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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2008 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2008 Honda CR-V is newer by 53 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Honda CR-V (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 215 kg more than 2008 Honda CR-V.

Because 2008 Honda CR-V is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1955 Austin A 55. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Honda CR-V will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Honda CR-V (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2008 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1955 Austin A 55 has manual transmission. 1955 Austin A 55 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2008 Honda CR-V
Make Austin Honda
Model A 55 CR-V
Year Released 1955 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 840 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2640 mm


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