Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion xD than the Mazda Mazda2, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda2 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion xD.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda2 as you will with the Scion xD, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda2 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Scion xD. 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 xD.
The Mazda Mazda2 is a little narrower than the Scion xD, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda2 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Scion xD.
The Mazda Mazda2 has much less torque than the Scion xD, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda Mazda2 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion xD, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda2 is significantly less powerful than the Scion xD. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda2 and the Scion xD. The Mazda Mazda2 has significantly less cargo room than the Scion xD, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Mazda Mazda2 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion xD.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda2 and the 2014 Scion xD.
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MSRP*: $14,720 - $16,210
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|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$14,525 - $15,995||$15,124|
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