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.
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.
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
- 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.