Subcompact sedans are relatively the first choice of first time new car buyers. Many car companies have their own take of on the lucrative segment and most automakers release a number of variants that can either be simple company fleet automobiles, or as top-of-the-range everyday cruisers.
Mazda's all-new 2 sedan/hatchback recently made its local debut at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show and now features the brand's Kodo design language as well as a SkyActiv powertrain. Set to take on other subcompact nameplates such as the Toyota Vios, Ford Fiesta and Honda City, we take a look on how the Mazda2 will compete against other subcompacts in terms of body dimensions.
Stacked up against the competition, the Mazda2 is right there with such models like the Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio. It has a decent wheelbase but is edged out in terms of width and length. The longest subcompact sedan currently on sale is the Honda City while the widest of the bunch is Chevrolet's Sonic. The tallest in the segment comes from Suzuki's Swift Dzire while the ones with the longest wheelbase come from Honda and the Nissan Almera.
Note: All measurements are based off range-topping sedan models
2015 Mazda2 Sedan
2007 – 2014 Mazda 2 Sedan
2015 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
2015 Ford Fiesta Sedan
2015 Honda City
2015 Kia Rio Sedan
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
2015 Nissan Almera
2015 Suzuki Swift Dzire
2015 Toyota Vios
Under the hood, it is driven by a 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine that benefits from direct injection. It puts out 108 PS along with 139 Nm of torque which is then mated to a 6-speed SkyActiv Drive automatic transmission that comes with Sport Mode.
2015 Mazda2 Sedan 1.5R SkyActiv 6AT PhP 925,000
2015 Mazda2 Sedan 1.5V SkyActiv 6AT PhP 865,000
2015 Mazda2 Hatch 1.5V SkyActiv 6AT PhP 855,000
2015 Mazda2 Sedan 1.5S SkyActiv 6AT PhP 795,000