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1970 Triumph 1300 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 Triumph 1300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Triumph 1300 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 78 more horse power than 1970 Triumph 1300. (60 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1970 Triumph 1300. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 730 kg more than 1970 Triumph 1300. 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 248 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Triumph 1300. (99 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Triumph 1300.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Triumph 1300 2005 Honda Accord
Make Triumph Honda
Model 1300 Accord
Year Released 1970 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1296 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 60 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 99 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 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 915 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3940 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 65 L


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