1978 Buick Skyhawk vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Buick Skyhawk. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Buick Skyhawk would be higher. At 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 1978 Buick Skyhawk is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 221 kg more than 1978 Buick Skyhawk.

Because 1978 Buick Skyhawk 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 1978 Buick Skyhawk. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Buick Skyhawk 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Buick Honda
Model Skyhawk CR-V
Year Released 1978 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 180 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1280 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2619 mm


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