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1985 Morgan 4 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Morgan 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Morgan 4 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 42 more horse power than 1985 Morgan 4. (96 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1985 Morgan 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 820 kg more than 1985 Morgan 4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Morgan 4 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 1985 Morgan 4. 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 215 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Morgan 4. (132 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Morgan 4. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1985 Morgan 4 has manual transmission. 1985 Morgan 4 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:

1985 Morgan 4 2005 Honda Accord
Make Morgan Honda
Model 4 Accord
Year Released 1985 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 96 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 132 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 825 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3670 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2630 mm


 

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