Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP vs Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73HP manual

Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP

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5 reasons for

Toyota Prius II, model available from 2000 to 2003.
It has 1.5 VVT-i 70HP petrol engine produced from 2000 to 2003.
Drive has manual gearbox.

4 reasons for

Mazda 323 VI F, model available from 1998 to 2003.
It has 1.3 i 16V 73HP petrol engine produced from 1998 to 2003.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73HP manual

5 reasons for Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70KM in comparison to Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73HP manual

Reasons for


4,315 > 4,202 mm
The Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP is 3 percent longer in comparison to the Mazda 323 VI. The length of the vehicle is significant in respect of travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Toyota Prius II probably will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Toyota will be better driven ,however, the Mazda will be a bit easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.

Rear track

1,480 > 1,470 mm

Model release date

2000 > 1998
Given that the Mazda's production started only 2 years prior to the Toyota Prius II, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles shouldn’t be really big, however, the Toyota Prius II might have a bit more modern solutions applied in it.


1,480 > 1,411 mm
If you are a tall driver or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP, which is by 5 % higher than the Mazda 323 VI, is better choice for you. However, compared vehicles do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much perceptible.

Front track

1,477 > 1,470 mm


4 reasons for Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73KM manual in comparison to Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP

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Maximal power

73 > 70 hp
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.


1,705 > 1,695 mm
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.


2,603 > 2,545 mm
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

5 > 4
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.

Cars specifications

Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP Mazda 323 VI F 1.3 i 16V 73HP manual
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 2000 1998
    Facelifting no no
    Class C C
    Payload - 1,508 kg
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