Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 25 advantages that the Mazda MAZDA2 has over the Scion iQ HB.
|Scion iQ HB|
The MAZDA2 has a larger standard engine, a 1.5L I4, than the standard engine in the iQ HB, which has a 1.3L I4.
The standard engine in the MAZDA2 1.5L I4 is more powerful, with more horsepower than the standard engine in the iQ HB, 100 HP vs. 94 HP.
The MAZDA2's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the iQ HB's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque|
With 98 lb-ft of torque, the standard engine in MAZDA2 1.5L I4 has more low-end power than the standard engine in the iQ HB, which has 89 lb-ft of torque.
The standard engine in the MAZDA2 1.5L I4 has an larger displacement than the standard engine in the iQ HB, 1498 cc vs. 1329 cc. Engines with larger displacements can produce more power, with less stress, reducing wear and prolonging engine life.Economy
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The MAZDA2 has a larger fuel tank than the iQ HB, 11.3 gal. vs. 8.5 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The MAZDA2 1.5L I4 gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the iQ HB, 361.6 mi. vs. 314.5 mi.
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the MAZDA2 is less than the base MSRP on the iQ HB as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
Both the MAZDA2 and the iQ HB feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavier vehicles are safer in collisions and less affected by crosswinds than lighter vehicles. The MAZDA2 is heavier than the iQ HB, shown below by trim level and transmission type:
|Curb Weight AT|
|iQ HB||2,127 lbs.|
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, longer vehicles can protect you better in both single and multiple-vehicle crashes because they have longer crumple zones, which can reduce damage to the internal safety cage and spread the crash forces. The MAZDA2 is longer than the iQ HB, 155.5 in. vs. 120.1 in.
The MAZDA2 is equipped with Standard FWD.
The MAZDA2 is protected by a Standard anti-theft system to help protect your investment against theft and break in. Anti-theft is Not Available on the iQ HB.
The MAZDA2 Touring has a Standard rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Optional on the iQ HB.
Fog lights are Standard on the MAZDA2 Touring but they are Optional on the iQ HB. Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations.Capacities
The MAZDA2 has more passenger volume than the iQ HB, 87.1 cu. ft. vs. 73.8 cu. ft.
The MAZDA2 has a greater standard seating capacity, with room for 5 passengers. The iQ HB can only accommodate 4 passengers.
The MAZDA2 has more interior space than the iQ HB in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Head Room, Rear||Leg Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear||Head Room, Front|
|MAZDA2||42.6 in.||37.0 in.||33.0 in.||51.2 in.||39.1 in.|
|iQ HB||40.9 in.||35.9 in.||28.6 in.||50.2 in.||37.7 in.|
The MAZDA2 has 13.3 cu. ft. of cargo volume compared to 3.5 cu. ft. in the iQ HB. The additional cargo space means more room to store and transport packages, luggage, etc.Suspension and Handling
The 'track' (distance between the wheels), of the MAZDA2 is greater than that of the iQ HB. A wider track produces better handling and a more stable ride.
|iQ HB||57.5 in.|
The MAZDA2's wheelbase is longer than the iQ HB's, 98.0 in. vs. 78.7 in., producing a smoother ride and more stable handling.
Wheels and Tires
The MAZDA2 comes standard with lower profile, 55 series tires (height to width ratio), which may provide better handling than the 60 series tires standard on the iQ HB.
In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefit of alloy wheels, they are lighter than traditional steel wheels, providing better performance. Alloy wheels are Optional on the iQ HB but are offered as a Standard feature on the MAZDA2 Touring.
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