1980 Mazda 323 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Mazda 323. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Mazda 323 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) has 106 more horse power than 1980 Mazda 323. (74 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1980 Mazda 323. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 676 kg more than 1980 Mazda 323. 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 102 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Mazda 323. (116 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Mazda 323.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Mazda 323 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mazda Honda
Model 323 CR-V
Year Released 1980 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1490 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 180 HP
Torque 116 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 880 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 3960 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 58 L


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