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1955 Sunbeam Alpine vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Sunbeam Alpine would be higher. At 2,267 cc (4 cylinders), 1955 Sunbeam Alpine is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. (80 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 345 kg more than 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1955 Sunbeam Alpine is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 184 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. (163 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Sunbeam Alpine. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1955 Sunbeam Alpine has manual transmission. 1955 Sunbeam Alpine will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Sunbeam Alpine 2005 Honda Accord
Make Sunbeam Honda
Model Alpine Accord
Year Released 1955 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2267 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 80 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 7.4:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 148 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 65 L


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