1990 Nissan Terrano vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Nissan Terrano. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Nissan Terrano would be higher. At 2,960 cc (6 cylinders), 1990 Nissan Terrano is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Honda CR-V (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1990 Nissan Terrano. (146 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1990 Nissan Terrano. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Nissan Terrano weights approximately 199 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Because 1990 Nissan Terrano is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1990 Nissan Terrano will offer significantly more control. 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, 1990 Nissan Terrano (244 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 26 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1990 Nissan Terrano will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V. 2011 Honda CR-V has automatic transmission and 1990 Nissan Terrano has manual transmission. 1990 Nissan Terrano 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:

1990 Nissan Terrano 2011 Honda CR-V
Make Nissan Honda
Model Terrano CR-V
Year Released 1990 2011
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2960 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 146 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 244 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1755 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2619 mm


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