Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A joy to drive, does ever thing from london to the isle of skye in one day, and around some really challenging roads on the island. The servicing against a toyota yaris are high for example, front wiper blades for yaris under ł30.00, mazada ł47.00.rac through toyota ł60.00 mazda ł90.00 plus.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No engine issues throughout first year of ownership. vehicle is kept outside and starts first time, every time. I drive it like a small 1.5l hatchback should be driven so the fuel costs to me are fine!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have a lot of confidence in my mazda. well built and everything you would want. The fuel efficiency is good for the engine size. think it gets threw fuel quick at higher revs compared to other cars.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have never had any difficulty starting, stopping or driving. I have kept a record of every fill-up from the day I bought it. after 14k miles I am satisfied with its performance at 40 mpg.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It has been very good, but this is what I expect with a car of its age. Haven't had to get any new parts since I have bought it, and it fuel consumption is pretty good.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Starts well in all weather. the handling is impressively sharp and the steering is accurate. The running costs are most affordable compared to my last car mazda mx5.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Skidded on ice and the brakes locked saving me from crashing. very sturdy. Very cheap to fuel up. lower mileage than expected from a full tank but still very high.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing so far, but mazda 2's are prone to front brake discs buckling as happened on my previous car. Higher insurance than a fiesta, ave mpg, good rfl @ ł30.00.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

On one occasion the car would not start in the evening but started perfectly the next morning. Less than 12 months old so no costs so far other than fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

It has not let me down yet but I would not expect a new car to break down. Nothing required replaced so only fuel costs so far.

Performance: 1/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is very reliable in every way except odd times the retractable roof sticks when being opened. Very happy with them.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

With this cold spell we have been having, the car starts first time no problems. handling has also been very good

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A car for the 21st Century.
A very good all rounder. Do cars need to be; bigger, faster or more luxurious?

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had new front disc pads. Running costs would be much less if I eased off a little with my left foot.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

In 4 years we have had no breakdowns and hardly anything replaced. Annual service and thats about it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have been generally very pleased. They are much better than the people carrier I had previously.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Performance no issues, just the clutch is a little too soft. Service cost and mpg - no issues.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Runs quietly, with perky efficiency, gets looked at, makes me feel good at the wheel

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

absolutely amazing car that I have grown to love to drive the more I sit in it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No trouble at all starts first time in any weather. Not to bad for a sports.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's all could wish for. Don't get as much per litre as my ford ka.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never fails. Slightly uses more fuelon first few thousand miles.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleased
comfortable, handles well, attractive
recommend

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Bad fuel consumption despite what it says on the cars spec.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Ok so far. Fuel consumption is far below that advertised.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had to have new rear shock absorber after a few weeks

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Failed twice due to failed battery. Acceptable.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 1/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Starts in cold weather. have never broken down

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts and goes when you want it to. Average.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts. Uses more fuel than expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Fuel consumption not as goos as claimed.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car always starts even in cold weather

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Fuel consumption more than I expected.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts every time no mater how cold

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 2/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothings gone wrong. Only fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol

Gets through petrol quickly.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Ive not had any issues yet

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Service costd are to high.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. Fuel.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not much to say really.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any issues

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good all rounder

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues so far

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fine. Fine.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5