7mpg. Plus, while the Mazda’s figures sound reasonable, we found the engine often needed to be worked hard to make good progress, which hurt fuel economy.

Insurance group

Insurance groups for the new Mazda2 range from 13 for the entry-level petrol to 16 for the top-of-the range models. This is quite high for a supermini – chief rival the Ford Fiesta sits in insurance groups five to 15.

Warranty

Mazda’s three-year/60,000-mile warranty is average for the industry, with Kia offering full cover for seven years or 100,000 miles. Mazda will extend the duration of the warranty, but the cost is specific to the car you wish to cover.

Servicing

Mazda offers fixed-price servicing that costs £499 and covers the car for three years or 75,000 miles. The company also has service plans that let you pay for your car’s maintenance in monthly instalments arranged with your dealer.

Most Popular

Best new car deals 2021
Fiat 500 electric
Deals
24 Sep 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Electric Citroen Ami to launch in the UK next year
2022 Citroen Ami
Citroen Ami
21 Sep 2021

Electric Citroen Ami to launch in the UK next year

Top 10 best small estates 2021
Skoda Octavia Estate
Skoda Octavia Estate
22 Sep 2021

Top 10 best small estates 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2021
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
12 Aug 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks