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2005 Honda Accord vs. 1985 Nissan Skyline

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Nissan Skyline. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Nissan Skyline 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 45 more horse power than 1985 Nissan Skyline. (93 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1985 Nissan Skyline. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 595 kg more than 1985 Nissan Skyline. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Nissan Skyline 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 1985 Nissan Skyline. 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 198 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Nissan Skyline. (149 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Nissan Skyline.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Honda Accord 1985 Nissan Skyline
Make Honda Nissan
Model Accord Skyline
Year Released 2005 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2204 cc 1809 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 93 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2620 mm


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