Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Mazda MAZDA2
2014 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 $14,535 $14,720
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,365 $15,560
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $16,005 $16,210
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,834 $17,050
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,535
$13,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,720
$14,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The nimble driving feel and good gas mileage of the 2014 Mazda 2 help it stand out among entry-level hatchbacks--but buyers will have to be comfortable with a limited feature set and a simple interior. Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 49
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33 31.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.5 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57
Wheelbase (in)
98 98
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 7.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 7.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.3 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/55VR15 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55VR15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2306 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA 44C
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda2 Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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