2011 Mazda 2: Pleasing Design
January 31, 2011
A couple other editors have mentioned this as well (here and here) but there really is something pleasing about our Mazda 2's instrumental panel. Just this morning I was feeling a bit agro after waiting way too long for the 2 to get cleaned up at the car wash. But once I got back into the Mazda, I instantly felt at ease. Of course I was glad to get away from the pokey car wash, but I'll also chalk it up to the 2's symmetrical and smooth-edged dash design. It just looks simple and classic, unlike what you'll find in most other cars in this class (Nissan Cube or Toyota Yaris, for example).
The Deuce has taken some deserved heat for not being as upscale or feature-rich as the Ford Fiesta, but it still has some admirable elements.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 5,930 miles