2005 Honda Accord vs. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 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 2,360 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (160 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 30 kg more than 2013 Volkswagen Beetle.

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, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle (281 Nm) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (218 Nm). This means 2013 Volkswagen Beetle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2013 Volkswagen Beetle has manual transmission. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle
Make Honda Volkswagen
Model Accord Beetle
Year Released 2005 2013
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2360 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 160 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 281 Nm
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.6:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1380 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4278 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1808 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1486 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2537 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 6.9 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.8 L/100km 10.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 55 L


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