New Mazda2 Review by Paul Jackson
Browns Plains Mazda has opened 2020 with the release of the New Mazda2. The mid-cycle refresh of the stylish hatch sees some subtle design changes and a pile of functional upgrades.
Pulling out of the car lot in the mid-range G15 Evolve, I was surprised by the zip coming from the Skyactiv-G 1.5L engine. It pulled away nicely and handled itself well through the traffic. The steering is light and responsive. The fantastic 5.3L/100km efficiency isn’t at the expense of appropriate power for a small car and the Smart City Brake Support is a helpful second layer of safety in stop-start traffic and school zones.
Merging onto the Mt Lindesay Hwy, Mazda2’s safety features began to show their usefulness with Lane Keep Assist keeping you from drifting out of the lane and Blind Spot Monitoring checking the lane beside you when you’re indicating. The navigation system and Traffic Sign Recognition responded well, even in the roadworks going on in at Park Ridge South.
Mazda’s InfoCentre is easy to navigate and comes with effortless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range. The audio system puts out a solid sound and is easy to use. I found the interior comfortable and the ride smooth. It handled the wet with ease – even turns the windscreen wipers on automatically when it rains.
It’s filled with too many standard features to list including air conditioning, cruise control, LED headlights, Airbags, head-up display and anti-lock brakes. It was a pleasure to drive and easy to recommend to family and friends.
So drop down to Browns Plains Mazda for a test drive today.
by Paul Jackson