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FEATURES | 6 out of 10
No, you can't get navigation, ambient lighting, satellite radio or many of the features becoming more important to shoppers,
one of the most intuitive and engaging interior layouts we've seen to date
What's sort of refreshing about this class of cars is that there aren't a lot of features and interior gadgets that forever require adjustment.
the steering wheel only able to be tilted and not telescoped
There are just two trim levels--Sport and Touring--offered on the 2014 Mazda 2, with a handful of colors (three of them new for 2014) and just a few options, many of which are installed by dealerships or at the port. In general, the car offers an appealing package for keep-it-basic commuters who want more driving fun than they'll get in other, more lavishly-equipped subcompacts.
The base Mazda 2 Sport model includes standard power locks, windows, and mirrors; a tilt-adjustable steering wheel; air conditioning; remote keyless entry; a rear-window washer/wiper unit; a folding rear seat with a 60/40 split seat back; and an audio system with four speakers, a single CD slot, and an audio input jack for MP3s and the like. As of last year, all Mazda 2 models also come standard with a USB input and auxiliary audio input. The one flaw in the Sport package is the plastic wheel covers over painted steel wheels, which give a distinct bargain-basement 1980s look to its appearance.
Buyers who opt for the higher-level Touring model will get 15-inch alloy wheels, a trip computer, many more appearance and trim upgrades, and a six-speaker audio system. Front fog lights, a roof spoiler, nicer cloth upholstery with red piping, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio controls, and even a chrome exhaust tip are the main items on the list.
Want Bluetooth pairing for your mobile phone? Or any kind of navigation system at all? Those items still aren't on the option list at all, though Mazda dealers can arrange for factory-approved aftermarket installations.
The 2014 Mazda 2 has two trim levels and very few advanced features or options; even Bluetooth is installed through the dealer.