Motor Trend has recently completed a year with a Mazda2 in Kermit Green Metallic, yet and copy chief Emiliana Sandoval, who wrote their wrap-up report, recommends it for high-school students:
What is bad is the lack of rear-seat and cargo room. Those seats supposedly accommodate three grown-ups, but two kids or tiny adults with stick-thin legs is a more realistic estimate. The cramped space also proves the point that this would be a great car for a high schooler: Nobody is getting lucky in that back seat without being well-versed in the art of contortionism.
I think she’s underestimating the ingenuity of adolescents.