1980 Plymouth Volare 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 Plymouth Volare. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Plymouth Volare would be higher. At 3,687 cc (6 cylinders), 1980 Plymouth Volare is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 80 more horse power than 1980 Plymouth Volare. (100 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1980 Plymouth Volare. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 71 kg more than 1980 Plymouth Volare. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Plymouth Volare 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 1980 Plymouth Volare. 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, 1980 Plymouth Volare (231 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 13 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1980 Plymouth Volare will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Plymouth Volare 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Plymouth Honda
Model Volare CR-V
Year Released 1980 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3687 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1485 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 5120 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2870 mm 2619 mm


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