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QUALITY | 6 out of 10
The interior of the Mazda 2 can’t shake the economy-car vibes
Car and Driver
balanced, solid, compliant ride
much more quiet and comfortable than we've come to expect in this class
Some of the dash plastics feel cheap and clunky, and those front seats are severely lacking not only support, but overall comfort.
The 2’s back seat is a little short on headroom, and there’s no center headrest, but a couple of kids or small adults will fit fine.
Car and Driver
The 2013 Mazda2 has an interior that doesn't feel any larger than its interior suggests. Despite that, it's surprisingly close, by the numbers to the larger compact Mazda3, surprisingly.
There's decent legroom for four adults, provided none of them is more than six feet tall. At that height, you'll also max out the headroom and need to position the front seat a bit farther back--which takes its toll on rear legroom. Only smaller children will fit behind taller adults. To sum, the Mazda2 may be best used as a two-person vehicle, with the rear seat folded flat to offer maximum load space.
With supportive and comfortable front seats, the interior is nice-looking but doesn't impress one way or the other. The fabric is hardly premium, but the texture goes beyond plain old cloth, and the red piping in the Touring model adds an unexpected touch of color.
The cabin of the Mazda2 feels like it's been built to be inexpensive but not cheap, and provided you don't expect all that much polish or panache you won't be let down. The plastics feel durable, but tend to be a bit drab. You'll hear plenty of engine noise, especially when revving the engine, as you need to do when accelerating at anything more than leisurely, but otherwise the interior is free of rattles, squeaks, and groans.
The Mazda Mazda2 has comfortable seats and is, in general, inexpensive without feeling too cheap.