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1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata would be higher. At 1,840 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata (138 HP) has 61 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Honda Jazz weights approximately 23 kg more than 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Because 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata. 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, 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata (162 Nm) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Mazda Honda
Model MX-5 Miata Jazz
Year Released 1999 2010
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1840 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 77 HP
Torque 162 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 205 km/hour 170 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 13.4 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1025 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 3980 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1230 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2270 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.5 L/100km 5.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 42 L


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