1971 Rover 3.5 Litre 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 Rover 3.5 Litre. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre would be higher. At 3,532 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre. (148 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre weights approximately 82 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Because 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre 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 Rover 3.5 Litre. 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, 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre (276 Nm @ 2600 RPM) has 58 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1971 Rover 3.5 Litre will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Rover 3.5 Litre 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Rover Honda
Model 3.5 Litre CR-V
Year Released 1971 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3532 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 276 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1638 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4750 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2820 mm 2619 mm


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