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Mazda2 Maxx Sedan (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed December 2010

The new Mazda2 range now includes a sedan. Its hatch siblings are offered in three specifications, while sedan buyers can have any specification they like, as long as it’s the mid-spec Maxx.
This means buyers aren’t exactly short-changed for safety features and standard equipment. Reach adjustment on the steering would be welcome though.

For a light car the cavernous boot (450 vs 250 litres for the hatch) is particularly practical.

On the road the Mazda2 also garners praise. It’s one of the class leaders for nimble handling and good road manners. The engine is peppy and responsive, while the five-speed manual box is pleasant enough to use. There’s a four-speed auto option also.
Mazda 2 Maxx Sedan 2010


Space, on-road performance


No steering reach adjustment, one spec only

Key features

Air conditioning, 15” alloys, tilt steering, 6-disc CD with auxiliary input, split fold rear seat, remote audio control, cruise control, remote central locking, spacesaver spare


ABS, EBD, EBA, DSC, TCS, six airbags including curtain, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters

Car Details

Vehicle make Mazda
Vehicle model 2 Maxx Sedan
Vehicle type Light Under $20,000
Year 2010
Price when new $19,090 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 1.5-litre, DOHC, 4-cyl petrol

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.