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1979 Daihatsu Taft vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Daihatsu Taft. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Daihatsu Taft 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 94 more horse power than 1979 Daihatsu Taft. (44 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1979 Daihatsu Taft. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 625 kg more than 1979 Daihatsu Taft. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Daihatsu Taft is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Honda Accord. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1979 Daihatsu Taft will offer significantly more control. 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 284 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Daihatsu Taft. (63 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Daihatsu Taft.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Daihatsu Taft 2005 Honda Accord
Make Daihatsu Honda
Model Taft Accord
Year Released 1979 2005
Engine Size 958 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 63 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Vehicle Weight 1020 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3370 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1470 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2030 mm 2630 mm


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