Mazda Demio Review: 2008-2013 Model Improvements and Features

Mazda Demio Review: 2008-2013 Model Improvements and Features

The Mazda Demio is a super mini car produced and manufactured by Mazda since 1996. This 5-door compact hatchback is light in weight, which adds to the quality of its performance. The Mazda Demio provides excellent fuel economy, yet is still fun to drive. It offers superb handling and a tight turning radius. It is also known for requiring little maintenance and being extremely economical. It’s no wonder the Mazda Demio won the 2008 World Car of the Year award.

Now we examine the Demio from key years 2008 to 2013 to see how the super mini car has evolved.


2008 Mazda Demio

2008 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2008 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2008 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DE3FS and an average fuel economy of 17.8km/l to 21km/l. The Mazda Demio is a supermini car produced and manufactured by Mazda since 1996. The Mazda Demio provides excellent fuel economy, yet is still fun to drive. It offers superb handling and a tight turning radius. It is also known for requiring little maintenance and being extremely economical. It’s no wonder the Mazda Demio won the 2008 World Car of the Year award.

This award winning car won over fans with its focus on weight reduction, improving basic performance by leaps and bounds. This model offers a variety of engine capacities to customize your vehicle to your specifications. The 1.3L comes in the basic 13C, fuel-efficient 13C-V, and sporty 13S models, while the 1.5L comes in 15C and SPORT. The 13C and 13S can also be equipped with an e-4WD (electric four-wheel drive) system. All have an electronically controlled 4-speed AT as standard, while the 13C-V and all 1.5L come with an automatic continuous variable transmission (CVT) and 5-speed-manual. This version of the Demio also dramatically improved the look and feel of the interior details, streamlining the center panel and door trim in glossy black while leaving the knobs and handles a beautiful silver. The SPORT goes even further with special 16-inch aluminum wheels, dedicated front grille, and 7-speed manual mode.


2009 Mazda Demio

2009 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2009 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2009 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DE3FS and an average fuel economy of 18.5km/l. This 5-door compact hatchback is light in weight, which adds to the quality of its performance. The 1.3L engine variation of this model is highlighted by its low fuel consumption, comfortable equipment, and SKYACTIV technology. These important aspects of driving are further improved with Intelligent Drive Master, which provides comfort for passengers while also offering fuel efficiency for drivers.

This model has all of the original customizable engine models, with several options to choose from, whether you prefer manual or automatic transmissions. The AT models have a 4-speed electronically controlled engine, while the manual comes in both a 5-speed Continuous Variable Transmission and a 7-speed manual mode for the SPORT models. The 2009 Demio also comes with some of the best braking technology on the market, with Anti-Lock braking systems, Traction-Control, and Brake Assist standard on all models, part of why the Demio received the highest possible rating in Euro NCAP tests. This weight-conscious, subcompact car’s 1.3L version also offers one of the best fuel efficient engines available. The outside has some updates as well, getting new Metallic Colors to add an elegant touch to this tiny powerhouse, while the brand new climate control air-conditioning system adds particle control for better air quality.


2010 Mazda Demio

2010 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2010 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2010 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DE3FS and an average fuel economy of 23km/l. The Mazda Demio is a supermini car produced and manufactured by Mazda since 1996. The Mazda Demio provides excellent fuel economy, yet is still fun to drive. It offers superb handling and a tight turning radius. It is also known for requiring little maintenance and being extremely economical. It’s no wonder the Mazda Demio won the 2008 World Car of the Year award.

This model commemorates the 90th anniversary of Mazda with several special features, such as limited edition color, “copper mica” a beautiful reddish brown sure to turn heads. The commemorative edition also includes rear door and rear gate dark-tinted glass for an ultra-refined look with the lightness and fuel performance of an affordable subcompact. The 1.3L inline engine comes in the basic 13C, fuel-efficient 13C-V, and sporty 13S models, while the 1.5L comes in 15C and SPORT. The 13C and 13S can also be equipped with an e-4WD (electric four-wheel drive) system. This year also sees a special 13C-V HID EDITION, with improved headlamp and fog lights to improve safety during nighttime driving. This model improves slightly on the Demio’s already legendary fuel-efficiency, reaching up to 54 mpg highway. All have an electronically controlled 4-speed AT as standard, while the 13C-V and all 1.5L come with an automatic continuous variable transmission (CVT) and 5-speed-manual.


2011 Mazda Demio

2011 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2011 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2011 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DEJFS and an average fuel economy of 17.8km/l to 30km/l. This 5-door compact hatchback is light in weight, which adds to the quality of its performance. The 1.3L engine variation of this model is highlighted by its low fuel consumption, comfortable equipment, and SKYACTIV technology. These important aspects of driving are further improved with Intelligent Drive Master, which provides comfort for passengers while also offering fuel efficiency for drivers.

The 2011 Mazda Demio has done it again, with significant improvements to the Drive Master systems and SKYACTIV systems. The intelligent i-Master system displays the driver’s operation status in real-time while monitoring speed and comfort to ensure the most fuel efficient ride possible. In addition to the classic 1.3L inline engine 13-C and 13C-V models, this year also sees the new grade 13-SKYACTIV. There are also several significant performance updates on this model, with damper tuning and body rigidity finely-tuned to improve handling, stability, and comfort. Mazda also adds their proprietary technology to the body of the vehicle, pursuing higher performance on collision safety tests with its MAGMA (Mazda Advanced Impact Distribution and Absorption) System. Mazda has added other technology improvements to this update, such as skid prevention systems and excellent traction control available as upgrades. The SKYACTIV model is equipped with the newly-developed 1.3L direct-injection engine and Mazda’s original i-stop, a mechanism to reduce idling stops. It also incorporates the “skyactiv” concept in its exterior detailing, adding a blue metallic paint on its engine cover, blue headlamp ring, and exclusive rear badge.


2012 Mazda Demio

2012 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2012 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2012 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DEJFS and an average fuel economy of 12.75km/l.

This Demio is a sporty 5-door compact car that’s lightweight and has great performance. Variations include a basic 13C model with a 1.3L engine, a 13C-V Smart Edition II equipped with a rear roof spoiler and an idling stop mechanism called i-Stop. For models with 1.5L engine, 15C and SPORT variations are available. This powerful Demio also includes high collision safety performance features, advanced active safety mechanism, and also a 5-face grill and seat design.


2013 Mazda Demio

2013 mazda demio review

BROWSE LOW COST 2013 MAZDA DEMIO MODELS

The 2013 Mazda Demio is a member of the model’s third (DE; 2007–2014) generation, with the model code DBA-DEJFS and an average fuel economy of 13.18km/l.

This Demio is a lightweight high performance 5-door compact car that includes the new 13-Sky Active features. For models with 5L engine, 15C and Sport features are available. Select special edition vehicles come with all new Sky Active colors, super UV cut glass features, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and 14-inch aluminum wheels. This vehicle combines the concepts of chic, fashionable, and playful all in one fun-to-drive machine.


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