Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Mazda MAZDA2
2012 Toyota Yaris
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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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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,339
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,530
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
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. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 84.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
155.5 153.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.3 15.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.8 25.7
Brakes
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 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.3 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P175/65HR15
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 2295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA 1NZ
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 103 @ 4200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.72
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.54
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda2 Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
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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