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Hatchback Invasion: Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.4 D-4D TR 3dr (6sp) vs. Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 EX-T 5dr

September 18, 2010 by - Automotive Editor

Comparing the Toyota Hatchback against the Honda Jazz Hatchback. Comparison include car price, engine performance, physical and safety features.

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 EX-T 5dr

Comparing cars helps car buyers to know the good and bad sides of any vehicle as compared to another. This also allows car buyers to select the make and model of cars they want to have. Hatchbacks such as the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Jazz are also subjected to comparison. Car experts usually compare these vehicles in terms of its price, engine size and fuel consumption, and physical features.

1. Price

When it comes to pricing, the Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 EX-T 5dr is more expensive compared to the Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.4 D-4D TR 3dr (6sp). The target price of the Jazz is around $23, 311.07 while the Yaris is around $18, 488.88. In addition to this, a single unit of the Jazz costs $24, 400 and the Yaris costs $20, 408. It is obvious that the present price of the Yaris exceeds its target price while the latest market price of the Jazz wasn’t able to surpass its target price yet.

2. Engine size and fuel consumption

The Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D TR 3dr (6sp) has a 90 bhp 1.4 litre diesel engine. This engine is connected to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The sixth gear allows greater fuel efficiency when the vehicle runs on higher speed. The Yaris has estimated 67.3 mpg fuel consumption.

The Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 EX-T 5dr on the other hand has a 99 bhp 1.4 engine. The engine mates with a 6 speed semi-automatic gearbox with 0-62 mph acceleration in 13.9 seconds. The Jazz has a recorded fuel economy of 51.4 mpg.

Based on this, it seems that the Yaris has a better fuel economy compared to the Jazz. Maybe this is because of its smaller engine.

3. Physical features

When it comes to the interiors, there are several similarities as well as differences. The rear seats of the Jazz can be folded easily and so are the seats of a Yaris. The rear seats of the Jazz can be folded using a single hand while the Yaris’ seats can be flattened by a lever installed inside the car.

Besides this, driver seat adjustments of the Yaris is criticised for its failure to accommodate different features of its drivers. The driver seat’s height is not adjustable. The steering wheel’s height can be adjusted but its reach. The driver seat of a Honda Jazz on the other hand can be cranked up and down. The lay-out of its dashboard is sleek and impressive. The dashboard of the Honda Jazz also contains the buttons and knobs that control the functions of the car’s doors, windows, and lights.

4. Safety features

Both the Yaris and the Jazz hatchbacks are equipped with the latest car safety technologies. They both have driver and passenger airbags. The Yaris has three 3-point seatbelts while the Jazz has 5.

The brakes of these vehicles are quite different The Honda Jazz has hill start assist, ABS/EBD, and emergency brake assist. The Toyota Yaris on the other hand has the ABS/EBD and emergency brake assist only.

In this particular feature, the Jazz seems to be safer car compared to the Yaris.

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