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2011 Mazda Mazda2

When everyone going for green and fuel efficient cars, Mazda came with all new 2011 Mazda 2, Mazda’s first B-segment vehicle for America since the 323. The Mazda 2 is not only comfortable and reliable but it is priced quite aggressively in its segment. But it falls behind when it comes to cargo space or rear seats leg-room.

Mazda 2 is available in two trim level; Sport and Touring. The Sport comes standard with full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning and a four-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary input jack. Stepping up to the Mazda 2 Touring trim will get you 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, fog-lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a trip computer, cruise control, upgraded cloth seats with red piping, and two additional speakers for the audio system.

One can also opt for few optional features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, a removable Garmin navigation system and a center console with an armrest.

Standard safety features in the 2011 Mazda 2 include antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and stability and traction control.

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The 2011 Mazda 2 is powered by a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine (the only engine option) that produces 100 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is available as optional. The fuel economy is around 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway for the manual transmission and 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for the automatic. It can reach zero to 60 mph in 10.3 seconds with the manual.

The interior of the Mazda 2 is compatible with the other cars of this segment. The front seats are relatively comfortable and offer enough room for taller adults but the rear seats lack leg room and looks flat. The Mazda 2 has a relatively small cargo space with capacity of 13.3 cubic feet. With the 60/40-split seats folded the cargo space increases up to 27.8 cubic feet.

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Mazda Mazda5

Mazda5 is kind of nice looking minivan with three rows of seats.

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The Mazda5 is surprisingly appealing with two seats in each of three rows, sliding second-row doors and decent cargo room in a compactly sized, runabout vehicle that should get a look even from non-minivan shoppers. The Mazda5 is the lowest-priced minivan sold in the United States.


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Compared with some other minivans the Mazda5 feels more comfortable and stable on the road. The Mazda5, at 15 feet long and just over 5.3 feet tall, is just 10 inches longer than a Toyota Corolla sedan.

The Mazda5 uses a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing yielding 157 horsepower and maximum torque 148 lb-ft at 3500 rpm, comes with option of either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy for the Mazda5 is rated at 21 or 22 miles a gallon in city driving, depending on the kind of transmission in the vehicle. The highway rating is 26 or 27 mpg.

The base-level TS cars come with air-conditioning, alloy wheels, remote locking, four powered windows and cruise control. Optional parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, climate control and Bluetooth, while the range-topping Sport models have sporty styling, powered sliding doors and leather seats.

Mazda 5 comes equipped with front, side and curtain airbags, a stability programme and sophisticated braking system. All 5s come with both an alarm and an engine immobiliser.

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Suspension is independent MacPherson strut in front and independent multi-link in back. Standard wheels and tires are 17-inchers.

Second-row seats slide forward and backward on a track for optimal positioning, and third-row riders, though quite close to the rear liftgate, have ample headroom. All four rear-most seats easily fold down, providing 44.4 cubic feet of cargo room. The driver’s seat has a manual height adjustment so views over the large dashboard area are good.

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2011 Mazda 3

The all-new 2010 Mazda3 is fashionable, frugal and fun to drive. Highlights include revised exterior styling,

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improved fuel economy and power, a more modern interior design and new luxury-oriented features. The Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cobalt and Ford Focus all had better look out, because the all-new 2010 Mazda3 is now a standout player in the competitive compact-car segment.

The new grille visually ties in with the rest of Mazda’s vehicle lineup while providing more efficient flow of air into the engine and around the car.


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The Mazda3 is offered in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback configurations, both with front-wheel drive and a choice of two engines.

The entry-level, commuter-oriented “i” is available only as a sedan, and is offered in SV, Sport and Touring trim levels. The SV comes with a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilting and telescoping steering column, power windows and mirrors, and a 4-speaker stereo with a CD player. The Sport adds air-conditioning and an automatic transmission,

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and the Touring trim adds remote keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio capability and a 6-speaker stereo.

The 3s Sport builds on the 3i Touring model, but with a bigger engine, different front and rear fascias, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, dual exhaust, a rear lip spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a trip computer and electro luminescent gauges. The 3s Grand Touring adds automatic bi-xenon headlights with auto-leveling and corner swivel illumination, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and an 8-way power driver seat.

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The 2MC package includes a moonroof and 6-CD, 10-speaker Bose audio system. A technology package featuring a color center display, navigation, Sirius radio, keyless entry, push-button start and perimeter alarm. The i trims are powered by a 2.0-liter version of Mazda’s MZR 4-cylinder engine, which is rated to produce 148 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque. The all-aluminum engine features chain-driven cams, variable-valve-timing technology and impressive EPA fuel-efficiency numbers: 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway.

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The technology package includes a Bose Centerpoint audio system that. The Centerpoint is a 5-channel surround-sound system that includes digital amplifier, noise cancellation technology and 10 premium speakers.

The Mazda3 is spirited and comfortable, and with its hatchback body style offers a high level of utility not found elsewhere in the segment. The line runs from budget-minded basic transportation to a luxury-endowed driver’s dream in the s GT.

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