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Mazda 2 - best small automatic cars

Sporty handling remains intact in the auto version of Mazda's fun supermini

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Sporty superminis don't come much sportier than the Mazda 2, even if you can't get a hot hatch variant. It's sharp looks give clues to the sharp handling underneath, while Mazda's latest G-Vector torque control system to boosts cornering.

Mazda offers a six-speed auto with the mid-sized version of the 1.5-litre petrol engine that's the only option in the 2 line-up. This 90PS version is offered in SE-L and Sport trims, and both can be had with the auto box for about £1,200 extra. Fuel economy doesn't take as much of a hit here as it does in rivals, with a claimed 58.9mpg for the auto, compared to 62.8mpg for the manual.

Where the Mazda 2 excels is as a well-equipped sporty supermini that has the ability to entertain and carry all your belongings easily.

Best small automatics

  1. 1. Skoda Fabia DSG
  2. 2. Volkswagen Polo DSG
  3. 3. Hyundai i10 auto
  4. 4. MINI Cooper auto
  5. 5. Ford Fiesta Powershift
  6. 6. Citroen C3 EAT6
  7. 7. Renault Clio EDC
  8. 8. Mazda 2 auto
  9. 9. Kia Rio auto
  10. 10. Audi A1 S tronic

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