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1970 Saab 99 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Saab 99. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Saab 99 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 52 more horse power than 1970 Saab 99. (86 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1970 Saab 99. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 575 kg more than 1970 Saab 99. 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 217 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Saab 99. (130 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Saab 99.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Saab 99 2005 Honda Accord
Make Saab Honda
Model 99 Accord
Year Released 1970 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1709 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 86 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 130 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1070 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 54 L 65 L


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