Compare 2012 Toyota Yaris vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA2

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Mazda MAZDA2
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,551
$14,339
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,115
$14,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
153.5 155.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
25.7 27.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.1 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
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 11.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 32.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2295 2306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.4 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4200 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
1NZ NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6000 100 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.41
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Yaris Mazda Mazda2
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 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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