1978 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 Mitsubishi Lancer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 127 more horse power than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. (53 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 696 kg more than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 133 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. (85 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mitsubishi Honda
Model Lancer CR-V
Year Released 1978 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1238 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 85 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 860 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2350 mm 2619 mm


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