Mazda has been rolling out some pretty exciting and creatively designed vehicles these days . . . many featuring the most uncreative names. You’ll find the Mazda 3, Mazda 5, and Mazda 6 (all totally different models), and don’t forget the CX family of CX-5, 7 and CX-9. And then there’s the Mazda Miata MX-5 . . .
But rest assured that once you figure out the naming issues, you will have no confusion recognizing the quality and performance that is truly Mazda’s middle name.
This tasty little temptation is the 2012 Mazda 2, a sporty hatchback that scoots around with spunk fueled by a very nimble four-cylinder engine producing up to 100 horsepower. Those numbers are timid compared to others on the road, but then how many of those can claim a top fuel mileage of up to 35 miles per gallon?
And while small, the hatchback and folding seats provide plenty of space for active families who want to get out on the road with sports gear handy for whatever adventure ensues.
Everything about the Mazda 2 is fun — even the front end looks like it is smiling.
Check out this quick video review: