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1988 Suzuki Samurai vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Suzuki Samurai. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Suzuki Samurai 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 70 more horse power than 1988 Suzuki Samurai. (68 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1988 Suzuki Samurai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 715 kg more than 1988 Suzuki Samurai. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1988 Suzuki Samurai is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Honda Accord. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1988 Suzuki Samurai will offer significantly more control. 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 244 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Suzuki Samurai. (103 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Suzuki Samurai. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1988 Suzuki Samurai has manual transmission. 1988 Suzuki Samurai 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:

1988 Suzuki Samurai 2005 Honda Accord
Make Suzuki Honda
Model Samurai Accord
Year Released 1988 2005
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 68 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 103 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 930 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3450 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2630 mm


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