The Mazda 2 sedan is the 4-door version of the hatchback of the same name. Its sleek looks coupled with superior performance and outstanding features has earned it the Japan Car of the Year 2014 - 2015, an Honorable Mention in Germany's Red Dot Design Award, ANCAP 5 Star Safety Rating, and was declared by Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) as the Car of the Year Philippines for 2015 - 2016.
It's minimalist interior is driver centric, with the steering wheel having Audio controls, a 3.5-inch entertainment system (7-inch touchscreen with rotary commander for the SkyActiv R), and digital gauges. The R model has the added flair of paddle shifters, active driving display, heads up display for speedometer, and automatic climate control. It offers 280L of luggage space, expandable to 950L with rear seats folded flat.
Under the hood is a 1.5L SKYACTIV-G 16-valve engine that produces 108 hp with 139 Nm of torque, going 0 to 100 kph real quick at 8.7 seconds. It’s coupled to a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with a ‘Sport’ mode that can be turned on with a flick of a switch near the shift knob. Other standards include a push Start/Stop button, airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution, Dynamic Stability Control, Parking sensor, keyless system, and vehicle immobilizer.