2013 Mazda 2

2013 Mazda 2 Exterior front side

Looking for a starter car or just a small car to zip around town? We recommend looking at the 2013 Mazda 2. With no major changes from last year the 2013 Mazda 2 is sticking with a proven winning formula. This new subcompact offers great gas mileage, fun, performance, stylish design, and all for one of the lowest prices available in the subcompact car category. In relation to its weight of 2,306 pounds (one of the lowest on the market), 100 horsepower is more than sufficient for this zippy little auto. Test driving the 2013 Mazda 2 will give you an enjoyable drive with surprising maneuverability and control.

With the price of gas rising daily the 2013 Mazda 2 will save you cash at the pumps. With an average of 28-29 miles per gallon city and 34-35 miles per gallon highway the 2013 Mazda 2 is comparable with other cars in its size and class.


The 2013 Mazda 2 takes safety into account, with 5 different airbags (driver, passenger, side, side head and rear head), 4 wheel ABS, 4 wheel disk brakes, front disk and rear drum brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control and child safety locks. Safety is one of the greatest features on this car.

One feature omitted for economic reasons is the in-dash navigation system and rearview camera. As one who rarely uses GPS and never uses the rearview camera this was a minor setback, although for some this could be a deal breaker. This omission however does make the interior design look classic and simple. A refreshing change for those who do not want to enter a car with a plethora of buttons, dials and touch-screens that send the senses into a frenzy, as well as being a possible distraction from the road.


As stated previously the lack of in-dash navigation system gives the interior of the 2013 Mazda 2 a classic look and makes the options simple to use. As opposed to the 2012 version, this year’s model integrates a USB to its options for audio.

2013 Mazda 2 Interior Standard

The amount of room in the two front seats of the Mazda 2 is surprising and the two front seats are comfortable. The back seats are another story although this car is capable of fitting 5, head and leg room in the back is restricted for taller passengers, but spacious for smaller children.

The cup holders centered between the driver and passenger seats are not the most practical as it can be difficult to grab an open drink without spillage. No arm rests on the Mazda 2 also make it difficult and uncomfortable not to have two hands on the steering wheel. The steering wheel does tilt but is not telescopic – another minor inconvenience but worth mentioning.


The 2013 Mazda 2 starts at $14,450 for the 5 speed standard and $15,600 for the 4 speed automatic, which places it as one of the most affordable automobiles on the market.

In conclusion Mazda has hit the mark with their 2013 Mazda 2. This zippy little car with great handling and good power to size ratio, acts as a perfect city car. With its efficient gas mileage and economical price tag it is definitely worth looking into if you are in the market for a fun drive, while taking safety and dollars into account.

2013 Mazda 2 Exterior

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About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review – an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.

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