Ford Fiesta 2002 vs Toyota Yaris 1999

Ford Fiesta
2002 - 2005
Toyota Yaris
1999 - 2003
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.3 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 80 HP86 HP
Torque: 124 NM124 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.2 seconds13.1 seconds
Ford Fiesta engine produces 6 HP less power than Toyota Yaris, the torque is the same for both cars. Due to the lower power, Ford Fiesta reaches 100 km/h speed 0.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.46.7
Real fuel consumption: 6.7 l/100km7.2 l/100km
The Ford Fiesta is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Ford Fiesta consumes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Yaris, which means that by driving the Ford Fiesta over 15,000 km in a year you can save 45 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Ford Fiesta consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Yaris.
Fuel tank capacity: 45 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 700 km in combined cycle670 km in combined cycle
880 km on highway810 km on highway
670 km with real consumption620 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 6 years25 years
Engine spread: Used also on Ford FocusUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Toyota Yaris 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 m3.61 m
Width: 1.68 m1.66 m
Height: 1.46 m1.50 m
Ford Fiesta is larger, but slightly lower.
Ford Fiesta is 31 cm longer than the Toyota Yaris, 2 cm wider, while the height of Ford Fiesta is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 284 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
947 litresno data
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters9.8 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`530900
above average

Toyota Yaris has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Ford Fiesta has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Toyota Yaris, so Toyota Yaris quality is probably better
Average price (€): 10001200
Pros and Cons: Ford Fiesta has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • lower price
Toyota Yaris has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • fewer faults
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