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2014 Mazda Mazda2 2014 Kia Rio 2014 Ford Fiesta
4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Auto Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Touring
  • 4dr HB Auto Touring
4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 5dr HB S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST

Prices

MSRP $14,720 $13,900 $14,100
Invoice $14,535 $13,646 $13,571
Avg. Paid $15,007 $14,731 $14,687

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.3 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.4 8.8 9.4
Performance 8.1 7.8 8.7
Interior 6.8 8.2 8.5
Safety 8.2 8.5 8.0
Reliability 4.0 3.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great handling and braking
  • Straightforward interior features
  • Roomy cabin, ample cargo space
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Numerous available features
  • Long warranty
  • Upscale interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Athletic handling
Cons
  • Few available tech features
  • Outdated automatic transmission
  • Sport-tuned trim can ride harshly
  • Less cargo space than rival hatchbacks

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
MPG 29 City / 35 Hwy 27 City / 37 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98 101.2 98
Length, Overall (in) 155.5 171.9 173.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.7 67.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.3 58

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2306 2410 2578

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.1 88.4 85.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.8 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.1 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 37 37.6 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33 31.1 31.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 52.1 49
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 49.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 27.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.7 12.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.5 L/91 1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 100 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Torque (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 4000 123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 32.2 33.5 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 37 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.3 11.4 12

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard