Mazda 2 2010 vs Mitsubishi Colt 2008

Mazda 2
2010 - 2015
Mitsubishi Colt
2008 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.3 Petrol1.3 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 75 HP95 HP
Torque: 119 NM125 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds11.1 seconds
Mitsubishi Colt is a more dynamic driving.
Mazda 2 engine produces 20 HP less power than Mitsubishi Colt, whereas torque is 6 NM less than Mitsubishi Colt. Due to the lower power, Mazda 2 reaches 100 km/h speed 3.8 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.15.8
Real fuel consumption: 6.0 l/100km6.5 l/100km
The Mazda 2 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Mazda 2 consumes 0.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mitsubishi Colt, which means that by driving the Mazda 2 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 105 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mazda 2 consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mitsubishi Colt.
Fuel tank capacity: 43 litres47 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 840 km in combined cycle810 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway970 km on highway
710 km with real consumption720 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 330'000 km280'000 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 Mazda 2 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 13 years20 years
Engine spread: Used also on Mazda 3Used also on Smart ForFour
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mitsubishi Colt might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 3.92 m3.94 m
Width: 1.70 m1.70 m
Height: 1.48 m1.55 m
Mazda 2 is 2 cm shorter than the Mitsubishi Colt, width is practically the same , while the height of Mazda 2 is 8 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 250 litres220 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
787 litres1032 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Mazda 2 has 30 litres more trunk space than the Mitsubishi Colt. The Mitsubishi Colt may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Mitsubishi Colt (by 245 litres).
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 2 is 1 metres less than that of the Mitsubishi Colt, which means Mazda 2 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`4851`460
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Mazda 2 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Mitsubishi Colt, so Mazda 2 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 32003200
Pros and Cons: Mazda 2 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
Mitsubishi Colt has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
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