Mazda 2 - best superminis
Want the handling of a sports car in a supermini? Look no further than the Mazda 2
Prices: £13,795-£17,995Engines: 1.5-litre petrol (74, 89, 113bhp)Trims: SE+, SE-L+, SE-L Nav+, Sport Nav+, GT Sport Nav+Economy: 47.9-49.6mpgCO2: 111-127g/km0-62mph: 9.0-11.3 seconds
Youthful looks, a sporty drive and great build are the Mazda 2’s calling cards. The firm’s smallest car is also packed with tech and has great engines. It’s a fine package, if not quite as practical as the class best.
Still, the 2 gives the Ford Fiesta a run for its money for thrills, with sharp handling, accurate steering and a low driving position. The 1.5 SkyActiv-G petrol engines need revs, but long gearing makes motorways a breeze.
Inside, the Mazda offers space for five, a great driving position and well-placed controls. It’s a five-door only, so access is easy, but boot space is average for the class.
Best superminis to buy now
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- 43. MINI 5-doorThe MINI remains as popular as ever and is one of the best superminis on sale
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- 76. Volkswagen PoloIt's not the best looking supermini, but its breadth of talents helps the Volkswagen Polo stand out
- 87. Dacia SanderoThe no-frills Dacia Sandero is cheap, but it gets the basics right
- 98. Kia RioThe Kia Rio boasts plenty of kit and the Korean brand's impressive seven-year warranty
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