2003 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu would be higher. At 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu (200 HP) has 123 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chevrolet Malibu weights approximately 521 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.

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, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu (298 Nm) has 188 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 2003 Chevrolet Malibu will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz. 2003 Chevrolet Malibu has automatic transmission and 2010 Honda Jazz has manual transmission. 2010 Honda Jazz will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Chevrolet Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Chevrolet Malibu 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Malibu Jazz
Year Released 2003 2010
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3500 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 200 HP 77 HP
Torque 298 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 94 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84.1 mm 80 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1569 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 42 L


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