The Mazda Demio is one of the more entertaining small hatchbacks you can drive. It’s simple, even a little bare-bones, which plays to Mazda’s usual strengths in delivering good dynamics and sensory inputs, as well as great fuel economy. It won’t appeal to every driver–it’s quite small, quite basic in its features and content, and somewhat stark inside–but for drivers in need of city wheels and a good time, the Mazda 2 is a good pick.
It’s one of the most fun-to-drive small cars around. The Mazda Demio shares some underpinnings with the Ford Fiesta, but its lines have fewer swoops and dips. The tasteful design sits upright, adopting a pert stance, and the very simple front end is low. There’s a lot of window space–meaning good outward visibility–and while the cabin can be dark, it’s clean and simple.