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1984 Lotus Esprit vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Lotus Esprit. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Lotus Esprit would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Lotus Esprit (158 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1984 Lotus Esprit should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 578 kg more than 1984 Lotus Esprit.

Because 1984 Lotus Esprit 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 1984 Lotus Esprit. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Lotus Esprit. (217 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Lotus Esprit. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1984 Lotus Esprit has manual transmission. 1984 Lotus Esprit 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:

1984 Lotus Esprit 2005 Honda Accord
Make Lotus Honda
Model Esprit Accord
Year Released 1984 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 2174 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 217 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1067 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1120 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.3 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 31 L 65 L


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