2011 Mazda
2 Touring
vs. 2011 Toyota
Yaris

2011 Mazda 2 Touring

10.0

starting from

$16,430

Reasons to buy the Mazda 2 Touring

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Has auxiliary audio input
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CD player
Standard
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Roof rails
Standard
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Cramped front seats
50.9 ft3
2011 Toyota Yaris

8.9

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$15,015

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Below average top speed
112 mph
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Tighter turning radius
30.8 ft
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Has an automatic transmission
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Cramped back seats
37.4 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.0
2011 Mazda 2 Touring Winner: 2 Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • The 2 Touring's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The 2 Touring has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Road Tests 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Mazda 2 Touring Winner: 2 Touring
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  • More than 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 16.5 s s @ 83.7 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph
  • The 2 Touring hits 60mph more than 20% faster, 8.5 seconds vs 10.9 seconds
  • The 2 Touring can change direction around 10% faster, 0.83 g vs 0.76 g
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Mazda 2 Touring Winner: 2 Touring
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 2 Touring; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Mazda 2 Touring Winner: 2 Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 50.9 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3
  • The 2 Touring has 2 more cupholders, 5 vs 3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both vehicles can make tight turns
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 8.9

Entertainment System

Mazda
2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the 2 Touring; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The 2 Touring can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Mazda
2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 8.5 seconds vs 10.9 seconds The 2 Touring's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Yaris is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 130 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.5 s s @ 83.7 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph The 2 Touring's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Yaris 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.76 g The 2 Touring has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Yaris
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Top speed 103 mph vs 112 mph Both have a very low top speed

Luxury Features

Mazda
2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the 2 Touring; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

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2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 396 miles vs 388 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 13.3 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The 2 Touring has OK cargo room, while the Yaris has very little
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front seats 50.9 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The 2 Touring's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Yaris cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 5 vs 3 The 2 Touring has a good number of cupholders, but the Yaris is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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MSRP $16,430 vs $15,015 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 29 mpg vs 29 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Mazda
2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 100 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The 2 Touring has an OK number of gears, while the Yaris has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Yaris 's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 23.0 lb/hp vs 22.3 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 32.2 ft vs 30.8 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Crash Test Ratings

Mazda
2 Touring
2011 Mazda 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Mazda 2 Touring 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2 Touring vs Elantra GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Honda Fit Yaris vs Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Corolla Yaris vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Matrix Yaris vs Matrix
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Prius Two Yaris vs Prius Two
2011 Toyota Yaris 2012 Fiat 500 Pop Yaris vs 500 Pop

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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colocho (1:41 AM, July 18, 2016)
Muy bueno. Me basaré en esto para determinar que carro compro.