MPVs have always been famous as family cars and the purchase decision used to be so simple. People used to buy them just by looking at their engine size, fuel consumption, exterior and interior. Now, two MPVs can look almost the same but their technical specifications could be quite different. A head-to-head study of Toyota Wish vs Mazda Premacy will prove that these two cars have many different features despite both being MPVs manufactured by Toyota and Mazda.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of February 2021.)
Toyota Wish Mazda Premacy
Capacity/Doors 7 seats/4 doors 7 seats/4 doors
Torque 176Nm @ 4400rpm 186 Nm @4500
Top Speed 180 km/h 180 km/h
0-100 km/h 10.8 secs – 11.3 secs 12.5 sec.
Max Power 144 Bhp / 6400 rpm 110 kW @6200 rpm
Engine 1.8 – 2.0L 1.8L - 2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity 60L 60L
Key Features -6 SRS Airbags, ABS, Automatic Engine Braking, S-VSC -3 Point seat belts with ELR, ABS, Advanced
Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System.,
dynamic stability control(DSC), EBD, SRS Airbags
Gearbox CVT CVT
Fuel Consumption 16.0 km/L 18.0 Km/L
Length x Width x Height 4.73×1.84×1.69 m 4.56×1.74×1.61 m
BE FORWARD PRICE USD 1,430 – 16,390 USD 1,230 – 18,500
Interior and Exterior Comparison
Currently in its second generation, the Toyota Wish was produced in 2003 exclusively for the Japan market. The first generation identified as the AE10 was in production from 2003 – 2009 and the second generation recognized as the AE20 was in production from 2009 – 2017. It can be credited for its versatile MPV design, exceptional fuel economy and dependability.
Some variants of Toyota Wish have some sense of sporty looks that appeal to the young as well. Carrying capacity is one of its strengths. The exterior design combined elements of old stylish, and modern sports looking. Moreover, a design that was uniform to the back doors and advanced exterior was achieved.
(a) Cabin Storage
Inside, the Toyota Wish can be explained as standard but useful with a simple design and controls which are easily reachable to the driver. The space on the first row and second row is good enough but in the third row, the leg space is tight especially for tall passengers and not comfortable for long-distance travel.
The Toyota Wish still offers some resourceful storage sections that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, documents, and beverages. At the first row, there is a door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, a glove-box, and a center dish that stretches to the back. On the second row, there are door pockets and storage is on the front seat jacket pockets. On the third row, there are 2 storage compartments on the sides.
(b) Cabin Space
The Toyota Wish has a big boot space making it a useful car for medium to large families or sometimes become useful for commercial uses. The rear seats fold seamlessly into the floor to open space for a large boot that can carry sizable luggage.
The Mazda Premacy is a minivan that was in production from 1999 to 2017 which was produced by the car manufacturer Mazda. It gained modest success in many markets but currently remained in the shadows of the more successful Toyota Wish. This is mainly due to the strength of the Toyota brand and nothing else.
Mazda Premacy has been in production for three generations since 1999. The seating capacity is the same as the Toyota Wish.
(a) Cabin Storage
The Mazda Premacy is a large car with a big cabin that offers comfortable seating. In the first row, the driver is afforded good space and the seat can adjust far back enough to carry a tall driver. The passenger seat is likewise well spaced and can adjust as required. On the second row, the space is excellent for all three seats. On the third row, the space is ideal for children and passengers of average height.
There are several storage compartments in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, goggles, handbags, etc. In the first row, there are 4 cup-holders, door panel storage, and a glove-box. For the second row, there are front seat jacket pockets and 2 cup-holders. On the third row, there are 2 cup-holders. One thing we find very useful with the Premacy is the secret storage compartment under the second-row seats. This is perfect for storing electronic valuables such as laptops and cameras from prying eyes.
(b) Cargo Space
In the seven-seat outline, the boot space is similar to that of a small hatchback and can carry small to medium luggage. With the third-row seats folded down, the boot is large and can carry a lot of luggage. With the third row and second-row seats folded down, the Premacy transforms into a cargo van.
Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption
(a) Engine & Performance
Toyota Wish has a top speed of 180kph and has a fast gain in acceleration from 0-100kph in 11.3 sec for Toyota Wish powered with 1.8L engine while the Toyota Wish equipped with a 2.0L engine gains 10.8 sec. The Toyota Wish mated by a 2.0 L 3ZR-FAE I4 petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 153 bhp or 155 PS, the Toyota Wish equipped with a 1.8 L 2ZR-FAE petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 141 bhp (105kW).
(b) Fuel Consumption
Toyota Wish’s fuel consumption is around 16.0 km/L for the Toyota Wish mated by 1.8L 2ZR-FAE engine while the Wish with 2.0L 3ZR-FAE is around 15.2km/L.
(a) Engine & Performance
The Mazda Premacy powered with two engine options are; a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G and a 2.0L MZR DOHC DISI engine that mated to an option of 3 transmissions; a 5-speed EC-AT (Activematic) transmission for 2WD models, a 6-Speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6EC-AC automatic transmission, and a 4-speed EC-AT transmission for 4WD models.
The Mazda Premacy mated with a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G engine produces a maximum power output of 110 kW at 6200 rpm, it has quick acceleration from 0 – 100km at 12.5 sec.
(b) Fuel Consumption
Mazda Premacy’s fuel consumption is around 18.0 km/L for the Mazda Premacy mated by SKYACTIV-G 2.0L while the Premacy with 2.0L is around 14.0km/L.
Both cars have similar looks but differ in technical specifications. They both seem to be great at town driving and long trip traveling but Toyota Wish remains top at the markets with no doubt because it carries the popular Toyota name. The Mazda Premacy is a classic car thanks to its significant technology changes that come at a higher price compared to Toyota Wish.
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Written by: Josephat Lukaza