How to Compare a Honda Jazz With a Toyota Verso

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How to Compare a Honda Jazz With a Toyota Verso
Comparing two similar cars can be headscratchingly confusing. (confused image by leafy from

When comparing different makes of cars, personal choice comes into play, along with the cold hard logic of the manufacturer's specifications. The Toyota Verso and the Honda Jazz are both compact cars, designed for the family market, with reasonable small engines and good fuel economy. Comparison of the two is best made by looking at manufacturer's specifications and by viewing and test driving the cars in person.

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    Obtain the specifications for each car. Visiting the manufacturer's website or go to a dealership and get a brochure of the car. Important specifications are engine size, power, safety features and dimensions of the car.

  2. 2

    Analyse the similarities of both cars and focus on the differences. For example, both the Verso and the Jazz are compact cars, have four doors, anti-lock braking systems, and driver and passenger airbags.

  3. 3

    Choose which engine sizes you want. If you want a smaller engined car of about 1.3 litre displacement, whether for insurance purposes or for better fuel economy, disregard the Verso, which comes with 1.6 litre or 1.8 litre engines. Alternatively, choose to look at the larger 1.5 engined Honda Jazz cars against the Verso models if you are looking for a car with more displacement.

  4. 4

    Check if the CO2 emissions of the cars will mean you'll pay more tax on the car year to year. This may be the case in some countries with emissions regulations.

  5. 5

    Inspect the cars in person at a dealership and see which car is more spacious. Sit in the rear seats as well as the front seats and see if the boot space is adequate for your needs. Both cars have rear seats that can fold down to create more cargo space.

  6. 6

    Take them both for a test drive. Driving the car will allow you to find which is more comfortable for you to drive. It will also allow you to physically judge the acceleration and steering capabilities of both cars, which will only be abstract specifications when viewed in the brochure.

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    Figure out which of the models of the Verso or Jazz you are contemplating buying is more economical on fuel by looking at the performance section of the manufacturer's website or brochure. For example, the 1.3 litre Jazz is more economical than the 1.5 litre Verso. A better fuel economy will save you money over the long term. You can perform this calculation on the Environmental Protection Agency's Fuel Economy website.

  8. 8

    Compare the extra features of both cars. If you have children, child locks and anchor points for safety seats will come in useful. The Toyota Verso also has seven seats to fit more passengers than the five-seater Honda Jazz.

  9. 9

    Compare the styling of both cars. You will be looking at the car everyday and aesthetics are important to most people.

  10. 10

    Find out the prices of both cars and judge if the individual features of the more expensive car are worth the extra money. Perform price comparisons by checking online car sales websites such as Autotrader or by looking at dealership prices.

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