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

  1. 1. Ford Fiesta
  2. 2. SEAT Ibiza
  3. 3. MINI 5-door
  4. 4. Skoda Fabia
  5. 5. Citroen C3
  6. 6. Volkswagen Polo
  7. 7. Dacia Sandero
  8. 8. Kia Rio
  9. 9. Mazda 2
  10. 10. Toyota Yaris

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