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1997 Volkswagen W12 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Volkswagen W12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Volkswagen W12 would be higher. At 5,600 cc (12 cylinders), 1997 Volkswagen W12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Volkswagen W12 (420 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 282 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1997 Volkswagen W12 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 445 kg more than 1997 Volkswagen W12.

Because 1997 Volkswagen W12 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 1997 Volkswagen W12. 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, 1997 Volkswagen W12 (719 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 372 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1997 Volkswagen W12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1997 Volkswagen W12 2005 Honda Accord
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model W12 Accord
Year Released 1997 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 5600 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type W in-line
Horse Power 420 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 719 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 321 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


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