Used 2012 Mazda 2

2012 Mazda 2
List price range
$6,489 - $8,994
2012 Mazda 2

Pros

  • Sporty handling
  • cheerful styling
  • simple-to-operate controls
  • affordable price.

Cons

  • Smaller cargo area than rivals
  • sparsely appointed cabin
  • outdated automatic transmission
  • cramped rear seats.
Mazda 2 years

Used 2012 Mazda 2 for Sale

Mazda 2 2012 Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
64,424 miles
Used 2012
Mazda 2
Touring
(2)
Priority Nissan Tysons Corner
15.1 mi away
List$7,468
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Mazda 2 2012 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
49,983 miles
Used 2012
Mazda 2
Sport
(7)
Heritage Mazda Catonsville
42.4 mi away
List$8,000
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**MILE ONE CERTIFIED-12mo/12K Miles Powertrain Warranty, LOCAL TRADE IN, **GAS SAVER**, AUTOMATIC. Certified. Mile One 12/12 Warranty Certified, 15 x 6.0J Steel Wheels, 4 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Upholstery, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front wheel independent suspension, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/4 Speakers, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Reclining Front Bucket Seats, Remote keyless entry, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, and Variably intermittent wipers. Odometer is 19695 miles below market average! 28/34 City/Highway MPG Certification Program Details: Mile One Certified, this vehicle comes with a 12 month or 12,000 mile powertrain warranty. Buy with Confidence. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Mazda 2 2012 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
97,741 miles
Used 2012
Mazda 2
Sport
Jack Giambalvo Mazda
78.2 mi away
List$6,489
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Mazda 2 2012 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
97,464 miles
Used 2012
Mazda 2
Sport
CarMax
87.1 mi away
List$7,599
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mazda 2 2012 Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
63,055 miles
Used 2012
Mazda 2
Sport
(1)
Thompson Toyota
67.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Mazda 2 offers a fun drive in an economical hatchback, but comes up short when compared to more practical competition.

vehicle overview

It used to be that economy cars were good at economy and, well, not much else. But for 2012, that's no longer the case, as the entire field of small cars now offers levels of performance, comfort and features unheard of just five years ago. For an example, look no farther than the 2012 Mazda 2.

The Mazda 2 is closely related to the impressive Ford Fiesta, and as with the Fiesta, its driving dynamics are one of the car's primary strengths. The 2 boasts a fun-to-drive nature, thanks to its diminutive size, light weight, nimble handling and quick steering. It's also quite a cheerful little car, with cute styling. A low starting price is another advantage for the Mazda.

Unfortunately, the Mazda also comes with its share of drawbacks. For one, it doesn't offer much in the way of cargo space -- a Honda Fit can carry about twice as much gear. Furthermore, compared to the latest bumper crop of rivals, the Mazda 2's rear seats are cramped and its fuel economy is nothing to brag about. The Mazda 2's limited features list might also be a concern -- it's fine for what most people expect from this class, but most other models now offer more convenience or tech-oriented options.

Take a drive in the 2012 Mazda 2 and it will no doubt charm you with its spunky, back-to-basics personality. But in most other respects, other choices will probably work out better for you. With the ever-increasing quality of subcompacts, consumers would be wise to check out the aforementioned Fiesta as well as the new Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.

2012 Mazda 2 configurations

The 2012 Mazda hatchback is available in two trim levels -- Sport and Touring. The Sport comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary input jack.

Upgrading to the Touring trim will get 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 two additional speakers for the audio system.

Factory options for either trim level include an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a center console with an armrest. Unlike some rivals, upscale factory features such as heated seats, Bluetooth (it's a dealer accessory here) and an integrated navigation system are unavailable.

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Mazda 2 sees no changes.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Mazda 2 is powered by a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 100 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, with a four-speed automatic optional.

In Edmunds performance testing, the Mazda 2 went from a standstill to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds with the manual transmission. This is slower than most other cars in this class, and getting the automatic will slow things down further, as it has just four gears to work with compared to the six of some competitors.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 29 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined for the manual transmission and 28/34/30 mpg for the automatic.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2012 Mazda 2 include antilock brakes (discs in front/drums in rear), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and stability and traction control. In Edmunds brake testing, the 2 came to a stop from 60 mph in 129 feet -- an acceptable distance for this type of car.

