1982 Volkswagen Santana vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Volkswagen Santana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Volkswagen Santana 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 90 more horse power than 1982 Volkswagen Santana. (90 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1982 Volkswagen Santana.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 73 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Volkswagen Santana. (145 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Volkswagen Santana. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1982 Volkswagen Santana has manual transmission. 1982 Volkswagen Santana 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:

1982 Volkswagen Santana 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Volkswagen Honda
Model Santana CR-V
Year Released 1982 2011
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 90 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3300 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 58 L


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