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2008 BMW X5 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 BMW X5 is newer by 3 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 4,799 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW X5 (351 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 213 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW X5 weights approximately 555 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 2008 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Honda Accord. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 BMW X5 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 BMW X5 (475 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 128 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW X5 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model X5 Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4799 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 351 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 475 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 246 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2200 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1770 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 65 L


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