Mazda 2 Hatch: Features explained

Mazda 2 Hatch: Features explained

Mazda is considered to be a premium automaker in most of the ASEAN countries. It is well-known for its high-featured cars with great power available at affordable prices. The Mazda 2 Hatchback is one of the entry-level cars from the company and promised to deliver a lot more than what the price might suggest.

Mazda 2 Hatch

In fact, the Mazda 2 Hatchback price, being around RM 70,000 is extremely attractive and competitive. Recently, in March 2018, the company had brought a new mid-spec trim into the 2 Hatchback lineup at a price of RM 74,866.

So, if you are considering to purchase the car now, here are the features and specs explained in detail. Thus, helping you get to know the car better.

The designing

Mazda has done well with the Kodo: Soul of Motion design philosophy in all the models of the lineup. The 2 Hatchback is built on the same language would instantly pump out great energy into the eyes of the beholder. It is extremely muscular without losing any of the elegant traits.

Mazda 2 Hatch exterior

The contours of the body are extremely pleasing to the eyes, especially the sharp line on the lower skirt of the side. The rear spoiler and the wraparound taillights round off the attractive looks. The wing mirrors have the side turn indicators integrated on them and are power adjustable. The door handles are body coloured.

The car is suspended over MacPherson Strut suspension up front and Torsion Beam at the rear. It rides on 16-inch wheels wrapped in 185-section tyres as standard.


Once you get inside the Mazda 2 hatchback, you will find it to be as pleasing as any other cars from the company. The steering wheel and gear knob are wrapped in leather covers which are good to touch. The cabin has good illumination as there are lights on the cargo hold and cabin along with map lights.

interior 2 Hatch

For the driver, there is a colour head-up display which would prevent any distraction off the road. A single-zone automatic climate control takes care of the comfort of the occupants. For the infotainment system, Mazda has added the MZD Connect in the 2 Hatchback too with a 7-inch screen. It makes it very safe and easy for the driver to operate and also provides easy access to the internet.


Getting to the Mazda 2 hatch specs, it is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder VVT engine which is very responsive on the throttle pedal. It can make a total power of 114 hp at 6,000 RPM along with a peak torque of 148 Nm at 4,000 RPM. The power is sent down to the wheels via the SKYACTIV 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox unit.

Mazda 2 Hatch engine

Though the power doesn’t seem to be anything outright, it is the refinement that counts. It has the genes of the super refined Mazda 3 Sedan and Hatchback and is extremely well tuned. It offers a fuel efficiency of around 18.5 kmpl, which is great for a premium car.


Mazda 2 Hatch safety

The Mazda 2 Hatchback has ventilated disc up front and solid units at the rear doing the braking duties. It has dual SRS airbags for the driver and front occupant. The disc brakes are assisted with ABS (anti-lock braking system) and electronic brakeforce distribution too. Further braking and stability are offered by Emergency Brake Assist, Traction Control System and Hill Launch Assist. There is a walk away lock and seat belt warning offered in the safety package too.


The Mazda 2 Hatchback is presently one of the most popular premium hatchbacks to be available in the Malaysian market. It competes with other small sedans like the Honda City and Hyundai Accent.

It is to be seen that the car, though being a hatchback, competes with sedan solely because of its premiumness and features on offer. Plus, it is designed to be a delight and will definitely command attention when you take it for a spin. The engine performance too is on the smoother side and offers a great bit of feedback to the drivers.

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