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2009 Ford Focus vs. 1977 Honda Accord

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Honda Accord would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Ford Focus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Focus (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1977 Honda Accord. (80 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 1977 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Ford Focus weights approximately 564 kg more than 1977 Honda Accord. 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, 2009 Ford Focus (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 194 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Honda Accord. (126 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Focus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Focus 1977 Honda Accord
Make Ford Honda
Model Focus Accord
Year Released 2009 1977
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1599 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 134 HP 80 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3700 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 8.4:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1454 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2390 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 61 L


 

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