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2003 Opel Astra 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 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Opel Astra would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 2003 Opel Astra. (82 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 260 kg more than 2003 Opel Astra. 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 162 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Astra. (185 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Astra 2005 Honda Accord
Make Opel Honda
Model Astra Accord
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 82 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 185 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 170 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 15.5 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 65 L


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