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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2016. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4470 mm
1795 mm
1465 mm
364 liters
1263 liters
51 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4360 mm
1823 mm
1484 mm
363 liters
1148 liters
55 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
120 hp
210 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mazda / Ford
2.0 LF-VD Turbo
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1999 cc
250 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1205 kg
8.9 s
195 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
119 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1437 kg
6.5 s
248 km/h
9.9 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
169 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1245 kg
10.4 s
194 km/h
7.0 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
129 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

14490 EUR
231 - 263 EUR
Price from
Tax
9990 EUR
257 - 293 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 small family 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. Both the engines are Mazda-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 250hp one.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the American car offers a considerable difference of 19% 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 Mazda with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Ford badge with 4.4 out of 5. The same official information place 3 as average reliability-wise, and Focus is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 248 kilometers per hour, 53km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the Japanese car, averaging around 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 41% difference compared to the American car!

Verdict

Mazda 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, the American car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Ford being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Mazda. 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. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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