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2010 Honda Civic vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2010 Honda Civic is newer by 5 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 25 more horse power than 2010 Honda Civic. (113 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 325 kg more than 2010 Honda Civic. 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 199 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Civic. (148 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Honda Civic 2005 Honda Accord
Make Honda Honda
Model Civic Accord
Year Released 2010 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1800 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 113 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 148 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4503 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1753 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1435 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 L 65 L


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