Mazda 323 1994 vs Citroen Xsara 1997

Mazda 323
1994 - 1997
Citroen Xsara
1997 - 2000
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Petrol1.4 Petrol


Power: 90 HP75 HP
Torque: 134 NM112 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.9 seconds14.1 seconds
Mazda 323 is more dynamic to drive.
Mazda 323 engine produces 15 HP more power than Citroen Xsara, whereas torque is 22 NM more than Citroen Xsara. Thanks to more power Mazda 323 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.27.2
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres54 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle750 km in combined cycle
910 km on highway930 km on highway
710 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption


Length: 4.24 m4.17 m
Width: 1.70 m1.70 m
Height: 1.36 m1.40 m
Mazda 323 is 7 cm longer than the Citroen Xsara, width is practically the same , while the height of Mazda 323 is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 300 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.7 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 323 is 0.5 metres less than that of the Citroen Xsara, which means Mazda 323 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`5751`100
Safety: no data
above average

Mazda 323 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Citroen Xsara has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Mazda 323, so Mazda 323 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 600600
Pros and Cons: Mazda 323 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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