1985 Mazda 323 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Mazda 323. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 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 @ 6800 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 1985 Mazda 323. (72 HP @ 5700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1985 Mazda 323. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 656 kg more than 1985 Mazda 323. 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 107 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Mazda 323. (111 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Mazda 323. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1985 Mazda 323 has manual transmission. 1985 Mazda 323 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:

1985 Mazda 323 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mazda Honda
Model 323 CR-V
Year Released 1985 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1498 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 72 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 111 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1819 mm


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