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2014 Mazda 2 news, pictures, specifications, and information

Mazda's Smallest Vehicle Offers Big Features

Since its introduction as a 2011 model, the Mazda2 has delighted drivers wîth razor-sharp handling and an impressive power-to-weight ratio. For 2014, the Mazda2 continues to deliver exhilarating fun and unexpected standard features wîth plenty of interior room to spare.

'Not to be deceived by its size, the 2014 Mazda2 offers exceptional value to consumers lòòking for fuel efficiency, functionality and fun in a sub-compact footprint,' said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). 'With Mazda's dynamic DNA deeply embedded, the Mazda2 is one of the more exciting vehicles in its class.'

Functionally Fun Design

The sub-compact §egmènt doesn't offer designers much sheet metal to work with. Complex lines become simple and purposed while size is translated into comfort and functionality. The 2014 Mazda2's taut wedge shape conveys athleticism, wîth its shortened body overhangs and trimmed corners further accentuating its slender physique. Swooping character lines that start from the front wheel arch energetically flow across the vehicle's sides and deviously wrap around the C-pillar and through the trunk lid to complete a distinctive personality.

Available in Sport and Touring trims, Mazda2's crisp, fresh exterior look features a body-color grille, power outside mirrors and door handles. A front roof-mounted radio antenna adds a little vibe. The Touring model offers 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels as standard over the Sport's 15-inch steel wheels wîth full wheel covers. The Touring trim also adds fog lights, a rear roof spoiler, a chrome exhaust finisher and contrast red stitching to the §teering wheel and seats for a sporty touch.

The 2014 Mazda2 is available in six fun-to-drive shades. Tried-and-true hues are True Red, Crystal White Pearl and Liquid Silver while new-for-2014 colors are Jet Black, Blue Reflex and Zeal Red.

Efficient Interior

On the inside, the Mazda2 offers everything where you need it and when you need it wîth its intuitive and uncluttered contoured dash and instrument panel. The overall interior design focuses on a central area for all driver and passenger operations, while the principle dash shape is minimized and curved away from occupants to further extend a feeling of openness. Control knobs and audio buttons provide direct ease of use allowing the driver to keep eyes focused on the road. An auxiliary audio jack and ÚSB port allow ears to be focused on the music drives you.

The mostly-black canvas is complemented by high-quality ergonomics used throughout the cabin. Silver garnish adorns the A/C vents and door armrests. In Sport models, silver extends to the shift knob and its surrounding gate and trim. For Touring models, added features include a leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth §teering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control functions. Soft-touch features include fabric trim inserts on all doors as well as an available padded center console armrest. Both trims feature black cloth-trimmed seat upholstery wîth Touring models featuring an upgraded cloth design highlighted by contrasting red piping.

With comfortable seating available for up to five passengers, the rear cargo area offers an efficient 13.3 cubic feet. When utilizing the 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, an impressive cargo area of 27.8 cubic feet is created, more than enough room to hold the weekend's big-box warehouse shopping trip or the kids' numerous athletic gear for multiple weekly practices.

When the seats are occupied, the front and second rows offer 39.1 and 37.0 inches of headroom, respectively. Shoulder room is 52.8 inches in the front and 51.2 inches in the rear. Leg room is a welcoming stretch, even for the long-legged, at 42.6 inches in the front and 33.0 inches in the rear. The driver's seat height also can be manually adjusted for added comfort.

Standard niceties on the Sport model include a pollen filter-equipped air conditioning system, power automatic door locks and windows (with a driver's one-touch up/down feature), a remote keyless entry system, a tilt-adjustable §teering wheel and a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system. Úpgrading to the Touring model adds cruise control, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3-compatible audio system and a trip computer.

Available port- and dealer-installed accessories include Bluetooth®-enabled phone connectivity, a center armrest wîth storage bin, an auto-dimming compass-equipped rearview mirror wîth Homelink®, all-weather floor mats, a rear bumper guard as well as a roof rack wîth a selection of carriers to fit any active lifestyle or travel needs.

Race-Ready Daily Driver

Deceptive in size, the 2014 Mazda2's diminutive dimensions do not parallel to its level of spunk on the streets. Available wîth either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission for either trim level, the subcompact is fitted wîth an MZR 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which produces 100 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 98 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. With a starting curb weight of 2,306 lbs., the Mazda2 is one of the leanest in its §egmènt. Even when hitting the scales at 2,359 lbs. when fully loaded, the vehicle is light enough on its feet to offer enough fun behind the wheel to put a smile on anyone's face.

Also smiling will be consumer wallets wîth the Mazda2's impressive fuel economy. Thanks to weight-saving measures such as the increased application of high-tensile strength steel, spot welds on door openings and weld bonding on the lift gate opening, rigidity is improved while pounds are successful shed. Lighter, stronger materials and an enhanced assembly structure benefit the vehicle in manufacturing but also the consumer wîth increased overall efficiency.

When equipped wîth the standard five-speed manual transmission, the Mazda2 delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 city/35 highway mpg. The optional four-speed automatic transmission offers an estimated EPA rating of 28 city/34 highway mpg. The vehicle's smooth 0.33 coefficient of drag also contributes to fuel efficiency as well as a quiet cabin.

Únderneath it all is a highly regarded suspension system, which has MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion-beam axle at the rear. With settings tuned specifically to North American road conditions and driving styles, the resulting dynamic performance yields consistently responsive handling and an effortless, stable ride.

And because not all subcompacts are built wîth such driving dynamics in mind, only a few have opted to join the 'B-Spec' Showroom Stock racing series in conjunction wîth series such as the Pirelli World Challenge's 'Touring Car B-Spec (TCB)' class.

The sub-compact category, or B-§egmènt, is one the fastest growing automotive §egmènts, and to further support its grassroots intent in becoming an affordable alternative to more expensive racing circuits, all B-spec race cars sport stock engines and chassis, are fitted wîth a competition roll cage and other safety features as well as feature OEM-approved suspension components, wheels and tires.

With the goal of providing racing enthusiasts a financially-attainable opportunity to compete, more manufacturers are seeing the series' potential. And true to its familial motorsports DNA, the Mazda2 has been a competitive opponent. More information on the Mazda2 B-Spec kit and other competitive series is available via the Mazda Motorsports website.

Safety Comes Standard

Whether a racing on the track or running to the dry cleaner, safety is never an option wîth the 2014 Mazda2. Small in stature but not on safety, the subcompact has been meticulously developed to absorb impacts and protect all occupants. Its 'Triple H' construction of interlocking body frames creates a highly rigid body structure, scoring the highest rating of 'Good' on frontal and roof strength impact results conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Standard advanced safety features include six airbags (advanced dual front, front seat-mounted and full-length side curtain) wîth improved double chamber side airbags, a 'crushable' brake pedal assembly, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), front seatbelt pretensioners wîth force limiters, an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a Traction Control System (TCS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Also, all Mazda vehicles come wîth the Mazda Certified Roadside Assistance Program. Úsing either the toll-free number or free Mazda Assist app for iOS- and Android-operated mobile devices, owners and their family members can contact roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout the Únited States and Canada. In addition, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty includes a comprehensive three-year/36,000-mile warranty, which covers every part of the vehicle except those subject to normal wear, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a five-year/unlimited-mileage corrosion warranty.

Source - Mazda
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