1989 Ford Escort vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Ford Escort would be higher. At 1,700 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Honda Jazz (77 HP) has 18 more horse power than 1989 Ford Escort. (59 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1989 Ford Escort.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 1 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Ford Escort. (109 Nm). This means 2010 Honda Jazz will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Ford Escort 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Ford Honda
Model Escort Jazz
Year Released 1989 2010
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1700 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 77 HP
Torque 109 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4030 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 42 L


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