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1992 Honda Prelude vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Honda Prelude. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Honda Prelude would be higher. At 2,257 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Honda Prelude is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Honda Prelude (158 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Honda Prelude should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 335 kg more than 1992 Honda Prelude.

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 138 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Honda Prelude. (209 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Honda Prelude. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1992 Honda Prelude has manual transmission. 1992 Honda Prelude 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:

1992 Honda Prelude 2005 Honda Accord
Make Honda Honda
Model Prelude Accord
Year Released 1992 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2257 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 209 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 213 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1310 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 65 L


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