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2012 Mazda 2 Touring


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A three-quarter rear view of a green 2012 Mazda 2 Touring

In short: An affordable and fuel-efficient five-door hatchback.

Mazda 2 Touring Review

Touted by Mazda as "Zoom Zoom Concentrated," the all-new Mazda 2 translates the Asian automaker's fun, fuel-efficient ethos into a compact five-door package. This stylish hatchback offers deft handling and quick acceleration while still managing to get up to 35 mpg highway, making the Mazda 2 an ideal choice for thrifty thrill-seekers.

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

Base Price: $15,855 / As Tested: $16,820

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback
Engine: 1.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT
Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 98 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-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 and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front with stabilizer bar; torsion beam rear with coil springs

Traction: dynamic stability control with traction control

Top Speed: 103 mph
0-60 mph: 9 seconds

EPA City:
29 mpg
EPA Highway: 35 mpg

driver and front front airbags; front side-impact airbags; side-impact air curtains

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