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Mazda 2
Production period: since 2003
Class : Small car , minivan
Body versions : Sedan , hatchback , station wagon
Previous model: Mazda 121
Mazda Demio

The Mazda2 is a front-wheel drive compact car from the Japanese manufacturer Mazda , which has been built since spring 2003 and has been in its third generation since autumn 2014.

It is the successor to the Mazda Demio in Europe , while the latter is still being built and sold in some countries. In the manufacturer's model range, it is placed at the lower end below the Mazda3 .

2 (type DY, 2003-2007)

1st generation
Mazda2 (2003-2005)

Mazda2 (2003-2005)

Production period: 2003-2007
Body versions : Station wagon
Engines: Otto engines :
1.2–1.6 liters
(55–74 kW)
Diesel engines :
1.4 liters (50 kW)
Length: 3952 mm
Width: 1680 mm
Height: 1530 mm
Wheelbase : 2490 mm
Empty weight : 1125-1207 kg

The first generation of the Mazda2, introduced in April 2003, was based on the platform of the Ford Fiesta '02 and the design was based on the predecessor, the Mazda Demio . A striking external feature of the Mazda2 was the high passenger cell, which was still atypical for a small car at the time, and which was more reminiscent of a minivan . It was built in the Spanish Ford factory Almussafes near Valencia .

In the spring of 2005 there was a slight facelift in which headlights and aprons were upgraded and new fabrics and colors were used. There were also new clear glass rear lights and modified, smaller fog lights.


In the course of the model cycle, the engines and transmission variants were repeatedly revised slightly. The automated manual transmission was also available in the 1.4-liter MZ-CD diesel until 2006. In addition, the same engine has complied with the Euro 4 emissions standard since the facelift in 2005 thanks to a new control unit.

model Displacement power Torque transmission construction time
Petrol engines
1.25 MZI 1242 cc 55 kW (75 hp) at 6000 min -1 110 Nm at 4000 min -1 Five-speed manual transmission 2003-2007
1.4 MZI 1388 cc 59 kW (80 hp) at 5700 min -1 124 Nm at 3500 min -1 Five-speed manual or
automated five-speed transmission
1.6 MZI 1596 cc 74 kW (101 hp) at 6000 min -1 146 Nm at 4000 min -1 Five-speed manual transmission 2003-2007
Diesel engine
1.4 MZ- CD 1399 cc 50 kW (68 hp) at 4000 min -1 160 Nm at 2000 min -1 Five-speed manual or
automated five-speed transmission

2 (type DE, 2007-2014)

2nd generation
Mazda2 (2007-2010)

Mazda2 (2007-2010)

Production period: 2007-2014
Body versions : Station wagon , sedan
Otto engines : 1.3–1.5 liters
(55–76 kW)
Diesel engines :
1.4–1.6 liters
(50–70 kW)
Length: 3885-3920 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1475 mm
Wheelbase : 2490 mm
Empty weight : 954-1035 kg
Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test Crash test star 5.svg

On October 20, 2007, the second generation of the Mazda2 was launched in Germany. "Downsizing" made this four centimeters shorter and was based on a new platform that the Mazda shares with the Ford Fiesta from 2008 onwards.

Ujina in Hiroshima, Japan, was selected as the production site , where the first vehicle rolled off the assembly line on May 22, 2007. In contrast to the box-shaped first generation, the new model was a purely small car with no optical borrowings from a minivan . In addition to the shorter length of 3.88 meters, the weight was also reduced by around 100 kg, which should also reduce fuel consumption. Depending on the position of the seat backrests, the trunk volume was 250 to 787 liters (trunk volume, l according to VDA / folded second row of seats, roof-high); six airbags and ESP were standard.

At the start of sales, Mazda initially only offered a five-door version. A three-door model called Mazda2 Sport followed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008 and was sold from June of that year.

The prices started at 11,950 euros (Mazda2 Sport) and 12,650 euros (Mazda2) for the basic version Impulse and were thus slightly below those of the previous generation. In addition to the base, there was also the Independence and Impression equipment .

At the beginning of 2008, a notchback version mainly intended for the Chinese market was launched. This was presented at the Guangzhou Auto Show on November 20, 2007. By extending the rear end by 37 centimeters, the trunk volume increased to 450 liters. The two larger gasoline engines and a four-speed automatic were available for the notchback.

From the beginning of 2009 the Mazda2 was also available with the "Dynamic" equipment variant, which was based on "Impression" and also contained a sport-look package.

In the late summer of 2010, the Mazda2 underwent a subtle facelift in which the front bumper was redesigned.

Production of the second generation ended in autumn 2014.


In addition to the newly developed gasoline engines with 1.3 or 1.5 liter displacement that have been available since the start of sales, a 50 kW (68 hp) 1.4-liter common-rail diesel engine was added in 2008. This was replaced in June 2009 by a new 66 kW (90 PS) 1.6-liter common rail diesel engine. All engines are in-line four-cylinder.

Electric drive

From October 2012, the Mazda2 (Demio) was also offered for the first time in Japan with an electric drive as part of a leasing program. The Mazda2 EV has an output of 75 kW (102 PS) and the range of the electric car should be 200 kilometers according to the Japanese JC08 driving cycle. In terms of space, the five-seater does not differ from the conventionally powered model.

2 (type DJ, since 2014)

3rd generation
Mazda2 (2014-2020)

Mazda2 (2014-2020)

Production period: since 2014
Body versions : Station wagon , sedan
Engines: Otto engines :
1.5 liters
(55–85 kW)
Diesel engine :
1.5 liters (77 kW)
Length: 4060-4065 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1495 mm
Wheelbase : 2570 mm
Empty weight : 970-1157 kg
Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test (2015) 4 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test

The third generation of Mazda2 was presented at the Paris Motor Show in autumn 2014. In addition to a new look in Mazda's Kodo design - Kodo means something like "soul of movement" - the model has completely new engines based on the SkyActiv technology developed by Mazda .

