Mother Nature's sons: Mazda 2 vs Toyota Vios

Compare these cars and let your voice be heard
by Vernon B. Sarne | Aug 25, 2010

It’s hard to choose between the Toyota Vios and the Mazda 2. We’re like The Bachelor who has to pick his bride from two equally qualified ladies. Whatever our decision is, it will break our hearts as decisively as it will give us a happy relief.

The Vios feels old, but it has a much, much better passenger cabin, both in design and craftsmanship. The Mazda 2 feels cheap inside, but it offers a fun driving experience with a superb ride quality to boot.

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Basic technical specifications Mazda 2 1.5 R Toyota Vios 1.5 G (AT)
Engine 1.5L DOHC 16V I4 1.5L DOHC 16V I4
Type naturally aspirated, gasoline naturally aspirated, gasoline
Capacity (cc) 1,498 1,497
Maximum power (hp @ rpm) 102 @ 6,000 107 @ 6,000
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 135 @ 4,000 142 @ 4,200
Transmission 4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic
Brakes (front/rear) disc/drum disc/solid disc
Front suspension independent MacPherson independent MacPherson
Rear suspension torsion beam  torsion beam 
Wheels 15in alloy 15in alloy
Tires 185/55 R15 185/60 R15
Dimensions L/W/H (mm) 4,263 / 1,695 / 1,483 4,300 / 1,700 / 1,460
Power-to-weight ratio (hp / ton) 95.77 96.83
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 42.8 42
Wheelbase (mm) 2,490 2,550
Curb weight (kg) 1,065 1,105

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