Keeping It Simple - 2011 Mazda 2 Touring Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mazda 2 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mazda 2 Touring: Keeping It Simple

November 02, 2010


One of the first things I noticed after jumping behind the wheel of our brand-new 2011 Mazda 2 is the gearshifter's odd placement, sitting up just below the center console and not between the seats. Kinda disorienting at first but over the weekend I got used to it. Bonus is that it prevented me from clashing elbows with my passenger.

Besides the gearshifter, I appreciated the overall layout. Not only is it clean, simple and intuitive but everything is within easy reach. Of course, it is a small space so how out of reach can something be in there? Only thing was that the steering wheel blocks the tuning buttons on the radio, but no biggie once you know where to feel.

How do you like the interior?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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