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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. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2008 Opel Astra. (123 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 320 kg more than 2008 Opel Astra. 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 177 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Astra. (170 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Opel Astra 2005 Honda Accord
Make Opel Honda
Model Astra Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1794 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 123 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 198 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.9 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1325 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4520 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.8 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 65 L


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