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1956 Porsche 356 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1956 Porsche 356. (70 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1956 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 895 kg more than 1956 Porsche 356. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1956 Porsche 356 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 1956 Porsche 356. 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. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1956 Porsche 356 has manual transmission. 1956 Porsche 356 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:

1956 Porsche 356 2005 Honda Accord
Make Porsche Honda
Model 356 Accord
Year Released 1956 2005
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1488 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 70 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 750 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2110 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 65 L


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