Mazda Demio vs Nissan March Comparison

Mazda is not one of the biggest automakers but it has built a reputation for making good cars, while Nissan is one of the biggest automakers and one that has a good reputation in car manufacturing. In this article, we are going to compare Mazda’s Demio vs Nissan’s March by taking a look at their interior, exterior, engines, and practicality.


Mazda Demio vs Nissan March Side-By-Side Comparison

(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of February 2021.) 

 Mazda DemioNissan March
Generations4 (DW, DY, DE, DJ)5 (K10, K11, K12, K13, K14)
Production Year1996 - Present1982 - Present
Performance84 HP - 108 HP54 HP - 110 HP
Fuel Consumption11.90 KM/L - 38.2 KM/L15.62 KM/L - 26.32 KM/L
DrivetrainFWD and 4WDFWD and 4WD
Key Features-CD Player, Power Steering, Airbag, Power Window,

Radio, A/C, ABS, DVD, Back Camera, Keyless Entry
-Radio, CD Player, Airbag, Power Steering, Power-

Window, A/C, ABS, Keyless Entry, Back Camera
Seating Capacity5 Passengers5 Passengers
BE FORWARD Price

US$ 420 - US$ 16,120US$ 470 - US$ 26,470

 

Interior and Exterior Comparison

 

Mazda Demio

Exterior

The Demio is one of the prettiest subcompact cars with a sleek and traditional hatchback shape.

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The front end is adorned by a simple and stylish grille with a chrome frame. Its eagle-eyes headlights are appealing and pretty, giving the front end an enduringly smart finish. On the sides, there are swooping lines that run from the front and into the rear where they meet a well-conceived rear end on the rear lights.

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Interior

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Inside, the Demio is so impressive. The seats are comfortable for a car in this category, the driving position is really strong and the rake and reach adjustable steering wheel is so useful as it enables the driver to quickly and easily adjust the steering to the ideal driving position.

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The three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped in thick leather with control buttons on it, above it, you find the binnacle with a big analog speedometer at the center flanked by two digital displays, on the left is the tachometer, and on the right, it displays the trip meter, exterior temperature, and fuel gauge.

At the top of the dash, you find the infotainment touchscreen with touch functionalities that work only when the car is stationary, when the car is on the move it is operated by a click wheel. The dials are clear and user friendly; the USB ports are well placed just above the handy phone-stowage tray.

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The Demio is not short of storage areas such as the glove box, cup holders, bottle holders, and front-seat pockets. The Demio has a 280-liter boot that expands to 950 liters with rear seats folded down.

Safety

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The Demio comes fitted with basic safety equipment as standard, which includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), hill-start assist, tire-pressure monitoring, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance.

 

Nissan March

Exterior

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The March has a cute and cheerful exterior. The front end features a Nissan V-motion chrome-plated grille with the March’s new “frog eye” raised headlights. The roof is arch styled, engineered to create more interior headroom.

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Interior

The March has a well-finished interior that is bright and airy due to its large windows.

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The dashboard is round and curvy with clear and easy to read instruments. The March comes with plenty of storage areas such as two cup holders and a cubby hole on the center console, two glove boxes, and a storage shelf.

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The seats are comfortable, soft, and supportive. The driver’s seat offers a high driving position with manual back and forth adjustments. The rear seat is a bit narrow enough to accommodate two adults comfortably, three is a crowd. Relative to its size, the March has good leg and headroom.

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The March has a 251-liter boot that can be extended by folding the rear seat.
Other features include the 5.8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and satellite-navigation.

Safety

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The March was built with safety in mind, and it features a couple of safety technologies such as crumple zones, dual front airbags, curtain and side airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, pre-tensioner seat belts, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and a three-point center seatbelt.

 

Engine, Performance & Fuel Efficiency

 

Mazda Demio

The Demio has utilized several engines over its 4 generations.
Below we have listed the engines and transmissions by generation.

1st generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.3-liter B3-ME petrol engine produces 84 HP with average fuel consumption of 17.54 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter B5-ME petrol engine produces 99 HP with average fuel consumption of 12 KM/L.
Power from the engines was transmitted to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.

2nd generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.3-liter ZJ-VE petrol engine produces 90HP with average fuel consumption of 18.87 KM/L
– The 4-cylinder 1.5-liter ZY-VE produces 111 HP with average fuel consumption of 14.08 KM/L while maintaining the same transmission from the first generation.
The e-4WD drive option was introduced in this generation.

3rd generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo-diesel S5 SkyActiv-D engine produces 103 HP with average fuel consumption of 11.90 KM/L.
The 1.3-liter ZJ-VE and the 1.5-liter ZY-VE engines were still being used in this generation as well. Transmission of power to the wheels was achieved via a 4-speed auto, 5-speed manual, or CVT transmissions.

4rth generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G (F-P5) petrol engine produces 108 HP with average fuel consumption of 18.18 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter SkyActiv-D (S5-DPTS) diesel produces 104 HP with average fuel consumption of 26.44 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter SkyActiv-Hybrid (F-P5+) engines produce 90 HP with average fuel consumption of 18.87 KM/L.
Power from the engines was transferred to the wheels via a Manual 5-speed SkyActiv-MT, a manual 6-speed SkyActiv-MT, or an automatic 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive transmission.

 

Nissan March

The March has utilized several engines over its 5 generations.
Below we have listed the engines and transmissions by generation.

1st generation

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– The turbocharged inline 4-cylinder 1.0-liter (MA09ERT) petrol engine produces 110 HP with average fuel consumption of 16 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.0-liter (MA10S) petrol engine produces 54 HP with average fuel consumption of 19.60 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.2-liter (MA12S) petrol engine produces 60 HP with average fuel consumption of 18.20 KM/L.
Power from the engines is transmitted to the wheels via a 4-speed manual, 5-speed manual, or 3-speed automatic transmission.

2nd generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.0-liter (CG10DE) petrol engine produces 54 HP with average fuel consumption of 16.67 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.3-liter (CG13DE) petrol engine produces 78 HP with average fuel consumption of 16.40 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.4-liter (CGA3DE) petrol engine produces 82 HP with average fuel consumption of 15.62 KM/L.
Power from the engines is transmitted to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or CVT automatic transmission.

3rd generation

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– The inline 4-cylinder 1.2-liter (CR12DE) petrol engine produces 80 HP with average fuel consumption of 16.95 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.4-liter (CR14DE) petrol engine produces 88 HP with average fuel consumption of 15.87 KM/L.
– The inline 4-cylinder 1.5-liter (HR15DE) petrol engine produces 82 HP with average fuel consumption of 19.40 KM/L.
Power from the engines is transmitted to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or CVT automatic transmission.

4rth generation

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– The inline 3-cylinder 1.2-liter (HR12DE) petrol engine produces 80 HP with average fuel consumption of 20 KM/L.
– The inline 3-cylinder supercharged 1.2-liter (HR12DDR) DIG petrol engine produces 97 HP with average fuel consumption of 26.32 KM/L.
Power from the engines is transmitted to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or CVT automatic transmission.

 

Final Verdict

The Mazda Demio and Nissan March are not the most powerful, the biggest, or the cheapest car in the subcompact segment, but they are sensible, fun, and safe. These two car models offer decent space, fabulous dynamics, sensibly laid out cabins, and competitive price tags.

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Written by: Samuel Mponezya

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