In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Mazda 2 received its top rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and roof strength tests, but a second-best rating of "Acceptable" in the side-impact test.

Driving

The 100-hp output from the 1.5-liter four-cylinder is weak by today's standards, even for an economy car. But the 2012 Mazda 2 makes the most of it -- at least with the manual transmission. The outdated four-speed automatic has rough tendencies under acceleration, downshifting from 3rd gear to 1st. Not only that, but the automatic comes with a penalty of a few miles per gallon compared to the manual.

The light 2,300-pound curb weight reduces the strain on the free-revving engine to give this hatchback a sportier feel. It also helps the car's handling, and as a result the Mazda 2 is among the most nimble cars in its class. The steering is communicative and quick, rare traits among electric power steering units.

Interior

The 2012 Mazda 2's interior gets the job done, but not much more. The overall design is without flourish, but there's an unexpected honesty about the cabin thanks to the simple controls. Hard plastics are plentiful, but that is to be expected. The front seats are relatively comfortable and offer enough room for taller adults, though the lack of a telescoping steering wheel is a notable omission. Also disappointing are the rear seats, which are flat and cramped.

With the rear seats in place, cargo capacity is 13.3 cubic feet, which is small for a hatchback. With those 60/40-split seats folded (they don't fold completely flat), capacity goes up to 27.8 cubes -- again rather stingy, as an Accent holds 47.5 cubic feet while a Fit boasts 57.3 cubes.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Mazda 2.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Little Car
jamuraco,02/09/2012
I had been looking at the Mazda2 well before it arrived in the states. Shortly after it arrived, the Chevy Sonic and Kia Rio5 also arrived. After checking out all three vehicles, the Mazda2 blew the competition out of the water. It may not have the biggest engine or most features, but it is most definitely the most fun to drive. While many reviews I read commented on the Mazda2's lack of power, I find it to be more than adequate. I love the driving experience provided by Mazda and am especially pleased to be averaging 30mpg (compared to the 20mpg I got in my old vehicle) and not having to spend nearly as much on gas. It really is a great little car that is definitely worth checking out.
Good solid little car
eptx3,02/12/2012
I got to drive one of these recently and it made me think about this car over the one I actually bought. Being on a tight budget I bought a 2012 Ford Focus, but I never thought about looking at the Mazda 2. I have driven Toyota's Yaris 4-door and it had a noisy ride and a hard feel on the road. The Mazda 2 had a quiet, solid feel inside with lots of space for a six-foot tall driver. The doors closed with a solid thunk. The Mazda 2 was smooth and fast. The Edmunds review here says that the automatic transmission was not adequate. I thought it was. I hit the pedal hard to get it into passing gear and this car was fast. 100hp was very adequate in my opinion. Smooth and fast acceleration.
Smiley Car, Smiley Driver
projectm96,05/13/2015
I owned a Porsche Boxster and have driven many high end sports cars including the Acura NSX. None of them are as fun as the Mazda 2 5SPD Manual. I bought the car used with low mileage and I use it daily and in autocross. It is a great little race car for autocross events. It makes driving fun. The engine is peppy and feels strong and the car is surprisingly quiet and smooth. With my spirited mixed city/highway driving, I average 29.5 mpg.
As fun as a go-cart!
sentinel106,05/23/2012
The small car segment in America is finally getting competitive, and Mazda does a great job of building a car that is comfortable, efficient, good looking, and (true to the Mazda heritage) fun to drive. I test drove the automatic, and while it is very good as far as four-speeds go, it is still a four speed, so I can only recommend the manual. While on paper the car may seem to weak, get behind the wheel (of the manual) and you'll experience a go-cart like driving sensation that can only be defined as pure bliss. The car is very efficient, and the engaging drive keeps giving me reasons to head out to the store or just to hit the road. Do yourself a favor, buy this car. You won't regret it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
29 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
100 hp @ 6000 rpm
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 Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Mazda 2
Used 2012 Mazda 2 Overview

The Used 2012 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's a good price on a Used 2012 Mazda 2?

Save up to $220 on one of 5 Used 2012 Mazda 2 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,489 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Mazda 2 trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Mazda 2 Sport is priced between $6,489 and$8,000 with odometer readings between 49983 and97741 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Mazda 2 Touring is priced between $7,468 and$8,994 with odometer readings between 60563 and64424 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Mazda 2?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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