2011 Mazda Mazda2 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Mazda 2 Touring: Tripping Out

April 07, 2011

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For some people, a trip computer may seem superfluous. I'm not one of those people. Although I'm not averse to keeping tabs the more accurate, old school way by "doing the math", it's still nice to see at a glance about what I'm getting for fuel mileage. And, while on a road trip, knowing roughly how many more miles I can go before I need to refuel. The Touring trim of the 2 comes with a five function trip computer that provides those two functions in addition to current fuel economy, average speed (you don't want to know if you live in L.A.) and outside temp.

If I were buying a 2, the Touring has a few other features that would sway me towards it versus the base version, namely the leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ audio controls, cruise control and the fancier seats.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 7,919 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Mazda Mazda2 in VA is:

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