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1975 Datsun 280Z vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Datsun 280Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Datsun 280Z would be higher. At 2,753 cc (6 cylinders), 1975 Datsun 280Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Datsun 280Z (150 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Datsun 280Z should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 341 kg more than 1975 Datsun 280Z.

Because 1975 Datsun 280Z 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 1975 Datsun 280Z. 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 126 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Datsun 280Z. (221 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Datsun 280Z.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Datsun 280Z 2005 Honda Accord
Make Datsun Honda
Model 280Z Accord
Year Released 1975 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2753 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 150 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 221 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.3:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1304 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4399 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1631 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2304 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 65 L


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