2016 Mazda Demio Review

The Mazda Demio is Mazda's smallest car and, together with the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, and Volkswagen Polo, is one of the most popular superminis on the market right now. The Mazda Demio is now in its third generation, with styling and technology borrowed from more expensive Mazda models like the CX-5 and Mazda6.

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Detailed Review

The Mazda Demio is also known as the Mazda 2 and has been in production since 1996 and is currently in its fourth generation.

The 2016 Mazda Demio is available in 3 petrol engine choices in 74bhp, 89bhp and 113bhp form or a 104bhp turbocharged diesel engine, all coming in 1.5-liter capacity.

2016 Mazda Demio Grades

  1. SE– Highlights in grade include; air conditioning, a USB port, hill-start assistance, and a roof spoiler.
  2.  SE-L– This grade comes with cruise control, alloy wheels, a 7.0in screen infotainment system complete with DAB radio, Bluetooth, and access to Internet Radio.
  3. SE-L Nav– This trim boasts sat nav with three-year of map updates included, lane departure warning, and Mazda’s city braking system
  4. Sport Nav– This trim level comes with come with keyless entry, climate control, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, and auto lights and wipers all as standard.
  5. Red Edition– This trim is only available in Mazda’s Soul Red metallic color, which it shares with other models in the lineup, while the trim level is equivalent to SE-L Nav versions.
  6.  Sport Black– This grade is available in two color choices, metallic Soul Red or pearlescent Snowflake White. It is equipped with a sporty body kit, black wing mirror caps, and 16 alloy wheels.

Interior Legroom & Space

The 2016 Mazda’s interior features a big tablet-style central screen, tunnel-mounted commander rotary dial, satin chrome, red air vent accents, and seat stitching, and leather on the steering wheel, gear lever, and handbrake. Without those comforts, the Neo feels cheap and drab, a feeling accentuated by its scratchy plastics and low-quality roof liner.

The cockpit is organized in a neat, attractive, and user-friendly manner. Mazda’s MZD Connect system is the best outside of a premium car, allowing access to Pandora, Stitcher, and Aha. The steering wheel has cruise control and infotainment controls, the instrument cluster is half-digital, and the Maxx’s MZD Connect system is the best outside of a premium car, allowing access to Pandora, Stitcher, and Aha.

The legroom is however limited as the Demio is a small car. The first-row seats can be adjusted to increase the legroom. The legroom in the second row is enough for the outer seats, while space in the mid seat is limited.

Boot Space

The boot space is smaller than other small hatchbacks, at 250 litres, although it expands greatly when the rear passenger seats are folded forward.


The 2016 Mazda Demio is very similar to the Mazda3 and other recent launches. Mazda has moved the front axle 80mm forward and the pillars 80mm back, whereas the previous model had a design more comparable to a mono cab that supposedly positioned these two components closer together. The 2016 Demio shares the Mazda 3’s Skyactiv platform.

This increases the proportion of high-strength steel by 12%, and ultra-high-tensile steel now accounts for 30% of the structure as a whole. Consequently, despite being larger, the 2016 Demio is not only 7 percent lighter but also 22 percent stiffer than the model it replaces.

Safety Features

Standard safety features for the 2016 Mazda Demio include antilock brakes (discs in front, drums in rear), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and stability, emergency brake assist, ISOFIX child safety seat anchorages and traction control.

Ground Clearance

The 2016 Mazda Demio has a ground clearance of 152 mm.

Fuel Tank Capacity

The Mazda Demio has a fuel tank capacity of 44 liters.

Fuel Consumption

4.9 to 5.5L/100KM


0-60 mph in 8.8 sec, 0-100 km/h in 9.4 sec


The Mazda Demio is a little car that was created with a great deal of care, and as a result, it is exemplary. No other competitor from this era offers a better overall balance of performance and fuel economy, and the 2016 Mazda Demio combines attractive styling, fair pricing, and a cabin with premium sector equipment and excellent build quality.

See Also : 2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

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