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2008 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 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 4,171 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg (310 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 172 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord.

Because 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 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 Volkswagen Touareg 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 Volkswagen Touareg (410 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2005 Honda Accord
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Touareg Accord
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4171 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 310 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 410 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 65 L


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