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2009 Mercedes-Benz A vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz A is newer by 4 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 57 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. (81 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 319 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. 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 167 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. (180 Nm @ 1400 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2009 Mercedes-Benz A has manual transmission. 2009 Mercedes-Benz A 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:

2009 Mercedes-Benz A 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model A Accord
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1991 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 180 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 170 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 15 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3840 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1600 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 4.9 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 54 L 65 L


 

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