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1979 Seat 131 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 Seat 131. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Seat 131 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 6 more horse power than 1979 Seat 131. (132 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1979 Seat 131. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 640 kg more than 1979 Seat 131. 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. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1979 Seat 131 has manual transmission. 1979 Seat 131 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:

1979 Seat 131 2005 Honda Accord
Make Seat Honda
Model 131 Accord
Year Released 1979 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 132 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2630 mm


 

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