2011 Mazda 2 Touring: Enjoy the Silence
January 17, 2011
On the way to Supercar Sunday to get my classic/muscle/exotic car fix, I didn't notice something about the Mazda 2 -- excessive noise at freeway speeds. Other staffers have commented favorably about the 2's fairly compliant highway ride, and you can include me in that camp. But while cruising at 70 mph (a rarity on an L.A. freeway) I was struck by how quiet the Mazda was -- no buzz from the powertrain, no annoying road rumble and minimal wind noise. As a result, no need to blast the radio to drown out noise as in some other subcompacts.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 5,472 miles