1996 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Mercedes-Benz C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Mercedes-Benz C would be higher. At 1,797 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Mercedes-Benz C (120 HP) has 43 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 362 kg more than 2010 Honda Jazz. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1996 Mercedes-Benz C 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz C. 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, 1996 Mercedes-Benz C (170 Nm) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 1996 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mercedes-Benz C 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model C Jazz
Year Released 1996 2010
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1797 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 120 HP 77 HP
Torque 170 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 85.3 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.7 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 42 L


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