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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, both 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle and 2005 Honda Accord were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 39 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (99 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 347 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 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 107 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (240 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle has manual transmission. 2005 Volkswagen New 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 Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 Honda Accord
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model New Beetle Accord
Year Released 2005 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 99 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 19.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 177 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.7 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1298 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.5 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


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