At the New York Auto Show (going on right now) Mazda answered one of the biggest questions that the automotive community had about the new 2011 MAZDA2. That question was “How much is it?” It looks like Mazda’s new sub-sub compact ball of fun will have an MSRP of $13,980 which I have to say is a lot less than what I was expecting. You can also expect a $750 destination charge tacked onto the price. There will be two trim levels offered as well: the MAZDA2 Sport ($14,780) and MAZDA2 Touring ($15,435).
It looks like the Touring model is where the real fun is. You’ll get a manual transmission, alloy wheels, rear roof spoiler, fog lights, red piping stitched into the interior as well as an upgraded audio system with MP3 playback. NICE! Expect to see the 2011 MAZDA2 in dealers this July.
NEW YORK – The all-new 2011 MAZDA2 will begin to arrive in U.S. showrooms in July 2010, with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $13,980.
Zoom-Zoom in its most concentrated form, MAZDA2 is the latest in a line of stylish, insightful and fun-to-drive small cars from Mazda, and will bring an all-new level of refinement to the segment. MAZDA2 is a car that only the engineers at Mazda could have created. It was designed and engineered from scratch to be a pure Mazda, offering the sort of driving experience that could only come from the company that developed the timeless MX-5 two-seat roadster, and it brings a combination of athletic design and dynamic performance to the subcompact class.
Priced from $13,980, excluding destination charges of $750, the 2011 MAZDA2 is available in two trim levels – the entry level Sport and top grade Touring. Both trim levels offer the versatility, features and style consumers in the market for a subcompact want, at a price they can afford.
The well-equipped MAZDA2 Sport is powered by a 100 horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and is available with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission (priced from $14,780). Standard features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Electric Power Assist (EPAS) steering system, 185/55/R15 all-weather tires mounted on 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, body-colored door handles and power mirrors, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with four speakers, audio auxiliary jack, tilt steering wheel, remote keyless entry system, rear window wiper/washer and 60/40 split fold-down rear seats. In addition to ABS, DSC and TCS, standard safety features include “Triple H” body construction, side-impact door beams, crushable brake and accelerator pedal assembly, advanced dual front air bags, front seat side air bags, side air curtains, engine immobilizer anti-theft system, second row LATCH child safety seat anchors and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
With a starting price of $15,435, the MAZDA2 Touring is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission or available four-speed automatic transmission, starting at $16,235. All Touring models feature upgraded cloth seat fabric with red piping, 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, leather-wrapped steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, trip computer and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system.
Available accessories include a rear bumper guard, wheel locks (Touring models only), all-weather floor mats, cargo net, center console with armrest and auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, Homelink®and orange backlit buttons.