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2005 Honda Accord vs. 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 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 18 more horse power than 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. (120 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 430 kg more than 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. 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 164 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. (183 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Honda Accord 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make Honda Chevrolet
Model Accord Cavalier
Year Released 2005 1999
Body Type Station Wagon Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2204 cc 2190 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 16.7:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 57 L


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