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1995 Mazda RX-01 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mazda RX-01. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mazda RX-01 would be higher. At 2,614 cc, 1995 Mazda RX-01 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Mazda RX-01 (220 HP @ 8500 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Mazda RX-01 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 545 kg more than 1995 Mazda RX-01.

Because 1995 Mazda RX-01 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 1995 Mazda RX-01. 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 131 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mazda RX-01. (216 Nm @ 6000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mazda RX-01. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1995 Mazda RX-01 has manual transmission. 1995 Mazda RX-01 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:

1995 Mazda RX-01 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mazda Honda
Model RX-01 Accord
Year Released 1995 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2614 cc 2204 cc
Engine Type dual-disk rotary in-line
Horse Power 220 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 8500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 216 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 6000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 16.7:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2350 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 65 L


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