The least costly Mazda2 is the Neo, which comes with the standard-spec engine, cloth seats, 15-inch steel wheels with plastic trim, and the features in all Mazda2s.
Spend more for a Mazda 2 Maxx and you get the high-spec engine, a reversing camera, a DAB+ digital radio receiver, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen loaded with the Pandora, Stitcher and Aha internet radio apps. The steering wheel and gear-lever handle are trimmed in leather, and your music comes from six speakers rather than four. Wheels are made from aluminium alloy, and therefore look nice enough not to need pesky plastic trim. And your auto braking also works in reverse.
Spend more again on a Mazda2 Genki and you get in addition satellite navigation, extremely long-lived LED headlamps that switch on automatically when it gets dark, and windscreen wipers that operate automatically when it rains. Climate-control air conditioning maintains a set temperature. Wheel rims are an inch bigger at 16 inches, fitted with tyres of a slightly lower profile, which bring a racier look and marginally sharper steering response. LED daytime running lights help other drivers see you. The exterior mirrors fold automatically against the body when you lock the car (to keep them out of harm’s way). And you gain two rear-facing sensory driver aids: Blind-spot monitoring, and a Rear cross-traffic alert.
The Genki is available only as a hatchback. Satellite navigation can be ordered as an extra-cost option on the Maxx hatch and sedan.
The most expensive Mazda2 is the GT, which comes as a hatch and a sedan and arrived with the update of April 2017. In the hatch, the essential change from the Genki is white leather on the seats and white (mainly) soft-touch materials elsewhere in the cabin. In the sedan, the seat leather is black and the soft-touch trim brown. Both body styles also get the features of the Genki hatch.