2014 Ford Fiesta S vs 2014 Mazda2 Sport
Mazda2 Sport compares very well to Ford Fiesta. Both are small cars with an MSRP of around $14,600. Mazda2 has a 100-hp 1.5 liter engine, and Fiesta has a 120-hp 1.6 liter engine. Mazda and Ford both have available automatic and manual transmissions. Mazda2 has better city fuel economy at 29mpg vs Fiesta’s 28mpg. Fiesta slightly beats Mazda2 for highway fuel economy at 36mpg vs Mazda’s 35mpg.
Mazda2 and Fiesta both have driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seat belt, ABS brakes, and immobilizer. They are both Front Wheel Drive hatchbacks. Fiesta comes with AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, automatic equalizer, integrated roof antenna, and radio steering wheel controls. Mazda2 does not have steering wheel audio controls or automatic equalizer. In a small car like this, would you really need steering wheel audio controls?
This is where the two cars start to stand apart. Both vehicles come with front A/C, available cargo net, in-dash clock, Front and Rear cup holders, urethane gear shift knob trim, a single 12v DC Power outlet, Tachometer, Low Fuel Warning, Dome and Cargo lights, Rear window defogger, day-night rearview mirror, tilt-wheel adjustable steering column, and urethane steering wheel material. Only Mazda2 comes with Air-filter, Cargo tie-downs, Carpeted front and rear floor mats, and available rubber front and rear floor mats, power front and rear windows with 1-touch window up and down for the driver, available programmable garage door opener, mechanical fuel door release, and standard retained accessory power. Only Fiesta has underseat ducts, Available front lighter elements, manual front and rear windows, and glove box lighting. I’m leaning towards Mazda’s interior.
Mazda2 and Fiesta both have front bucket seats, and 5-passenger seating capacity. Both front driver seats have 6-way direction controls and front passenger seats have 4-way direction controls. Mazda2 has available center armrests. Front head restraints are adjustable on both vehicles, and they also both have 60-40 bench rear seats. All seats are trimmed in cloth.
Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 have AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio with in-dash mounted single cd-player with MP3 capability and Auxiliary audio input. Fiesta comes with steering wheel audio controls and voice recognition. Mazda2 has 4 speakers, and Fiesta has 6, and an automatic equalizer. Both vehicles have speed sensitive volume. Mazda2 has available bluetooth and navigation, and Fiesta’s bluetooth comes standard but does not have navigation.
Safety and Security
Mazda2 and Fiesta both have driver and front passenger airbags, occupant sensor, traction control, height adjustable front seatbelts, halogen headlights, daytime running lights, power door locks, ignition disable, and low tire pressure warning. Only Mazda2 comes with Available first aid kit, Panic alarm, and Remote keyless keyfob that opens all doors.
Fiesta might have a better roadside assistant warranty at 60 months/60,000 miles vs Mazda2’s 36 months/36,000 miles, but all other warranties are the same. Basic 36 month/36,000 mile warranty, 60 month/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, and 60 month unlimited mile corrosion/perforation warranty.
Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta have similar exterior features. Both vehicles have integrated roof antenna, fully galvanized steel body material, and come standard with clearcoat monotone paint. Fiesta has available metallic paint, Mazda2 has available pearlcoat and metallic paint. Mazda2’s grille trim is body colored, Fiesta’s is chrome. Only Mazda2 has available fog/driving lights. Both hatchbacks have 4 doors, liftgate, light tinted windows, fixed rear window, and dual power remote mirrors. Fiesta has a lip spoiler, and Mazda2 has available roof rack. Both vehicles have available rear step bumper, 15″ compact steel spare tire and wheels, variable intermittent wipers in the front and fixed interval rear wipers.
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