Used 2014 Mazda 2

2014 Mazda 2
List Price Range
$6,999 - $7,904

Pros & Cons

  • Sporty handling
  • simple-to-operate controls
  • affordable price.
  • Smaller cargo area than rivals
  • sparsely appointed cabin
  • outdated automatic transmission
  • cramped rear seats.
Mazda 2 years
2014
Mazda 2 for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2014 Mazda 2 offers a fun drive in an economical hatchback, but comes up short in functionality alongside its more practical competition.

Vehicle overview

A small, four-door hatchback, the Mazda 2 is in dire need of an update. It hasn't received any major improvements or upgrades since its introduction for 2011. Meanwhile, most of its subcompact car competitors have upped the ante in this segment, which continues to grow in size and diversity.

For starters, the 2014 Mazda 2 falls short in fuel economy. Just about any of its rivals is going to save you more at the pump. Nor is this diminutive Mazda going to wow you with features. Granted, subcompact cars have traditionally been pretty spartan, but the reality is that you can get a lot more for your money these days. Finally, the 2 isn't all that roomy, as the rear seats are cramped and cargo space is also pretty mediocre.

To its credit, the Mazda 2 still features an easy-to-park size, and thanks to its responsive suspension and engaging steering, it's enjoyable to drive in a no-frills sort of way. But for shoppers wanting to stretch their money as far as possible, there are better choices for a small four-door hatchback or sedan. The 2014 Ford Fiesta is the Mazda's most direct competitor, and it offers a choice of two body styles, multiple engine options (including a feisty turbocharged engine on the ST version), a similar fun-to-drive experience, a nicer interior and more available features. The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic offers more room, an equally engaging personality and a turbo engine of its own, while the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio can't be beat for total value.

Mazda 2 models

The 2014 Mazda 2 hatchback is available in two trim levels: Sport and Touring. The Sport comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry, a tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB/auxiliary input jacks.

Upgrading to the Touring trim gets you 15-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a trip computer, cruise control, upgraded cloth seats with red piping and a six-speaker audio system.

Factory options for either trim level include Bluetooth connectivity, an aftermarket navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a center console with an armrest.

2014 Highlights

The 2014 Mazda 2 is essentially unchanged from last year.

Performance & mpg

The 2014 Mazda 2 uses a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 100 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque. A standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels.

In Edmunds performance testing, the five-speed Mazda 2 accelerated to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds -- slightly slower than most other cars in this class. Having only four gears to work with instead of six as in many competitors, the automatic slows things down considerably to 10.7 seconds to 60 mph.

The EPA estimates that the Mazda 2 returns 32 mpg combined (29 mpg city/35 mpg highway) with the manual transmission, while the automatic rates 30 mpg combined (28 mpg city/34 mpg highway). Both are a little below average for the class.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2014 Mazda 2 include antilock brakes (discs in front, drums in rear), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and stability and traction control.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the Mazda 2 received the highest possible rating of "Good" (out of four) in the moderate-overlap frontal offset and roof strength tests. In the side impact test, it scored a second-highest "Acceptable." In that agency's small-overlap frontal offset test, the 2 scored a second-lowest "Marginal" rating. The 2's seat/head restraint design was rated "Acceptable" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds brake testing, the 2 came to a stop from 60 mph in 129 feet, one of the longer distances in its class.

Driving

Even for an economy car, the Mazda 2's 100-hp four-cylinder is weak. The hatchback makes the most of the available power, though, at least with the manual transmission. The outdated four-speed automatic feels rough under acceleration, with somewhat erratic shifting and less fuel efficiency than the manual. The manual requires some acclimation of its own, though, with a high clutch pedal action that feels a little vague when you're first getting underway.

On the other hand, the Mazda 2's light curb weight (just 2,300 pounds) reduces the burden on the engine. This, coupled with precise, communicative steering and responsive handling, makes the 2014 Mazda 2 feel quick and nimble on its feet.