The Mazda2 is produced at the Hofu plant in Japan and has been available in Europe only as a five-door hatchback sedan since January 2015 . In Germany, the sales premiere took place on February 27th and 28th; prices started at around € 12,800. Four equipment lines are offered.

The technology named by the manufacturer SkyActiv (since 2011) includes a compression of 14: 1, an engine block made of an aluminum alloy, multi-hole injectors and less friction. Mazda thus promises more torque at low speeds and lower fuel consumption. By February 2011, Mazda said it had applied for more than 130 patents. The turning circle is less than 10 meters.

In some Asian markets, a notchback version has been sold again since spring 2015.


At the market launch, there were three gasoline and one diesel engines to choose from, all with a displacement of 1.5 liters. The two weaker petrol engines are equipped with a manual 5-speed manual transmission, and a six-speed automatic transmission can also be selected for the 90 hp petrol engine. The two more powerful engines had a manual transmission with six gears. Mazda SKYACTIV technology "i-ELOOP" (Intelligent Energy Loop), a braking energy recovery system that is already available in the Mazda3 and Mazda6 , is available for the 85 kW petrol engine. It consists of a capacitor, a generator and a DC voltage converter. As soon as the vehicle is braked or no acceleration takes place, the generator converts the kinetic energy into electrical energy and stores it in a capacitor. This electrical energy supplies, among other things, the air conditioning and the audio system and should save up to 10% petrol.

The Skyactiv-D 105 diesel engine has not been available since August 2018.


For the 2020 model year, the front section in particular has been revised. Most noticeable here are the now standard LED main headlights in a modified design. The taillights have also been changed slightly. In addition to the introduction of mild hybrid systems, the two remaining gasoline engines Skyactiv-G 75 and -G 90 receive a 6-speed manual transmission, whereas the previous Skyactiv-G 115 is no longer available. For the Skyactiv-G 90, a 6-stage automatic is still optionally available.

Skyactiv-G 75 Skyactiv-G 90 Skyactiv-G 115 Skyactiv-D 105
Construction period 11 / 2014–12 / 2019 since 01/2020 11 / 2014–12 / 2019 since 01/2020 11 / 2014–12 / 2019 11/2014–05/2018
Engine type R4 petrol engine R4 diesel engine
Mixture preparation Direct petrol injection Common rail direct injection
Engine charging - turbocharger
Displacement 1496 cc 1499 cc
Max. power 55 kW (75 PS)
at 6000 rpm
66 kW (90 PS)
at 6000 rpm
85 kW (115 PS)
at 6000 rpm
77 kW (105 PS)
at 4000 rpm
Max. Torque 135 Nm
at 3800 rpm
148 Nm
at 4000 rpm
148 Nm
at 4000 rpm
220 Nm
at 1400-3200 rpm
Drive, as standard Front wheel drive
Gearbox, as standard
5-speed manual transmission 6-speed manual transmission 5-speed manual transmission
[6-speed automatic transmission]
6-speed manual transmission
[6-speed automatic transmission]
6-speed manual transmission 6-speed manual transmission
Top speed 171 km / h 183 km / h
[177 km / h]
200 km / h 178 km / h
0-100 km / h
12.1 s 11.4 s 9.4 s
[12.0 s]
9.8 s
[12.0 s]
8.7 s 10.1 s
Fuel consumption
over 100 km (combined)
4.7-4.9 l super 4.1 l super 4.5–4.9 l super [4.8–5.2 l super] 4.1 l super [5.2 l super] 4.9–5.4 l super 3.4 l diesel
CO 2 emissions
110-111 g / km 94 g / km 105–111 g / km [112–118 g / km] 94 g / km [118 g / km] 115-124 g / km 89 g / km
CO 2 emissions
(combined according to WLTP cycle)
124 g / km 120 g / km 124 g / km [133 g / km] 120 g / km [133 g / km] 127 g / km -
Energy efficiency rating C (as of July 30, 2018) A. C (as of July 30, 2018) A [C] C (as of July 30, 2018) A + (as of Nov. 2014)
Emission standard according to
EU classification
Euro 6
(since 07/2018: Euro 6d-TEMP)
Euro 6d Euro 6
(since 07/2018: Euro 6d-TEMP)
Euro 6d Euro 6
(since 07/2018: Euro 6d-TEMP)
Euro 6
  • Values ​​in brackets apply to the automatic variant.

North America

On the North American market, the notchback variant was marketed as Scion iA from 2015 . After the Scion brand was discontinued in 2016, the model has since been available as the Toyota Yaris Sedan in the USA ( Toyota Yaris iA there until 2018 ) and Canada and as the Toyota Yaris R in Mexico. With the discontinuation of the Toyota Yaris (XP13) in North America in 2019, Toyota introduced the hatchback version of the Mazda2 as its successor in the US and Canada.

In Mexico, the series is also marketed by Mazda as a hatchback and sedan. The Toyota Yaris (XP15) is also available as a hatchback and sedan.

Registration numbers

Since the market launch in 2003 up to and including December 2019, a total of 176,527 Mazda2s have been newly registered in the Federal Republic of Germany. With 21,686 units, 2009 was by far the most successful sales year. This is due to the environmental bonus .

Individual evidence

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  3. Auto-News online edition of November 20, 2007: "China rear: Mazda 2 with stage for the Middle Kingdom"
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  5. Spiegel-Online from May 5, 2009: "Fast restart in the niche"
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Web links

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