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2005 Honda Accord vs. 2012 Honda Civic

To start off, 2012 Honda Civic is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Accord would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Honda Civic (140 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Honda Civic should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 447 kg more than 2012 Honda Civic.

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 174 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Honda Civic. (173 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Honda Accord 2012 Honda Civic
Make Honda Honda
Model Accord Civic
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2204 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 173 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4300 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1198 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 50 L


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