Before buying, it’s a good idea to know the shortcomings of the Mazda 2 sedan. The information we provide is not to dishonor you, but to make you wiser in choosing a car.
Speak about advantages of the Mazda 2 sedan, of course there are at affordable prices. The car is sold for IDR 338.8 million (OTR Jakarta) only. The engine performance is quite particular, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 11.6 seconds. The driving sensation is also very pleasant.
So what about the cons? Let’s try to discuss it objectively by including competitors like Toyota Vios and Honda City. In total there are 3 shortcomings of the Mazda 2 Sedan, here is the full discussion:
1. Narrow back seat
The disadvantage of the Mazda 2 sedan is the cramped rear seat. I am the owner of 168cm posture, knee legroom near the front seat. Likewise, headroom is very limited. This definitely makes passengers sitting in the back feel uncomfortable.
The cause of the cramped rear seats of this Mazda 2 sedan is due to the really tiny dimensions compared to Toyota Vios and Honda City. On paper, the sedan measures just 4,340mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,479mm high. Then for the wheelbase it is only 2,570 mm.
2. Minimal rear seat comfort features
In addition to the cramped second-row seats, the next drawback of the Mazda 2 sedan is the minimal comfort feature for rear passengers. This is definitely the right combination to make rear seat passengers feel at home.
Take for example, Mazda does not provide AC ventilation and smartphone charger slots are not available for second row seat passengers. Although Toyota Vios and Honda City already have it.
Then if the comparison Honda City, the Mazda 2 Sedan’s defeat is even more crushing for the comfort of the rear passengers. The Honda sedan already has armrests and 8 speakers.
And if it’s specific to the Toyota Vios, the weak point of the Mazda 2 Sedan is the hard hit of the suspension. That’s because the Toyota sedan has pretty soft legs in its newest model, or Gen-4.
The excess of Mazda 2 Sedan comes from driving pleasure. So the focus is really on the driver who is spoiled by the presence of a head-up display, precise steering weight and special acceleration.
Also, front row or front row, Mazda has equipped its sedan with a wireless charger. This feature is not owned by competitors.
3. Smaller main unit size
The next drawback of the Mazda 2 sedan is the smaller head unit size, only 7 inches. Compare that to the Honda City Gen-5 using 8 inches, then the Toyota Vios Gen-4 using a 9 inch size.
With a small size, obviously passengers will be dissatisfied when they watch videos from Mazda head unit while driving. Also, you cannot play video formats with MP4 which are now commonly used.
4. Less sophisticated security features
Mazda 2 is actually one of the pioneering cars with advanced safety features. I remember very well, since 2014 they have presented a technology capable of automatically stopping the car to prevent accidents, even for the hatchback version.
It’s just that after 8 years Mazda is coming to a standstill. The reason is that these features are no longer present in the Mazda 2, both in sedan and hatchback versions.
Even though i-Activesense still exists, its functionality is not complete. The Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) which can cause the car to stop automatically is removed. Now only the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) remain.
Both the BSM and the RCTA are actually quite special, because they can warn of a potential collision with other vehicles to the side and behind. Even so, competitors now have even more sophisticated security systems.
Just one example Vios Gen-4 with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). In addition to being able to brake automatically, this Toyota sedan can also drive automatically with adaptive cruise control (ACC).
In addition, there are BSM and RCTA features as in the Mazda 2 Sedan. So the particularity of the Vios is that it has a lane departure warning system by pulling the steering wheel back, front departure warning, anti-pressure pedal malfunction system Pedal malfunction control.
This has been the discussion about the shortcomings of Mazda 2 compared to competitors such as Toyota Vios and Honda City. For the latest and most complete information about automotive sectorkeep watching Moladin!
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