Before Toyota surprised us all with its new, much more expensive Yaris, Mazda raised prices of its entry-level 2.

    Like the Yaris, however, the 2020 Mazda 2 picked up a raft of active safety features and other new technology to justify its higher price point.

    The range starts at $20,990 before on-road costs for the G15 Pure manual hatch and sedan, rising to $25,990 before on-roads for the G15 GT auto hatch and sedan.

    The Mazda 2 is unusual in that, in the proud tradition of the bubble-top 121, it still offers a sedan variant in the light car class. With the discontinuation of the Holden Barina, Honda City and Hyundai Accent, that leaves the 2 as the only sedan in its class.


    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 Pure manual hatch: $20,990
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 Pure manual sedan: $20,990
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 Pure auto hatch: $22,990
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 Pure auto sedan: $22,990
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 Evolve auto hatch: $24,490
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 GT auto hatch: $25,990
    • 2020 Mazda 2 G15 GT auto sedan: $25,990

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    All 2020 Mazda 2 models come with a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 82kW of power and 144Nm of torque. It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2020 Mazda 2 consumes 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle when equipped with a manual transmission and 5.3L/100km with the automatic. It runs on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.


    The 2020 Mazda 2 measures 4065mm long and 1495mm tall as a hatchback and 4340mm long and 1470mm tall as a sedan.

    Both body styles are 1695mm wide, while kerb weight is almost identical – 1050kg in the G15 Pure hatch with a manual and 1060kg in the manual G15 Pure sedan.

    Luggage space measures 250L in the hatchback and 440L in the sedan.


    The Mazda 2 has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing carried out in 2015.

    All 2020 Mazda 2 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning and pedestrian detection, as well as reversing AEB, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and front, front-side and curtain airbags.

    Standard Equipment

    The G15 Pure comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • LED headlights
    • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
    • Cruise control
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Push-button start
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • 15-inch alloy wheels
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

    The G15 Evolve adds:

    • Automatic headlights
    • Satellite navigation
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Climate control air-conditioning
    • Rain-sensing wipers

    The G15 GT adds:

    • Leather and suede upholstery
    • Proximity entry
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front parking sensors


    The Mazda 2 requires servicing every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

    The first, third, and fifth service will cost $315, while the second and fourth will set you back $345. That means five years of maintenance will set you back $1635.

    As with the wider Mazda range, the 2 has a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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