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2011 Mazda MAZDA2 Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$13,996
BASE MSRP
$14,180
On Styling
The 2011 Mazda2 has a nice look, with a flowing, coherent form that looks complete as a small car, not as an abbreviated version of a larger design.
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STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

The 2's face...reminds us of shoving orange wedges into our mouth during our elementary school lunchtime.
Autoblog

The styling similarities with the larger Mazda 3 are self-evident, although the 2 is the more interesting of the two.
Edmunds’ Inside Line

Has any car since the original Plymouth/Dodge Neon looked so plucky?
Car and Driver

entry-level Sport includes body-colored door handles
MSN Autos

he same over-expressive grille "grin" that generated controversy with the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6
Edmunds

Looking at the 2011 Mazda2, the profile and sculpted front and rear ends make for a more coherent package than any other car in the segment, flowing neatly and looking sorted from any angle. Even the Ford Fiesta can't make this claim, with the chopped rear end and protruding headlights making for some odd looks at times.

A wide base, sloping greenhouse, and flared fenders all serve to give the Mazda2 a solid, stable, and sporty look by tricking the eye into seeing a lower, wider car than the measurements actually indicate. Solid work by the design team here.

The only real visual differences you'll note between the various levels of Mazda2 are the trim packages—and they are mighty few. There are only really four variations possible with the 2, in fact: automatic or manual, Sport or Touring. The Touring model upgrades the standard 15-inch steel wheels to 15-inch alloys, adds red piping to the interior, and a spoiler out back. If you want to add navigation or Bluetooth to either model, you can buy Garmin and Motorola aftermarket add-ons directly from Mazda.

Conclusion

The 2011 Mazda2 has a nice look, with a flowing, coherent form that looks complete as a small car, not as an abbreviated version of a larger design.

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