The top speed of the Volkswagen is greater in comparison to this of the Mazda 626 V Hatchback which allows to cover the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 5 kilometers per hour is not big and is imperceptible in daily use.
Width of a car directly influences on interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate is widther by 1 percent in comparison to the Mazda 626 V and is not really worth considering. The average for the „mid-size” segment amounts to 1,764 mm and is by 3 percent smaller than the same feature of the Volkswagen.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Volkswagen Passat B4 that can carry 6 l more fuel in comparison to the Mazda 626 V Hatchback 2.0 TD 101HP manual. The medium fuel tank size in the large family cars segment, which is represented by the Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate 1.6 100HP manual, is 63 liters, whereas in mid-size class (represented by the Mazda 626 V Hatchback 2.0 TD 101HP manual) it amounts to 63 l.
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate 1.6 100HP manual has 9 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Mazda 626 V Hatchback 2.0 TD 101HP manual. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Volkswagen should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate is 23 mm longer in relation to the Mazda 626 V Hatchback 2.0 TD 101HP manual. Long cars are more spacious and in most cases have plenty of trunk space. While the Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate occurs to be better option for families or persons who value convenient driving, the Mazda 626 V Hatchback may be more appropriate to city drivers as it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of large size, the Volkswagen Passat B4 Estate 1.6 100HP manual, which is by 4 % higher than the Mazda 626 V, would be appropriate choice for you. However, compared vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much perceptible.