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1986 Honda Civic vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Honda Civic 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 13 more horse power than 1986 Honda Civic. (125 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1986 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 745 kg more than 1986 Honda Civic. 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 205 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Honda Civic. (142 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Honda Civic. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1986 Honda Civic has manual transmission. 1986 Honda Civic 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:

1986 Honda Civic 2005 Honda Accord
Make Honda Honda
Model Civic Accord
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1590 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 125 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 16.7:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3760 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2210 mm 2630 mm


 

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