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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2002. - 2005.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2002. - 2007.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3917 mm
1683 mm
1463 mm
284 liters
947 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3925 mm
1680 mm
1530 mm
268 liters
1044 liters
45 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.4 DV4 TD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1398 cc
68 hp
160 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.4 DV4 TD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1398 cc
68 hp
160 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1040 kg
15.5 s
164 km/h
5.4 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
116 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1060 kg
15.0 s
160 km/h
5.5 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
119 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1058 kg
16.9 s
164 km/h
5.4 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
116 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1070 kg
16.0 s
160 km/h
5.5 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
119 g/km

Expenses

1050 EUR
Price from
1520 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. Not only that they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style, they are even powered by the same Peugeot-developed diesel engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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 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 Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Ford with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Mazda badge with 4.5 out of 5. The same official information place Fiesta 24% above average, and 2 14% below the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 3.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 160 kilometers per hour, 4km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (63 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Ford 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 Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mazda offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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