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1955 Austin A 40 vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 55 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 40 would be higher. At 1,245 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Honda Jazz is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Honda Jazz (77 HP) has 36 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 40. (41 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 18 kg more than 1955 Austin A 40. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1955 Austin A 40 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1955 Austin A 40. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2010 Honda Jazz (110 Nm) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 40. (79 Nm). This means 2010 Honda Jazz will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 40.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 40 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Austin Honda
Model A 40 Jazz
Year Released 1955 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1200 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 41 HP 77 HP
Torque 79 Nm 110 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4130 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 54 L 42 L


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