1978 Ford Capri 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 Ford Capri. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Ford Capri 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 131 more horse power than 1978 Ford Capri. (49 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1978 Ford Capri. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 571 kg more than 1978 Ford Capri. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1978 Ford Capri 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 Ford Capri. 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 131 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Ford Capri. (87 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Ford Capri. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1978 Ford Capri has manual transmission. 1978 Ford Capri 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:

1978 Ford Capri 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Ford Honda
Model Capri CR-V
Year Released 1978 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 49 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 87 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 985 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2619 mm


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