Zoom around in the new Mazda2 Touring

January 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Nicknamed "Zoom Zoom on a Budget," the 2011 Mazda2 Touring is the perfect vehicle to own if you're someone who's looking for a sedan with style and power, reports Motor Trend.

Released in colors such as Spirited Green, the Touring is a fun and spunky car that only costs $16,230 at base. Included in the basic package is a six-speaker stereo, cruise control, chrome exhaust tips and 15-inch alloy wheels. Of course, air conditioning, power windows and airbags are also basic included amenities.

Motor Trend praised the vehicle "for its weighty electronically assisted steering, unexpected cornering athleticism, and slick five-speed manual gearbox."

The 1.5 liter engine has 100 horsepower and reaches 60 mph in a fairly impressive (for a sedan) 8.5 seconds. In addition, the EPA's rating of 29-mph (city)/35-mpg (highway) makes this sedan quite the cost-cutter.

Thanks to the Touring's small size, the car can squeeze into small parking spaces and easily maneuvers those "jammed shopping center lots."

In conclusion, "with a sprightly swagger, palatable fuel economy and frugal price tag," the Touring is definitely a car worth investing in if you're looking for a cheap but great car to make you smile.

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