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1977 Honda Accord vs. 2003 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2003 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Honda Accord would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Volkswagen Golf (113 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1977 Honda Accord. (80 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 1977 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 215 kg more than 1977 Honda Accord. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2003 Volkswagen Golf (172 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Honda Accord. (126 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2003 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Honda Accord 2003 Volkswagen Golf
Make Honda Volkswagen
Model Accord Golf
Year Released 1977 2003
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 80 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 126 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4148 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1735 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2390 mm 2512 mm


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