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2014 Mazda Mazda2 vs. 2014 Scion tC Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mazda Mazda2 than in the Scion tC, due to the Mazda Mazda2's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda2 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion tC.

Convenience
The Scion tC requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda2, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 is clearly a better financial choice over the Scion tC. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda2 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda2 is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda2, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Scion tC.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the Scion tC, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda2 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda2 is significantly less powerful than the Scion tC. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda2 and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda2 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda2 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda2

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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210

2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.38%
City MPG: 29 23
Highway MPG: 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $14,535 - $16,005 $18,249 - $20,368

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