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1997 Renault Clio vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Renault Clio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Renault Clio 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 18 more horse power than 1997 Renault Clio. (59 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz should accelerate faster than 1997 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 193 kg more than 1997 Renault Clio. 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 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Renault Clio. (85 Nm). This means 2010 Honda Jazz will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Renault Clio.

Compare all specifications:

1997 Renault Clio 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Renault Honda
Model Clio Jazz
Year Released 1997 2010
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1170 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 77 HP
Torque 85 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 75.8 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 64.9 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline 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 855 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 3710 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 42 L


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