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1967 Citroen DS vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1967 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1967 Citroen DS 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 30 more horse power than 1967 Citroen DS. (108 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1967 Citroen DS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 193 kg more than 1967 Citroen DS. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 170 more torque (in Nm) than 1967 Citroen DS. (177 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1967 Citroen DS.

Compare all specifications:

1967 Citroen DS 2005 Honda Accord
Make Citroen Honda
Model DS Accord
Year Released 1967 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2175 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 177 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.8:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 65 L


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