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Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA5 vs 2012 Toyota Prius V

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Toyota Prius V
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
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5-Door Wgn Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Five 44 40 $28,058 $30,140
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Three 44 40 $25,427 $27,315
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Two 44 40 $24,716 $26,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,975
$28,058
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,025
$30,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$502 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. The 2012 Toyota V wagon offers all the classic Prius hybrid virtues--low-speed electric running, top-of-class fuel economy, and interior space--in a super-sized package that still offers remarkable gas mileage ratings. We think it will do very well among Prius owners with families who need the extra space for people and stuff.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 44 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan Midsize Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 97.2
Third Leg Room (in)
30.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Third Head Room (in)
37.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 181.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 62.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.5 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 67.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
5.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T135/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P215/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3274
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
157 @ 6000 98 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 44
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 42
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda5 Toyota Prius v
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
E-type Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 4.4

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