1971 Matra-Simca M530 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Matra-Simca M530. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Matra-Simca M530 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 109 more horse power than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. (71 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 621 kg more than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 Matra-Simca M530 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 1971 Matra-Simca M530. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V, 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, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. (128 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Matra-Simca M530. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1971 Matra-Simca M530 has manual transmission. 1971 Matra-Simca M530 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Honda CR-V will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Matra-Simca M530 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Matra-Simca Honda
Model M530 CR-V
Year Released 1971 2011
Engine Size 1699 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 71 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 128 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 935 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2619 mm


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