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2012 Seat Altea vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2012 Seat Altea 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 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Seat Altea (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Seat Altea should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 453 kg more than 2012 Seat Altea.

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 147 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Seat Altea. (200 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Seat Altea.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Seat Altea 2005 Honda Accord
Make Seat Honda
Model Altea Accord
Year Released 2012 2005
Body Type Minivan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 203 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.1 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1192 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.2 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


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