2011 Mazda Mazda2 consumer reviews

$14,980 starting MSRP
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90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.7
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5.0

Powerful little car

I had a 2011 Mazda 2 and it was my first car. I owned it for nearly 12 years, put over 100,000 miles on it. I learned how to drive in this car and it never let me down. I love everything about it from the look, the way it drives, space/room (it's roomier inside than you'd think; you can pack a lot of stuff in it), and reliability was outstanding. The only issues I ever had were either battery-related due to user error (don't leave the headlights after you get out the car), and a check engine light that came on once when the car was 8 years old and had around 70,000 miles on it. It was an easy fix that cost less than $500 to repair, including the labor. The only drawback is that they don't come with all the fancy electronics (no backup camera, basic infotainment, no bluetooth, etc.), but it's a brilliant little car regardless. Even though I bought a newer Mazda, I held on to my Mazda 2 for two extra years just because I loved it so much. I would 100% recommend this car to anyone.

5.0

Nice ride

This car was smaller-looking than I expected but roomy inside. Very comfortable and drives great. Easy for city street parking and Mazdas have always been reliable in my experience- clutches last so long!

4.9

Loves the hills and curves

I bought this car with 7 miles on her. She was my daily drive for almost 9 years. For the money, GREAT car, handles fabulous, LOVES curves and hills. Sporty with spunk!!!!! Best bang for my buck ever! Sass and inexpensive. I LOVED this car. Having said that, there isn’t any leg room in the back of this vehicle.

2.0

Poor suspension front and rear replaced everthing

The car has many suspension problems front struts rear shocks stable links rear shocks.control arms ect. Best to stay clear from this car Mazda 3 is the car to buy.I regret buying this car all types of problems stay clear away.Also interior noise from plastic dash.Poor gas miles and small gas tank.NO comfort on long trips sore back.

4.0

Much better than previous cars

It has lots of handy features and it handles the roads/turns quite well. It handles the rougher spots and windy days well. It is efficient inside the car.

4.7

Mazda 2 is a peppy practical little car.

The Mazda 2 is a fun, low-cost and practical little car. It zips around town with ease. Go-cart handling, yet smooth a quiet enough at high speeds on the highway. Get the manual transmission! On the downside, the stereo is not very good, so I replaced the speakers and front on my car, which also gave it Bluetooth. While the back seats are fine for kids, they are too small for adults on long trips.

4.7

Didn't think I'd ever get another 4 cylinder, but

I have been driving a 6 cylinder car for the past 15 years and drove 4 cylinders prior. They didn't have much power and very noises. When I first saw the Mazda 2 bright green color, I didn't like it, but now I love it, and I was shocked how great it drove and the power it had. I love my Mazda 2

4.9

Cheap, Fun, Reliable

Great car, fun to drive, cheap and reliable, and gets great fuel economy. Fantastic car in nearly every way.

4.9

Fun, practical car

Fantastic vehicle, no complaints whatsoever. Super reliable and very fun to drive for such a basic car.

3.0

I Hate This Car

I bought this car brand new in the fall of 2010 right after it came available on the market. I have driven it just over 86,000 miles. I previously owned a 2000 Honda Civic hatchback that was totaled in an accident. I needed a new, low-priced, Japanese-made car and this was the best there was for the price. So, why do I hate it? It gets poor gas mileage; I usually average 25 MPG doing short distance freeway travel with some street mixed in. It does a lot better over long distances- close to 35 MPG. Mine has had a lot of problems. The entire front steering rack was replaced under warranty due to clunking noise and thunking in the steering wheel when turning. The problem came back almost immediately. There's burning rubber smell coming from under the hood that no one can find the source of. It's also had three oil leaks. I think the engine sounds terrible (very tinny) compared to my Honda. Also, the OEM parts are all cheaply made and wear out very fast. I put ONE set of brake pads on my Civic over 148,000 miles while this one needed new ones at 60,000. Well before I replaced them, there was a warped, wobbly feeling whenever I had to brake suddenly. I also never needed shocks/struts for my Civic. This one needed them at 85,000. It's also very slow to respond when accelerating suddenly. It is a much heavier car and I am sure much safer than my Civic. It's never abandoned me anywhere and I did pay an excellent price for it. I will drive it until something very serious happens to it because I don't want a car payment, but this will be my last Mazda. I'm going back to Honda after this.