Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Mazda MAZDA2
2012 Ford Fiesta
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4-Door HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,339 $14,530
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,167 $15,370
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,807 $16,020
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,636 $16,860
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,339
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,530
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 85.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
155.5 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.3 12.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2306 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda2 Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Axle Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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