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1982 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Ford Escort 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 35 more horse power than 1982 Ford Escort. (103 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1982 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 721 kg more than 1982 Ford Escort. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 210 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Ford Escort. (137 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Ford Escort. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1982 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1982 Ford Escort 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:

1982 Ford Escort 2005 Honda Accord
Make Ford Honda
Model Escort Accord
Year Released 1982 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 103 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 137 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 187 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 924 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 65 L


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