1968 Volvo 120 vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Volvo 120. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Volvo 120 would be higher. At 1,777 cc (4 cylinders), 1968 Volvo 120 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Honda Jazz (77 HP) has 10 more horse power than 1968 Volvo 120. (67 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1968 Volvo 120. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 38 kg more than 1968 Volvo 120. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Volvo 120 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 1968 Volvo 120. 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, 1968 Volvo 120 (144 Nm) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 1968 Volvo 120 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Volvo 120 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Volvo Honda
Model 120 Jazz
Year Released 1968 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1777 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 67 HP 77 HP
Torque 144 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84.2 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1010 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2460 mm


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