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1971 Matra-Simca M530 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Matra-Simca M530. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Matra-Simca M530 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 67 more horse power than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. (71 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 710 kg more than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 Matra-Simca M530 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 1971 Matra-Simca M530. 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 219 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. (128 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1971 Matra-Simca M530 has manual transmission. 1971 Matra-Simca M530 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:

1971 Matra-Simca M530 2005 Honda Accord
Make Matra-Simca Honda
Model M530 Accord
Year Released 1971 2005
Engine Size 1699 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 71 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 128 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 935 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2630 mm


 

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