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1976 Maserati Merak 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 Maserati Merak. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Maserati Merak would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Maserati Merak (157 HP @ 7100 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Maserati Merak should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 295 kg more than 1976 Maserati Merak.

Because 1976 Maserati Merak 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 Maserati Merak. 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. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1976 Maserati Merak has manual transmission. 1976 Maserati Merak 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 Maserati Merak 2005 Honda Accord
Make Maserati Honda
Model Merak Accord
Year Released 1976 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Size 1999 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 157 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 7100 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1350 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4340 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1140 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2630 mm


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