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2003 Ford Mustang vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Ford Mustang. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Ford Mustang would be higher. At 4,601 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Ford Mustang (400 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 262 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 153 kg more than 2003 Ford Mustang.

Because 2003 Ford Mustang 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 2003 Ford Mustang. 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, 2003 Ford Mustang (530 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 183 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2003 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2003 Ford Mustang has manual transmission. 2003 Ford Mustang 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:

2003 Ford Mustang 2005 Honda Accord
Make Ford Honda
Model Mustang Accord
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4601 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 400 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 530 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1492 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2490 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 65 L


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