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2005 Honda Accord vs. 2013 Mazda 6

To start off, 2013 Mazda 6 is newer by 8 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 2,489 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Mazda 6 (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 146 kg more than 2013 Mazda 6.

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 121 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Mazda 6. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Mazda 6. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2013 Mazda 6 has manual transmission. 2013 Mazda 6 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:

2005 Honda Accord 2013 Mazda 6
Make Honda Mazda
Model Accord 6
Year Released 2005 2013
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2204 cc 2489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 16.7:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1499 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4940 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 70 L


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