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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2015. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4060 mm
1695 mm
1495 mm
280 liters
950 liters
43 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3999 mm
1743 mm
1455 mm
300 liters
1004 liters
41 liters
2015 Mazda 2
2017 Nissan Micra

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1496 cc
75 hp
135 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Nissan / Renault
0.9 TCe H4Bt 400
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
898 cc
90 hp
136 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

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
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
kg
12.1 s
175 km/h
5.6 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
99 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
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
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Expenses

11200 EUR
Price from
7490 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 Mazda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 75hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 90hp engine designed by Nissan.

Safety

The fact that the Mazda got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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.

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, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Mazda with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 2 as average reliability-wise, and Micra is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Mazda 2 rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Both of the cars accelerate exactly the same, so we couldn't put one above the other. Car No. 2 is faster though, reaching top speed of 175 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (62 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Nissan 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, Mazda 2 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Micra still consumps less fuel, which needs to be taken into consideration. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Mazda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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