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2009 Mazda 2 vs. 2002 Honda Z

To start off, 2009 Mazda 2 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Honda Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Honda Z would be higher. At 1,498 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Mazda 2 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mazda 2 (102 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 51 more horse power than 2002 Honda Z. (51 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mazda 2 should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Z.

Because 2002 Honda Z is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Mazda 2. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Honda Z will offer significantly more control. 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, 2009 Mazda 2 (137 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 77 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Z. (60 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Mazda 2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Z. 2002 Honda Z has automatic transmission and 2009 Mazda 2 has manual transmission. 2009 Mazda 2 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Honda Z will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mazda 2 2002 Honda Z
Make Mazda Honda
Model 2 Z
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1498 cc 656 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 102 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 137 Nm 60 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 66 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.4 mm 64 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 3890 mm 3410 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 L 35 L


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