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1980 Pontiac Grand Prix vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix would be higher. At 4,954 cc (8 cylinders), 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 181 kg more than 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Because 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 1980 Pontiac Grand Prix. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 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.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Pontiac Grand Prix 2005 Honda Accord
Make Pontiac Honda
Model Grand Prix Accord
Year Released 1980 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4954 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1464 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 5130 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 65 L


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