1989 Volkswagen Polo 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 Volkswagen Polo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Volkswagen Polo would be higher. At 1,272 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Honda Jazz (77 HP) has 33 more horse power than 1989 Volkswagen Polo. (44 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1989 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 208 kg more than 1989 Volkswagen Polo. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 34 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Volkswagen Polo. (76 Nm). This means 2010 Honda Jazz will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Volkswagen Polo.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Volkswagen Polo 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Polo Jazz
Year Released 1989 2010
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1272 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 77 HP
Torque 76 Nm 110 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 3660 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 42 L


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