1980 Reliant Kitten vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Reliant Kitten. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Reliant Kitten 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 38 more horse power than 1980 Reliant Kitten. (39 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1980 Reliant Kitten. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 513 kg more than 1980 Reliant Kitten. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Reliant Kitten 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 1980 Reliant Kitten. 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 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Reliant Kitten. (63 Nm). This means 2010 Honda Jazz will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Reliant Kitten.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Reliant Kitten 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Reliant Honda
Model Kitten Jazz
Year Released 1980 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 848 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 39 HP 77 HP
Torque 63 Nm 110 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 535 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 3330 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2150 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 27 L 42 L


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