The wheelbase of a car equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable car's weight distribution. Mazda has 2 percent longer wheelbase distance than Honda Civic IV Coupe 1.4 90HP. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Mazda 323 I should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Mazda 323 I is 80 millimeters longer than the Honda Civic IV. Long cars more of passenger space and also provide more storage space. While the Mazda 323 I 1.4 69HP seems to be better choice for families or drivers who love the idea of convenient driving, the Honda Civic IV Coupe 1.4 90HP may appeal to women because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk thinks of big dimensions, the Mazda 323 I, which is by 112 millimeters higher than the Honda Civic IV Coupe, would be appropriate pick for you. However, these two vehicles do not differ much in its height and it should not be much noticeable.