2009 Nissan Maxima vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Nissan Maxima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Nissan Maxima would be higher. At 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Maxima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Maxima (291 HP) has 214 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Maxima should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Maxima weights approximately 569 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, 2009 Nissan Maxima (354 Nm) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 2009 Nissan Maxima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz. 2009 Nissan Maxima 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. 2009 Nissan Maxima will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Maxima 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Nissan Honda
Model Maxima Jazz
Year Released 2009 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 291 HP 77 HP
Torque 354 Nm 110 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.7 seconds 13.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1617 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4841 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1859 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1468 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2776 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 5.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 42 L


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