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2008 Opel Astra vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Opel Astra 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 567 kg more than 2008 Opel Astra.

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 205 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Astra. (142 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Astra. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2008 Opel Astra has manual transmission. 2008 Opel Astra 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 Opel Astra 2005 Honda Accord
Make Opel Honda
Model Astra Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2204 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Torque 142 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.5 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 1078 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3510 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.7 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 65 L


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