CAR COMPARISON: 2018 Honda Jazz vs. 2018 Mazda2 Hatchback

Wilbert Tan

The compact city car category offers so much value these days that pound-for-pound, it’s the class where you get the biggest bang for the buck. It wasn’t that long ago when buying a city car meant you have to compromise on space and refinement, but now, this supposedly entry-level category offers creature comforts that rival those way above its class. Take the Honda Jazz and Mazda2, for example–the former has a cabin size that would make its competitors blush, while the latter is a small car that’s genuinely upscale in every aspect. The best thing about both cars? Their price tag is well within the budget of most car buyers. Though this is generally an advantage, it’s also what makes it hard to choose between them. CARMUDI PHILIPPINES provides a spec-by-spec comparison of the top variants of two of the hottest compact cars in the land to inform your purchase.


Specs Honda Jazz 1.5 RS Navi CVT Mazda2 Premium Series
LWH (mm) 4035 x 1694 x 1524 4060 x 1695 x 1495
Engine Chain Drive SOHC i-VTEC 4 cylinder, 16-valves SKYACTIV-G In-line 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16 Valves
Displacement (cc) 1497 1496
Curb Weight (kg) 1085 1058
Max Output (hp/rpm) 118/6600 107/6000
Max Torque (Nm/rpm) 145/4800 139/4000
Transmission Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic with Sport Mode
Suspension Independent MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer / H-shaped Torsion Beam with Stabilizer MacPherson Struts / Torsion Beam Axle
Brakes Front/Rear Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc Ventilated Discs / Solid Discs
Wheelbase (mm) 2530 2570
Ground Clearance (mm) 150 152
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline
Seating Capacity 5 5
Cargo Capacity (L) 384 280
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 40 44
Wheels 16-inch x 6J Gloss Black Aluminum Alloy 16-inch x 5.5J Aluminum Alloy
Airbags Driver and Passenger Driver and Passenger
Reverse Camera Yes Yes
Sunroof NA NA
Headlights LED LED with Auto On/Off
Foglights Yes Yes
Taillights LED LED
Price P1,078,000 P1,085,000

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