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Compare 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA2

2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 Mazda MAZDA2
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
Fiesta 5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
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4-Door HB Automatic Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,167 $15,370
Mazda2 4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,636 $16,860
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,339 $14,530
Mazda2 4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,807 $16,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$15,167
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$15,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 51.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 87.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 155.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.1
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)
67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 13.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 27.8
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.0 11.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 32.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/55R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/55R15
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)
2578 2359
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Order Code
99J NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 100 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 98 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 2.27
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 2.81
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Mazda Mazda2
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Torsion Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.1
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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