Interior

The 2014 Mazda 2 interior is a study in cost-control minimalism, but it does the job. What the design lacks in flourish, it makes up for with honesty and utility, right down to subtle orange display lighting and simple audio and climate controls. The front seats are comfortable and offer enough room for taller adults, though most will wish for a telescoping steering wheel (not available at all) and a center armrest (optional). The flat and cramped rear seats, however, are a disappointment, and lack a center head restraint as well.

Cargo capacity is 13.3 cubic feet with the rear seats in place, which is small for a hatchback. With the 60/40-split rear seats folded (and they don't fold completely flat), capacity increases to 27.8 cubes. That's also rather stingy, as a Hyundai Accent has up to 47.5 cubic feet of space.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Mazda 2.

5 star reviews: 33%
4 star reviews: 50%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 17%
Average user rating: 3.8 stars based on 6 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • handling & steering
  • fuel efficiency
  • transmission
  • technology
  • road noise
  • brakes
  • doors
  • infotainment system
  • interior
  • value
  • comfort
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • sound system

Most helpful consumer reviews

4 out of 5 stars, Little Nicky 2014 Mazda2 Sport.
Happy Mazda2 previous owner,
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

Loved this car. Great on gas, climbing hills, only $20.00 to fill it and it lasted us a week. Two minor accidents and we were not hurt at all. I loved this car. Packed it for a week worth of food, clothing etc for vacation. Handles awesome. Not great driving on slush on the highway, but could pass all SUVs going up hills in first gear in a snow storm! I regret trading it in and not keeping in as a second vehicle. Very reliable vehicle. I see where it is for sale now and debating on buying it again. Great sound system for the CD's. Never had any major issues with it.

5 out of 5 stars, incredibly fun car
Adrian E.,
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

this car offers great value, its a great drivers car and very economical. There are no other small cars in this segment which are this engaging to drive.

5 out of 5 stars, This little jellybean is sweet
Amanda Ovadal,
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

I know I gave this little one some poor ratings based on the "basic" aspects of the interior and entertainment...but that doesn't account for it's amazing ride, mpg and handling. My biggest complaint is road noise and no technology. I think it's a great car, it just needs comfort, technology, and less road noise. Also the shocks that come stock are very noisy, should improve the quality of those as well as insulation to reduce road noise. Technology should include better sound system, automatic tinting, and available touch screen access.

4 out of 5 stars, Grate car for the price
Maritza,
Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Bought 2011 new still have it so far every thing OK. Then bought other for my son not a problem.....grate in city....OK in highway if you don't need to go faster than speed limit...Save money in gas, in the car, insurance etc

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Features & Specs

Sport 4dr Hatchback features & specs
Sport 4dr Hatchback
1.5L 4cyl 4A
MPG 28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm

Sport 4dr Hatchback features & specs
Sport 4dr Hatchback
1.5L 4cyl 5M
MPG 29 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm

Touring 4dr Hatchback features & specs
Touring 4dr Hatchback
1.5L 4cyl 4A
MPG 28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm

Touring 4dr Hatchback features & specs
Touring 4dr Hatchback
1.5L 4cyl 5M
MPG 29 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm

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Safety

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Acceptable
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Acceptable
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

FAQ

Is the Mazda 2 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2014 2 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mazda 2 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 2 gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg to 32 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 2 has 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda 2. Learn more

Is the Mazda 2 reliable?

To determine whether the Mazda 2 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 2. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 2's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2014 Mazda 2 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2014 Mazda 2 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2014 2 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2014 Mazda 2?

The least-expensive 2014 Mazda 2 is the 2014 Mazda 2 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $14,720.

Other versions include:

  • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $15,560
  • Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $14,720
  • Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $17,050
  • Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $16,210
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What are the different models of Mazda 2?

If you're interested in the Mazda 2, the next question is, which 2 model is right for you? 2 variants include Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M), Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A), and Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M). For a full list of 2 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2014 Mazda 2

Used 2014 Mazda 2 Overview

The Used 2014 Mazda 2 is offered in the following submodels: 2 Hatchback. Available styles include Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M), Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A), and Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2014 Mazda 2?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2014 Mazda 2 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2014 2 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2014 2.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2014 Mazda 2 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2014 2 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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