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2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is newer by 7 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 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro (426 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 288 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro weights approximately 222 kg more than 2005 Honda Accord. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 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 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. 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, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro (569 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 222 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Camaro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro has manual transmission. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 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:

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2005 Honda Accord
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Camaro Accord
Year Released 2012 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6200 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 426 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 569 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type 6-speed manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1867 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4836 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1918 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1389 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2852 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 65 L


 

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