Most consumers tend to check the price tag right away, instead of giving the actual object of interest a detailed look. This is true in most markets and the automobile industry is no exception.
The 2020 Mazda 2 may not be the cheapest out there in the subcompact sedan range, but it is packed with innovative and helpful features that will leave you feeling you got more than what you paid for.
Features and Specifications
The 2020 Mazda 2 in Perth is available in 4 trims. The entry-level SE-L trim comes with a manual-transmission petrol engine capable of kicking out 75 BHp, while the high-end trim, the 1.5 GT Sport Nav, is available in manual and automatic transmissions, and equipped with a 90BHp petrol engine.
In terms of comfort and adjustability, the 2020 Mazda 2 gives a wide range of adjustments for the position of the steering wheel and driver’s seat. No matter how tall you are, you’ll be able to sit with a good posture that’ll surely help you during long drives. The pedals are quite easy to reach, effectively give a good sense of control, and don’t feel awkward to push, unlike those of its rivals.
As for driver visibility, the vision forward is barely restricted, the pillars for the windscreen are thin and the windows are huge, relative to others. On the other hand, the rear visibility is quite restricted due to the downward slope of the vehicle’s roofline. However, this shouldn’t be much of an issue because all of the trims come with parking sensors. On the high-end GT Sport Nav trim, you get an additional rear-view camera and a HUD showing you your speed, and navigation instructions.
Tech Driving Assistance
Other than the sat-nav, parking sensors, and rear-view camera, the Mazda 2 in Perth is also equipped with the Lane Keep Assist System or the LAS System. The LAS System is a system developed by Mazda to help drivers be more aware of the conditions on the road. It helps by assisting the driver when changing lanes, turning, driving on curved roads, preventing unnecessary lane switches.
Additionally, the cruise control feature of the Mazda 2 helps you drive through long highways by calculating the speed of the vehicle in front of you and adjusting your speed accordingly. It maintains the speed of the vehicle at a safe range.
To help with the handling, this vehicle is also equipped with the G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). The GVC is a control system that will help adjust and vary the torque of the engine relative to the inputs of the driver through the use of the steering wheel. It helps optimise the efficiency of the engines, vertical load for the wheels, and overall experience of the driver and the passengers.
How It Drives
Mazda really didn’t hold back in making this car. The combination of the GVC Plus, cruise control, and LAS system really takes the driving experience to a whole new level. Driving on highways, curved roads, or bumpy roads has its challenges, but the Mazda 2 in Perth is packed with the tools to take away some of the work from the driver, all for the benefit of the driver and the passengers.
If great value for money is what you’re looking for when planning to buy a subcompact sedan, the new Mazda 2 perfectly fits the bill.