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2004. - 2008.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front
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Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2008.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4675 mm
1760 mm
1482 mm
465 liters
1670 liters
62 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4750 mm
1760 mm
1470 mm
518 liters
1657 liters
65 liters
2004 Nissan Primera Estate
2005 Honda Accord Tourer

Engine

Renault
1.9 F9Q2
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1870 cc
116 hp
265 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Honda
2.2 N22A
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2204 cc
142 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1438 kg
11.1 s
195 km/h
7.3 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
151 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1559 kg
10.1 s
200 km/h
7.5 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
153 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

2300 EUR
Price from
2700 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the large family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 116hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 142hp engine designed by Honda.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Accord offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Honda does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Nissan with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Honda badge with 4.7 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Primera as average reliability-wise, and Accord is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Primera rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Honda is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 200 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (49 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Honda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Accord offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Honda being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Honda. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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