They don't make (many) cars like the Mazda 2 anymore. The diminutive hatchback harkens back to the day when, almost by accident, the light weight nature of small cars made them surprisingly fun to drive. That the 2 is fun to drive, however, is no accident--from the get-go, the five-door has been engineered to provide the most fun-per-weight ratio in its competitive class. With just 2,300 lbs. to haul around, the 2's 100-horsepower engine is perfectly suited for tarmac adventures both urban and rural, and the twistier the better. While spartan, the interior is both pleasing and sporty, and the exterior design is one of the best translations of Mazda’s current “nagare” design language out there. In terms of driver engagement and overall performance, it’s easily one of the best choices in its class, and is a threat to any supermini out there on a track.