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2006 Porsche Boxster vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2006 Porsche Boxster is newer by 1 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 2,686 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Porsche Boxster is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Porsche Boxster (240 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Porsche Boxster should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Porsche Boxster weights approximately 90 kg more than 2005 Honda Accord. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Porsche Boxster is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2006 Porsche Boxster. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 77 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Porsche Boxster. (270 Nm @ 4700 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Porsche Boxster.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Porsche Boxster 2005 Honda Accord
Make Porsche Honda
Model Boxster Accord
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 2686 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 270 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4700 RPM 2000 RPM
Top Speed 253 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.4 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1735 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2420 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 65 L


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