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1977 Honda Accord vs. 2011 Lexus IS

To start off, 2011 Lexus IS is newer by 34 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 5,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Lexus IS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Lexus IS (416 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 336 more horse power than 1977 Honda Accord. (80 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Lexus IS should accelerate faster than 1977 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Lexus IS weights approximately 825 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.

Because 2011 Lexus IS 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 2011 Lexus IS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 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, 2011 Lexus IS (502 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 376 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Honda Accord. (126 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2011 Lexus IS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Honda Accord 2011 Lexus IS
Make Honda Lexus
Model Accord IS
Year Released 1977 2011
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 5000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 80 HP 416 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 126 Nm 502 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 1715 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4661 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1816 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1415 mm
Wheelbase Size 2390 mm 2728 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 64 L


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