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1996 Buick Park Avenue vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Buick Park Avenue. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Buick Park Avenue would be higher. At 3,798 cc (6 cylinders), 1996 Buick Park Avenue is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Buick Park Avenue (240 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Buick Park Avenue should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Buick Park Avenue weights approximately 95 kg more than 2005 Honda Accord. 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, 1996 Buick Park Avenue (387 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1996 Buick Park Avenue will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Buick Park Avenue 2005 Honda Accord
Make Buick Honda
Model Park Avenue Accord
Year Released 1996 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 387 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


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