1984 Ford Laser vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Ford Laser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Ford Laser 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 95 more horse power than 1984 Ford Laser. (85 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1984 Ford Laser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 766 kg more than 1984 Ford Laser. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 98 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Ford Laser. (120 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Ford Laser. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1984 Ford Laser has manual transmission. 1984 Ford Laser 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:

1984 Ford Laser 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Ford Honda
Model Laser CR-V
Year Released 1984 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 85 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 790 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


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