Co2 From 120 - 133 g/km
MPG From 67.2 - 67.2
Co2 From 122 - 157 g/km
MPG From 41.5 - 64.2
Co2 From 137 - 172 g/km
Co2 From 133 - 160 g/km
MPG From 42.8 - 57.6
Co2 From 151 - 186 g/km
MPG From 40.9 - 44.8
Co2 From 142 - 171 g/km
Mazda is renowned for its commitment to creating affordable and economical vehicles that emulate a sleek design and well-balanced engineering. The Japanese manufacturer launched its first car - the tiny R360 - in 1960, although it was the introduction of the hugely successful MX-5 in 1989 that made Mazda a household name. Today, Mazda’s expansive line-up includes small city cars, medium hatchbacks, four-door saloons, crossovers and SUVs - although the peppy little roadster remains the car the company is best known for.
The coveted MX-5 is still going strong today, having been named the Best Sports Car for less than £30,000 at the latest annual WhatCar? Awards. It’s no surprise that the vehicle is a staple on UK roads, having become the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car thanks to its style, personality and affordability. If you’re looking for a dynamic sports car with plenty of history at a highly competitive price point, look no further than the MX-5.
However, if you’re looking for a compact car that’s ideal for urban driving, the Mazda 2 is the ideal choice. Despite being a small model, it can easily accommodate a family of five and comes packed with smart storage space and handy driver assist features. The engine line-up for the Mazda 2 includes two naturally aspirated 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engines, which feature a mild-hybrid set-up that works to reduce emissions and fuel consumption - ideal for commuters.
Like many manufacturers, Mazda has committed to help lower vehicle emissions by developing environmental tech, designed to contribute to “an exciting and sustainable future for people, automobiles and the Earth”. This includes the revolutionary Skyactiv-X petrol engine, which promises up to 20% less fuel consumption with 30% more torque, thanks to Spark Controlled Compression Ignition.
There’s also an all-electric Mazda for eco-conscious drivers, with the Mazda MX-30 first being unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Sustainability is paramount throughout the car, with the interior utilising carefully selected materials like Heritage Cork and fibers made from recycled plastic bottles. All in all, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find a car that piques your interest in the Mazda range.