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1983 Dodge Daytona vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Dodge Daytona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Dodge Daytona would be higher. At 2,212 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Dodge Daytona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1983 Dodge Daytona. (97 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1983 Dodge Daytona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 510 kg more than 1983 Dodge Daytona. 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 185 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Dodge Daytona. (162 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Dodge Daytona.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Dodge Daytona 2005 Honda Accord
Make Dodge Honda
Model Daytona Accord
Year Released 1983 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2212 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 97 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 162 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1135 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2630 mm


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