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2011 Volvo S60 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2011 Volvo S60 is newer by 6 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 2,400 cc (5 cylinders), 2011 Volvo S60 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 36 kg more than 2011 Volvo S60.

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, 2011 Volvo S60 (400 Nm @ 1250 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2011 Volvo S60 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Volvo S60 2005 Honda Accord
Make Volvo Honda
Model S60 Accord
Year Released 2011 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Torque 400 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 1250 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1609 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4628 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1864 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1483 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2776 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 65 L


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