Mazda 2 2010 vs Hyundai i20 2009

Mazda 2
2010 - 2015
Hyundai i20
2009 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.3 Petrol1.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 75 HP78 HP
Torque: 119 NM119 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds12.9 seconds
Hyundai i20 is a more dynamic driving.
Mazda 2 engine produces 3 HP less power than Hyundai i20, the torque is the same for both cars. Due to the lower power, Mazda 2 reaches 100 km/h speed 2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.15.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.0 l/100km6.3 l/100km
The Mazda 2 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Mazda 2 consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i20, which means that by driving the Mazda 2 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 15 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mazda 2 consumes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i20.
Fuel tank capacity: 43 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 840 km in combined cycle860 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway1000 km on highway
710 km with real consumption710 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 330'000 km390'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Hyundai i20 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 13 years16 years
Engine spread: Used also on Mazda 3Used also on Hyundai i10
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Hyundai i20 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Hyundai i20 engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 3.92 m3.94 m
Width: 1.70 m1.71 m
Height: 1.48 m1.49 m
Both cars are similar in size. Mazda 2 is 2 cm shorter than the Hyundai i20, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Mazda 2 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 250 litres295 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
787 litres1045 litres
Hyundai i20 has more luggage space.
Mazda 2 has 45 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai i20. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i20 (by 258 litres).
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 2 is 0.6 metres less than that of the Hyundai i20, which means Mazda 2 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`4851`515
Hyundai i20 is better rated in child safety tests. The Hyundai i20 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
above average

Mazda 2 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai i20 has serious deffects in 50 percent more cases than Mazda 2, so Mazda 2 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 32003400
Pros and Cons: Mazda 2 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Hyundai i20 has
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • higher children safety
  • better safety assist technologies
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