Electronic Brake Dist sys vs. Stability control


What is the differece between electronic brake distribution system and electronic stability control? I am trying to decide between the Honda Fit (EBDS) and the Mazda 3 (ESC). Are they similar?


This should answer your questions: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_ABS_EBD_EPS_in_a_car
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I wouldn’t be considering those features so much as the big differences between these cars. The fit has a very small 1.5 litre engine and is much slower than either of the Mazda 3 models. If fuel mileage is most important opt for the fit, but otherwise the 3 is the way to go.


thank you both!!


no difference,just diff names. trademark,and patent issues they do the same thing.



Not true. Stability control will kick in even when you don’t have your foot on the brakes.


Electronic brake distribution helps with braking however does nothing for your vehicle if it goes into a skid.

Electronic stability control is a much more useful and safe feature that will help prevent your vehicle from going into a skid in slippery conditions like the winter. It does not even require you to press the brake pedal. Your vehicle senses if it is going off track based on steering wheel angle and motion and if it senses this it will simply brake a single wheel in the rear to bring your vehicle back in the proper direction. The best professional driver cannot even replicate this as they don’t have the single wheel braking capability.

The two features are not even close to one another.


Maico is wrong.
Tardis and andrew are correct, and andrew’s explanation is very complete.
These are two totally different systems.


Electronic stability Control is a pretty standard operative discription used by most car maqnufacturers…opt for it in any car and indeed as preference over anything else. It’s a life saver and considered by CU as the best safety item to come along since the seat belt/ air bag. If you have ESC you will have ABS and possibly traction control which is worthwhile as well in snow country.