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2008 Ford Focus vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Ford Focus 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 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Focus (141 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 538 kg more than 2008 Ford Focus.

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 163 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Ford Focus. (184 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Ford Focus. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2008 Ford Focus has manual transmission. 2008 Ford Focus 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:

2008 Ford Focus 2005 Honda Accord
Make Ford Honda
Model Focus Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1999 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1107 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 65 L


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