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1966 Simca 1200S vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Simca 1200S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Simca 1200S 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 59 more horse power than 1966 Simca 1200S. (79 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1966 Simca 1200S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 790 kg more than 1966 Simca 1200S. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1966 Simca 1200S 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 1966 Simca 1200S. 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 241 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Simca 1200S. (106 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Simca 1200S. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1966 Simca 1200S has manual transmission. 1966 Simca 1200S 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:

1966 Simca 1200S 2005 Honda Accord
Make Simca Honda
Model 1200S Accord
Year Released 1966 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1204 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 79 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 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 855 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1280 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2240 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 65 L


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