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1972 Mazda Luce vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mazda Luce. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mazda Luce 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 68 more horse power than 1972 Mazda Luce. (70 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1972 Mazda Luce. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 495 kg more than 1972 Mazda Luce. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 229 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Mazda Luce. (118 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Mazda Luce.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Mazda Luce 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mazda Honda
Model Luce Accord
Year Released 1972 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1490 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 70 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 118 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2630 mm


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