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2003 Renault Megane 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 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Renault Megane would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 138 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 255 kg more than 2003 Renault Megane.

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 147 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Renault Megane. (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Renault Megane. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2003 Renault Megane has manual transmission. 2003 Renault Megane 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 Renault Megane 2005 Honda Accord
Make Renault Honda
Model Megane 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 138 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1390 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


 

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