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2007 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 2 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, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 421 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 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 199 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Golf 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:

2007 Volkswagen Golf 2005 Honda Accord
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Golf Accord
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 101 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 148 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 185 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.9 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1224 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


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