1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 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 48 more horse power than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. (132 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Honda CR-V weights approximately 336 kg more than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 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 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. 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, 2011 Honda CR-V (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. (198 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 has manual transmission. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 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:

1986 Mercedes-Benz 190 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model 190 CR-V
Year Released 1986 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2299 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 132 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 198 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1220 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 58 L


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