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1995 Mazda MX-3 vs. 2004 Mazda 2

To start off, 2004 Mazda 2 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mazda MX-3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mazda MX-3 would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 1995 Mazda MX-3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Mazda MX-3 (106 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2004 Mazda 2. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Mazda MX-3 should accelerate faster than 2004 Mazda 2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Mazda MX-3 weights approximately 9 kg more than 2004 Mazda 2. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1995 Mazda MX-3 (134 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Mazda 2. (111 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1995 Mazda MX-3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Mazda 2.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Mazda MX-3 2004 Mazda 2
Make Mazda Mazda
Model MX-3 2
Year Released 1995 2004
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 134 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1059 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 45 L


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