1976 Mazda 818 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 Mazda 818. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Mazda 818 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 70 more horse power than 1976 Mazda 818. (68 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1976 Mazda 818. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 643 kg more than 1976 Mazda 818. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1976 Mazda 818 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 Mazda 818. 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 255 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Mazda 818. (92 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Mazda 818.
Compare all specifications:
|1976 Mazda 818||2005 Honda Accord|
|Engine Size||1272 cc||2204 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||68 HP||138 HP|
|Engine RPM||6200 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Torque||92 Nm||347 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||2000 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1002 kg||1645 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4100 mm||4760 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1600 mm||1770 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1410 mm||1480 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2320 mm||2630 mm|