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1978 Renault 5 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Renault 5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Renault 5 would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 915 kg more than 1978 Renault 5.

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. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1978 Renault 5 has manual transmission. 1978 Renault 5 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:

1978 Renault 5 2005 Honda Accord
Make Renault Honda
Model 5 Accord
Year Released 1978 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 845 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 730 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3530 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2630 mm


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