2010 Honda Jazz vs. 2009 BMW 318

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 BMW 318. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 BMW 318 would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 BMW 318 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 318 (148 HP) has 71 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 318 should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 318 weights approximately 532 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.

Because 2009 BMW 318 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 2009 BMW 318. 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, 2009 BMW 318 (200 Nm) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 2009 BMW 318 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz. 2009 BMW 318 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 BMW 318 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Honda Jazz 2009 BMW 318
Make Honda BMW
Model Jazz 318
Year Released 2010 2009
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1245 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 77 HP 148 HP
Torque 110 Nm 200 Nm
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 170 km/hour 207 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.4 seconds 10.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1048 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3840 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.5 L/100km 8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 63 L


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