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2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (161 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 120 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C.

Because 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 106 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (241 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model C Accord
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 241 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 228 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1525 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 65 L


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