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1976 Holden Statesman vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Holden Statesman. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Holden Statesman would be higher. At 5,040 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Holden Statesman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Holden Statesman (238 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Holden Statesman should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 110 kg more than 1976 Holden Statesman.

Because 1976 Holden Statesman 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 1976 Holden Statesman. 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, 1976 Holden Statesman (427 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1976 Holden Statesman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1976 Holden Statesman has manual transmission. 1976 Holden Statesman 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:

1976 Holden Statesman 2005 Honda Accord
Make Holden Honda
Model Statesman Accord
Year Released 1976 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5040 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 238 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1535 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 5190 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2900 mm 2630 mm


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