1998 Honda Prelude vs. 2008 Hyundai Trajet

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Trajet is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Honda Prelude. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Honda Prelude would be higher. At 2,656 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Hyundai Trajet is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Hyundai Trajet (171 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 1998 Honda Prelude. (131 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Trajet should accelerate faster than 1998 Honda Prelude. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Trajet weights approximately 612 kg more than 1998 Honda Prelude. 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, 2008 Hyundai Trajet (251 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Honda Prelude. (178 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Trajet will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Honda Prelude. 2008 Hyundai Trajet has automatic transmission and 1998 Honda Prelude has manual transmission. 1998 Honda Prelude will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Hyundai Trajet will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Honda Prelude 2008 Hyundai Trajet
Make Honda Hyundai
Model Prelude Trajet
Year Released 1998 2008
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 2656 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 131 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 178 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 86.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1240 kg 1852 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2840 mm


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