The horsepower is a characteristic that most of car fans pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the Mazda 323 VI that has by 3 horsepower more than the Toyota Prius II, which makes this vehicle a bit faster. Due to more horsepower the Mazda will as well give somewhat more flexiblility in specific gears.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Mazda 323 VI F is 1 percent wider when compared to the Toyota Prius II. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The Mazda has 58 mm longer wheelbase than Toyota. Consequently the Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73HP manual is safer and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable riding.
Number of doors
A five-door car generally is a hatchback and because of that the Mazda 323 VI F, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has an advantage over the 4-door Toyota Prius II which in turn has a smaller trunk cut off from the passenger compartment.