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1970 Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Toyota Corolla 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 61 more horse power than 1970 Toyota Corolla. (77 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1970 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 815 kg more than 1970 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Toyota Corolla 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 1970 Toyota Corolla. 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 252 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Toyota Corolla. (95 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Toyota Corolla. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1970 Toyota Corolla has manual transmission. 1970 Toyota Corolla 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:

1970 Toyota Corolla 2005 Honda Accord
Make Toyota Honda
Model Corolla Accord
Year Released 1970 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 77 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 161 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 830 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2630 mm


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