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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2014. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3885 mm
1695 mm
1510 mm
286 liters
856 liters
42 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4060 mm
1695 mm
1495 mm
280 liters
950 liters
43 liters

Engine

Daihatsu / Toyota
1.0 1KR-FE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
998 cc
69 hp
95 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1496 cc
75 hp
135 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
955 kg
15.3 s
155 km/h
4.8 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
95 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
945 kg
12.1 s
171 km/h
6.1 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
110 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Cons. (urban)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

7500 EUR
Price from
11200 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Daihatsu-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 69hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 75hp engine designed by Mazda.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Toyota being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Yaris offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Toyota with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Mazda badge with 4.5 out of 5. The same official information place Yaris as average reliability-wise, and 2 is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Yaris rank it on average as 4.5, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 171 kilometers per hour, 16km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Yaris, averaging around 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (69 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to Mazda 2.


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Yaris offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Mazda outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Toyota. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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